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AH-3 Thunderstrike is a helicopter sim/shooter. You will pilot the AH-3 over 10 operations all over the world. Each operation is composed of several missions, such as destroying tanks, or destroying bridges, or escorting trucks, and so on.

Thunderstrike's graphics consist of scaled sprites arranged to create a 3D environment. It makes use of the Sega CD's scaling and rotation hardware to create this effect with a smooth frame rate.


AH-3: ThunderStrike SEGA CD Destroying a line of Tanks
AH-3: ThunderStrike SEGA CD Select Operation
AH-3: ThunderStrike SEGA CD Mission Briefing
AH-3: ThunderStrike SEGA CD Night Mission

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Alternate Titles

  • "Thunderhawk" -- European / Japanese Sega CD title
  • "AH-3: ThunderStrike - Air Assault" -- US DOS title

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Critic Reviews

Sega Force Dec 09, 1993 95 out of 100 95
Play Time Oct, 1993 94 out of 100 94
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1994 11 out of 12 92
Power Unlimited Feb, 1994 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Oct, 1993 4.5 out of 5 90
Game Players Jan, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Video Games Sep, 1993 89 out of 100 89
neXGam 2007 8.9 out of 10 89
Mega Fun Sep, 1993 85 out of 100 85
The Video Game Critic Feb 24, 2008 D 25


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The "Select operation" map in Thunderstrike is identical to the "Next race" map in Core's earlier game, Jaguar XJ220.


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quizzley7 (21721) added AH-3: ThunderStrike (SEGA CD) on Feb 22, 2004
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