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An instant classic, Thexder provided fast, continuous, and very challenging gameplay. Ayodeji Oshinnaiye (3) unrated
The first true Arcade game on the PC Tony Van (2855) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
An Addictive Fighting Mech Platformer Toadstool (56) unrated
Hard. And that's all I have to say about that. Chris Martin (1204) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars
One of the most wonderful games of the last decade. Tomer Gabel (4643) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
Are you a Robotech fan? Then play this game! austin quinn (1) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.8
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.7
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.3
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.5
Overall User Score (27 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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Happy Computer (Dec, 1987)
Die getestete MS-DOS-Version ist in technischer Hinsicht äußerst bemerkenswert. Thexder ist nämlich eines der ganz wenigen guten Action-Spiele für PCs, die mit einer CGA-Karte laufen. Auf unserem Schneider-Pe wurden wir von fließender Animation und flottem Scrolling verblüfft. Bei den angekündigten Amiga- und ST-Umsetzungen wird man sicherlich in den Genuß von mehr Farben kommen.
Sie sehen also, daß THEXDER ein wirklich vielschichtiges Actionspiel ist, das sich nicht ohne Grund so gut verkauft. Für Actionfans ist THEXDER auf jeden Fall eine lohnende Herausforderung, auch bei einem Preis von DM 65,--.
As a PC shooter Thexder may be decent but, when compared to good quality Arcade and console games of similar style, it just doesn't stand up.