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Description

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 ZX Spectrum Equipment selection
Thunderbirds Atari ST Danger up above
Thunderbirds Commodore 64 Opening screen for the bank job mission.
Thunderbirds ZX Spectrum The next lift

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Critic Reviews

Amstrad Action Amstrad CPC Aug, 1989 90 out of 100 90
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jul, 1989 87 out of 100 87
Zzap! Amiga Oct, 1989 86 out of 100 86
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Oct, 1989 84 out of 100 84
Commodore User Commodore 64 Jul, 1989 83 out of 100 83
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Oct, 1989 80 out of 100 80
ST/Amiga Format Atari ST Jun, 1989 77 out of 100 77
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Aug, 1989 72 out of 100 72
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Sep, 1989 5.6 out of 12 47
Happy Computer ZX Spectrum 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 (3909) and Martin Smith (75521)
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