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Graphically, no difference between this and the Amiga version. However, it lacks in the sound department, without the great intro tune that kicked off the Amiga version so well. There is a poor translation of it though, with tinny ST sound. However, the clear speech is still intact. Playability's all still there too, with the same trigger-pulling action we've come to expect from any version of the Operation family.
Zero (May, 1990)
What the ST version hasn't changed is the difficulty of the game. Taking on half the Libyan army with your last two bullets is never going to be easy especially when you've only a vague idea where the bullets are going. As the hoary old Arabian proverb goes: "Man who fails to get laser sights will not live to see the next series of ALF."
Atari ST User (May, 1992)
Perhaps too hard for its own good, but at under a tenner it's perfect for relieving those violent outbursts.
ST Format (Apr, 1990)
It's a tough game, but so was the original and Ocean's conversion is very close to its arcade counterpart. The uninitiated may not take to the frantic action, but Roy Adams fans shouldn't miss this at any cost.
Wie gesagt, es geht ziemlich rund, wenn auch beim Programmieren ein wenig geschlampt wurde: Die Grafiken sehen zwar gut aus, ruckeln aber teilweise so stark, daß man glaubt, auf dem ST laufe ein Spectrum-Emulator. Dafür ist der Sound (mit Sprachausgabe) recht zufriedenstellend. Für die Söldnerecke in der Softwarebibliothek ist OPERATION THUNDERBOLD vielleicht geeignet, für den Normalsterblichen ist‘s nur actionreiches Mittelmaß. Wer will noch mal? Wer hat noch nicht..?
Power Play (Apr, 1990)
Wer in der Spielhalle am Automaten klebte, wird auch mit der Heimcomputer-Umsetzung rundherum zufrieden sein. Alle anderen sollten "Operation Thunderbolt" mit Vorsicht genießen.