|Platform(s)||MS-DOS, Atari ST, Amiga|
Thunderstrike is a futuristic 3D shooter game released by Millennium Interactive in 1990.
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.
Players control a low-flying combat aircraft in a series of combat arenas filled with enemy robot drones. They start with the titular "Thunderstrike" fighter by default, but may choose between five different models, all differing in flight characteristics.
Players must defend their base installations (red pyramids) from attack by various robot drones; if they are all destroyed the game is lost. Meanwhile, they must find 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.
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".
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Wing Commander is a media franchise consisting of space combat simulation video games from Origin Systems, Inc., an animated television series, a feature film, a collectible card game, a series of novels, and action figures. The franchise originated in 1990 with the release of video game Wing Commander.
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Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War is a semi-realistic flight combat video game for the PlayStation 2. Like other titles in Namco's Ace Combat series, Ace Combat 5 features gameplay that is a mix between arcade flight and authentic flight simulation. The game was developed by Project Aces, an internal Namco group credited with the development of the Ace Combat series, and was published by Namco in October 2004. A limited number of the games were bundled with the Hori Flightstick 2 accessory.
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Warhawk, released as AirAssault in Japan, is a futuristic arcade-style flight-combat game for the Sony PlayStation console, developed by SingleTrac and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was originally released on November 10, 1995 in North America and a month later in Europe. It was later re-released as part of Sony's Greatest Hits line-up.
Cyberia is a science fiction action adventure video game released for MS-DOS in January 1994, and released two years later on the PlayStation, Sega Saturn, 3DO and FM Towns consoles. A sequel, Cyberia 2: Resurrection, was released in 1995 for both DOS and Windows 9x formats.
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