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DescriptionOperation Thunderbolt is the exciting sequel to Operation Wolf. An airliner is hijacked by terrorists en-route from Paris to Boston, who threaten to kill all hostages on board if their mates aren't released from jail. Instead of reaching its destination, the airliner makes a landing in Kalubya, Africa, and all the hostages are hidden in various locations. The authorities have asked the hero from Operation Wolf to rescue the hostages, but only this time, the hero brings his friend along for the ride.
There are eight missions to complete in Operation Thunderbolt, and each one has you shooting down soldiers, choppers, and tanks. The gameplay varies every one or two missions. In some missions, you are driving a jeep or controlling a boat, while in others, you are walking while you're shooting. You have a limited supply of ammo, and a limited supply of rocket bombs, but you can always stock up by shooting down crates falling from the sky, or by killing a cat or dog that get in the line of fire. Also from crates, you can get special items like bulletproof vests, rocket bombs, and different weapons.
You also have a life bar to worry about. If you're shot at by soldiers, or if rocket bombs or grenades are thrown at you, you 'll lose energy, and once you're energy is depleted, you lose one of your three lives. You can lose a lot of energy by killing hostages on purpose, and you can't easily avoid killing them if you decide to use rocket bombs to wipe out enemies. The eighth mission, the mission that involves you fighting terrorists on a plane, proves to be difficult because a woman in a blue dress stands up and gets in the line of fire, and you have to very careful when you're going to use rocket bombs.
There are two endings to this game, and which ending you can watch will depend on the number of hostages you've saved, and whether or not you shot the pilot instead of the mission eight boss.
Part of the Following Groups
- BPjS / BPjM indexed games
- Genre: Light Gun Shooter
- Operation Wolf / Thunderbolt series
- Setting: African
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|The One||Amiga||Jan, 1990||90 out of 100||90|
|HonestGamers (Staff reviews only)||Arcade||Jun 24, 2008||9 out of 10||90|
|Sinclair User||ZX Spectrum||Jan, 1992||88 out of 100||88|
|Amiga Joker||Amiga||Feb, 1990||88 out of 100||88|
|Commodore Format||Commodore 64||Jan, 1992||83 out of 100||83|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Amstrad CPC||Feb, 1990||815 out of 1000||82|
|Amiga Action||Amiga||Apr, 1992||81 out of 100||81|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Amstrad CPC||Jan, 1990||80 out of 100||80|
|Commodore Force||Commodore 64||Aug, 1993||54 out of 100||54|
|Amiga Power||Amiga||May, 1991||50|
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TriviaWhen we look at the world map, we see, in Africa, that Libya lies between Tunisia and Egypt. But in the introduction to the Amiga version of Operation Thunderbolt, Libya has been replaced with the fictional state of Kalubya.
Arcade Credits (22 people)
Shizuo Aizawa (Spratter . A)Sound Editer:
Taito Corporation 1988