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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 SNES Ready to take-off
Steel Talons Genesis Main menu
Steel Talons Genesis Weaving through mountains
Steel Talons Genesis Hopefully I can stay afloat this time

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Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

THIS GAME IS CRAP!! Genesis DudeOfMonson (118)

Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine Lynx Dec, 1992 97 out of 100 97
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Jan, 1992 96 out of 100 96
Game Zero Lynx Oct, 1992 78.5 out of 100 78
Power Play Lynx Aug, 1992 75 out of 100 75
Megablast Lynx 1993 73 out of 100 73
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Lynx Aug, 1992 25 out of 40 62
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Lynx Dec 10, 2003 6 out of 10 60 Genesis Nov 14, 2013 4 out of 10 40
Video Games SNES Jan, 1994 38 out of 100 38
Mean Machines Genesis Jan, 1993 29 out of 100 29


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