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Aboard the lethal Gunship Gladiator helicopter, it is your job to ensure that a coup fails to install a dictator as leader.

The game features 12 levels split into three distinct styles. First of all you'll be flying over a city in your helicopter, shooting out tanks by ducking low enough to target them, but also climbing to avoid the skyscrapers in the area. The third section is viewed similarly, but sees you attempting to wipe out the planes mounted on an aircraft carrier.

The second section is viewed behind your helicopter in full 3D, and adds helicopters and planes to be shot, with dodging their bullets as you duck down to shoot the tanks being the main challenge.


ThunderBlade Commodore 64 You need to fly through that narrow opening
ThunderBlade Commodore 64 Look out, you're under attack!
ThunderBlade Commodore 64 One of the 3D stages in the game
ThunderBlade Commodore 64 Target destroyed!

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Alternate Titles

  • "Thunder Blade" -- Alternate spelling
  • "3D Thunder Blade" -- Nintendo 3DS title
  • "サンダーブレード" -- Japanese Spelling

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Critic Reviews

64'er Apr, 1989 13 out of 15 87
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jan, 1989 800 out of 1000 80
Commodore User Jan, 1989 71 out of 100 71
Retrogaming History Jul 25, 2008 7 out of 10 70 Jul 25, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Zzap! Feb, 1989 69 out of 100 69
Power Play Jan, 1989 68 out of 100 68
The Games Machine (UK) Feb, 1989 65 out of 100 65
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1989 6.4 out of 12 53
Games Preview Jan, 1989 51 out of 100 51


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The Commodore 64 version came with a 'Art of Noise' (electronic music) mix tape. They were very popular dance music collective in the eighties apparently!
Martin Smith (66870) added ThunderBlade (Commodore 64) on Oct 11, 2004
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