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Let's Compare (Thunder Blade) - Gaming History Source
« on: February 15, 2017, 09:42:55 pm »
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Thunder Blade (サンダーブレード Sandāburēdo?) is an arcade, flight-based, third-person rail shooter originally released for video arcades in 1987. In the game, players control a helicopter to destroy enemy vehicles.
The game was released as standard stand-up arcade cabinet that introduced the use of force feedback, as the joystick vibrates during gameplay. A sit-down unit was also released, replacing the force feedback with a seat that moves in tandem with the joystick.


Versions of the game were later released for the Sega Master System, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, TurboGrafx-16, Sharp X68000 and ZX Spectrum. The Nintendo 3DS remake was released as a 3D Classic in Japan on August 20, 2014, in North America and Europe on May 14, 2015, and in Australia on July 2, 2015.
A follow-up, Super Thunder Blade, was released exclusively for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis.


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The game's plot and setting resembles the 1983 film and 1984 TV series of Blue Thunder. The player controls a helicopter using guns and missiles to destroy enemy tanks, helicopters, etc., to save his home country. Levels are in both a top-down or third-person perspective view. The boss levels are in the top-down view.

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Re: Let's Compare (Thunder Blade) - Gaming History Source
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2017, 06:36:12 pm »
never played the first one, but I do like Super Thunder Blade.  took about 50 tries to get the hang of it the first time playing, crashed and burned alot.  Ended up playing Space Harrier 2 more.
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Re: Let's Compare (Thunder Blade) - Gaming History Source
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 10:44:29 pm »
never played the first one, but I do like Super Thunder Blade.  took about 50 tries to get the hang of it the first time playing, crashed and burned alot.  Ended up playing Space Harrier 2 more.

Super Thunder Blade was kind of garbage IMO.   Really choppy experience even for a Megadrive / Genesis launch game in 88-89.

Reading Electronic Gaming Monthly's coverage of STB was more fun than playing the game.








This is what it's like to play arcade machine from 1987 -- Oh, and this video was uploaded by Segabits :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTIsjnvo4Dg


I've played that very same machine. 
Galloping Ghost Arcade just outside of Chicago is such an awesome place.
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