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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 Lynx Mission briefing screen
Steel Talons Lynx Destroyed ground target
Steel Talons Lynx Title screen
Steel Talons Lynx Starting first mission

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Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine Dec, 1992 97 out of 100 97
Game Zero Oct, 1992 78.5 out of 100 78
Defunct Games Mar 24, 2007 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Aug, 1992 75 out of 100 75
Megablast 1993 73 out of 100 73
Play Time Oct, 1992 65 out of 100 65
Video Games Jul, 1992 65 out of 100 65
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Aug, 1992 25 out of 40 62
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 10, 2003 6 out of 10 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Aug, 1992 7 out of 12 58


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Martin Smith (80322) added Steel Talons (Lynx) on Jul 30, 2006
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