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Thunder Blade
サンダーブレード

(1987)


 
Thunder Blade
サンダーブレード

SEGA MARK III
DETAILS
Format Sega Mark III
Released 30 July 1988
Publisher Sega
Product ID G-1360
Size (cm) 14 x 10 x 2.5
Weight (kg) 0.12
PRICE
STATUS
Sega's fantastic tribute to the 1983 movie Blue Thunder comes home to the Mark III in rather downgraded form - so much it's near unrecognisable. But the game remains surprisingly fast, and very challenging.

Standard 'Gold Cartridge' cardboard packaging, 2Mbit cartridge, monochrome booklet.

Super Thunder Blade
スーパーサンダーブレード

MEGA DRIVE
DETAILS
Format Mega Drive
Released 29 Oct 1988
Publisher Sega
Product ID G-4003
Size (cm) 17.8 x 12.8 x 2.5
Weight (kg) 0.18
PRICE
STATUS
Released on launch day with the machine, the MD Super Thunder Blade is more of an enhanced remake than a sequel.
Sadly it is also a relatively poor showcase of the Mega Drive's abilities. It keeps a little flavour of the arcade, but Sega really should have done better with this one.

Standard MD packaging, 16Mbit cartridge, colour booklet.

Thunder Blade
サンダーブレード

X68000
DETAILS
Format X68000
Released 1990
Publisher Sharp
Product ID CZ-239AS
Size (cm) 22.5 x 16 x 2.8
Weight (kg) 0.24
PRICE
STATUS
The X68000 sneaks in with a thourouhly enjoyable version, that is sadly quite hard to find in good condition these days.

Plastic case, 2 x 5' Floppies, manual.

Thunder Blade
サンダーブレード

PC ENGINE
DETAILS
Format PC Engine
Released 7 Dec 1990
Publisher NEC Avenue
Product ID NAPH-1015
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Following their excellent conversions of Space Harrier and After Burner II, NEC Avenue are at it again with a surprisingly smooth and playable port of the arcade favourite.

Standard PCE case, 4MBit HuCard, colour booklet.

 

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