Join our Discord to chat with fellow friendly gamers and our knowledgeable contributors!

Steel Talons (Genesis)

Steel Talons Genesis Title screen


Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.
Not an American user?


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.


Steel Talons Genesis Title screen
Steel Talons Genesis The first main mission
Steel Talons Genesis Mission 3
Steel Talons Genesis I'm down now though

Promo Images

Steel Talons Magazine Advertisement
Steel Talons Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

THIS GAME IS CRAP!! DudeOfMonson (118) 0.33 Stars0.33 Stars0.33 Stars0.33 Stars0.33 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine Dec, 1992 86 out of 100 86
Play Time Jan, 1993 45 out of 100 45
neXGam 2002 4.1 out of 10 41 Nov 14, 2013 4 out of 10 40
All Game Guide 1998 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
Mean Machines Jan, 1993 29 out of 100 29
Video Games Sep, 1993 25 out of 100 25


There are currently no topics for this game.


There is no trivia on file for this game.

Martin Smith (66862) added Steel Talons (Genesis) on Jul 29, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (66862), Pseudo_Intellectual (61234) and Игги Друге (46409)