Thunderstrike (video game)

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Thunderstrike
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Developer(s) Millennium Interactive
Publisher(s) Millennium Interactive
Platform(s) MS-DOS, Atari ST, Amiga
Release1990
Genre(s) First-person shooter
Mode(s) Single-player

Thunderstrike is a futuristic 3D shooter game released by Millennium Interactive in 1990.

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Plot

The year is 2238 and the most popular sport in the world is the Military Olympics, in which gladiators in various combat aircraft fight robot drones and each other for victory.

Gameplay

The player controls a low-flying combat aircraft in a series of combat arenas filled with enemy robot drones. He starts with the titular "Thunderstrike" fighter by default, but may choose between five different models, all differing in flight characteristics.

The player must defend his base installations (red pyramids) from attack by various robot drones; if they are all destroyed the game is lost. Meanwhile, he must search and destroy the robot spawn bases (blue/red bunkers); when these are all destroyed the round is won and the player progresses to the next arena.

Reception

Computer Gaming World advised flight-simulator fans to avoid Thunderstrike, but that "those who want a challenging game with more than the average arcade style, however, are bound to be pleasanty surprised ... addicting". [1]

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References

  1. Chaut, Michael (April 1991). "We Who Are About to Fly, Salute You". Computer Gaming World. p. 60. Retrieved 17 November 2013.