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International Rescue is made up of Jeff Tracy, Brains, and Tracy's five sons, each of whom has a Thunderbird craft of their own. They have four missions to complete in turn.

Each of these involves a two-man squad, whom you can switch between at any time. Each must select the correct objects to bring beforehand. You will have to move through the screens via lifts and ladders, avoid hazards and solve puzzles.

Mission one is set in a mine shaft, which is rapidly flooding and has two miners trapped. Next up is a nuclear submarine stranded after hitting a mine, which must be repaired and reactivated before it explodes. During this mission, you discover evidence of the miner's construction, so must break into a bank to steal the appropriate documents. This reveals that a madman is holding International Rescue to ransom, so you must finally travel to his lair to stop him.

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Thunderbirds Atari ST The control room
Thunderbirds Atari ST Standing one character over a cabinet opens another
Thunderbirds Amstrad CPC To play the mission, I need a password.
Thunderbirds Amstrad CPC Starting the mine rescue mission.

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Critic Reviews

Amstrad Action Amstrad CPC Aug, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Zzap! (Italy) Commodore 64 Oct, 1989 86 out of 100 86
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Jul, 1989 85 out of 100 85
Commodore User Amiga Jul, 1989 85 out of 100 85
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jul, 1989 85 out of 100 85
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Oct, 1989 84 out of 100 84
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Aug, 1989 73 out of 100 73
The One Amiga Jul, 1989 69 out of 100 69
Happy Computer ZX Spectrum Dec, 1985 Unscored Unscored
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Dec, 1985 Unscored Unscored

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Audio tape

Both Atari ST and Amiga versions were delivered with an audio tape with the Thunderbirds theme music.
Contributed to by airshark (3912) and Martin Smith (66801)