Steel Talons

Moby ID: 23332
Arcade Specs
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Steel Talons brought realism-oriented helicopter combat to the arcades, and later to home systems. The action is viewed from behind your helicopter, with the 3D polygon world rotating around you, taking in mountains, rivers and deserts.

There are 12 missions in total, each of which requires you to destroy targets in a set time limit. There are also training and head-to-head (against a CPU-controlled drone) modes.

You have a limited number of automatically-targeting missiles as well as a cannon. A tracking map tells you where you are on the level, and where the enemies are. Contact with the ground, mountains or other vehicles will damage or destroy your helicopter.


  • スティールタロンズ - Japanese spelling
  • 스틸타론즈 - Korean spelling



Credits (Arcade version)

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Ordinance Officer
Chief Engineer
Signal Corps
Damage Control
Data Acquisition
Structural Engineer
Flight Instructor
Synthetic Flight Engineer
Test Pilot
Liaison Officer
Joint Chiefs of Staff
[ full credits ]



Average score: 66% (based on 21 ratings)


Average score: 1.9 out of 5 (based on 13 ratings with 1 reviews)


The Good
This game inspires me to make games, knowing they don't have to be good to be published and distributed amongst the masses.

The Bad
I couldn't believe how trashy the graphics were for this game. Don't get me wrong, I know it's a Sega Genesis game. I'm not holding this game to modern expectations. I appreciate classic games, take a look at my have list!

Anyway this game was accidentally purchased by a friend who thought it was Super Thunder Blade. Little did he know he bought one of the WORST GAMES EVER! The gameplay was awful, the whole time you are baffled by the horrible appearance of the game. It's like playing a 8-bit game on a 16-bit console. For example imagine what Starfox would be like on an atari 2600. That's what this game looks like.

This game also lacked an appealing story. As a matter of fact I'm not even sure there was a story. This game was garbage. The only reason my friend kept the game was to remind himself daily how crappy that game is and not to mistake it ever again.

The Bottom Line
I would most likely never even mention this game, unless I complaining about it. I would describe this game as "Super Thunder Blade's retarded cousin".

Genesis · by DudeOfMonson (97) · 2007


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Martin Smith.

Arcade added by Pseudo_Intellectual. Atari ST added by Игги Друге.

Additional contributors: j.raido 【雷堂嬢太朗】, Rik Hideto.

Game added July 30, 2006. Last modified January 27, 2024.