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Rolling Thunder 2 (Genesis)

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A follow-up to the original Rolling Thunder, this is a "shoot-the-bad-guys-and-save-the-world" game. A terrorist group has taken out the world information flow and, as either a guy named Albert Ross or a woman named Leila, you must stop them. You can also get weapons that pack more of a punch than your ordinary hand gun. The original Arcade version of Rolling Thunder 2 supports two-player cooperative play.

The Genesis conversion is single-player only, but instead it introduces several new stages with new enemies and bosses. The original stages have been tweaked to provide more cover points and bonus items; also two new weapons were added - a laser and a flamethrower. The storyline cutscenes between the stages were expanded. This version introduces a password system that allows the players to continue from any previously visited stage.


Rolling Thunder 2 Genesis The boss unleashes hordes of enemies.
Rolling Thunder 2 Genesis The flamethrower is the most powerful weapon at close range.
Rolling Thunder 2 Genesis Leila, the female protagonist
Rolling Thunder 2 Genesis Title screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "RT2" -- Common abbreviation
  • "ローリングサンダー2" -- Japanese spelling

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Rolling thunder-- a nice little game paul cairey (359) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Dec, 1991 5 out of 5 100
The Video Game Critic Sep 09, 2018 A 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jan, 1992 92 out of 100 92
Sega Force Jan 14, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 10, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Mean Machines Jan, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Play Time Jul, 1992 82 out of 100 82 Jul 26, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Mar, 1992 71 out of 100 71


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