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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 Genesis Completed this one in good time
Steel Talons Genesis Weaving through mountains
Steel Talons Lynx Destroyed ground target
Steel Talons Genesis Main menu

Promo Images

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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

Sinclair User Arcade Dec, 1991 87 out of 100 87
GameFan Magazine Genesis Dec, 1992 86 out of 100 86
Power Play Lynx Aug, 1992 75 out of 100 75
ST-Computer Atari ST Jan, 1996 65 out of 100 65
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Lynx Aug, 1992 25 out of 40 62
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Lynx Aug, 1992 7 out of 12 58
Play Time Genesis Jan, 1993 45 out of 100 45 Genesis Nov 14, 2013 4 out of 10 40
All Game Guide Genesis 1998 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
Video Games Genesis Sep, 1993 25 out of 100 25


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