Thunder Fox

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Thunder Fox
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Developer(s) Taito
Publisher(s) Taito
Platform(s) Arcade, Mega Drive
ReleaseJune 1990: Arcade [1]
1991: Mega Drive

Thunder Fox (サンダーフォックス) is a run-and-gun shooter created by Taito. It was released in arcades in 1990 and for the Sega Mega Drive in 1991.

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Plot

In the year 199X, the world was lost in a vortex of terror. Malicious terrorism gripped the land, the sky, and the sea. There were two brave men who fought against this reign of violence. They were the anti-terrorism team, "THUNDER FOX."

Gameplay

Thunder Fox is a horizontally scrolling shooter, where the players take control of agents Thunder and Fox. [2] Thunder is more efficient with firearms, while Fox is better in using a knife. [3] The levels are all divided into multiple sections, from a military base to a plane. [4] The action is focused on close combat with using the knife to attack, but there are also other weapons dropped by enemies like grenades, flame-throwers and handguns. [5]

Reception

In Japan, Game Machine listed Thunder Fox on their August 15, 1990 issue as being the thirteenth most-successful table arcade unit of the month. [6]

Leisure Line magazine reviewed the arcade game and rated it 8 out of 10. [7]

Legacy

Thunder Fox was re-released for the Xbox and PlayStation 2 as part of the Taito Legends compilation.

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References

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