From: BluBlaDe (more)
Comments: Yeap. The shade is the king of this game.
From: Ron (more)
Comments: Congratulations, "The Shade", you put more thought into your bullshit post than the programmers of Thunder Blade did into the fucking piece-of-shit game.
From: Roy (more)
Comments: Hated this fucker! Every time I'd lose (which was every time I played the piece-of-shit) I'd get so fucking mad that I'd dick-slap my sister right on her forehead. A couple times I cock-whipped her hard enough to leave a mushroom bruise. It sounds terrible, I know, but she used to punch me in the danglers all the time, so it actually evened out most of the time.
From: Brad (more)
Comments: Utter pantload. The only realistic reason why anyone could like the SMS version is that they are somehow channeling their (mostly misplaced) affection for the arcade version of Thunder Blade onto this 8-bit plasticized turd. Probably happened to all of us SMS users at one time or another, but this would be the most egregious example. Thunder Blade also gets high marks in the unfortunately large category of Master System games that have box-art that is more exciting than the actual game itself.
From: arnold (more)
Comments: Damn good game. There was one of the last scenes, when you had to fly over a huge warship. I never made it. Usually I died on the scene where you had to fly over a river (axonometric graphic.) So it's a great game. I remember that there was a cheat, or something like that, when you died, you had to push down-right (or down-left?) and the 2 shooting button (or both?) and you could start again from the begining of the last level, but you could do this only two times in a game, and then came really the game over. Great memories. I was only 12 when i played.
From: The Shade (more)
Comments: this game is not hard @ all...the top-down view levels are pretty easy, if u suck hard u can just remember the order of the planes playing it once or twice... the 3-d levels r a little bit more difficult but hey, it's a 1988 game, it has many tricks: in the refinery level, when choppers comes from all over, stay in the lower-left corner of the screen. bullet will come all over u, but u won't die. in the caves level, the 3 waves of planes coming after the 3 caves can be avoided staying in 3 different corners of the screen, i don't rememba the order, but that's it. try it (guess it was botton right - bottom left - bottom right again). u'll say "man, i'm gone" but bullets won't hit u. the only level that can REALLY make u suck hard is the one on the sea...there are some phases in which u have planes coming PLUS boats shooting at a ridicoulous rate. so you can't use you invincible corner, you have to keep moving or boats will kill u, and so yeah, there u need a little bit of luck. but for the rest, u just have 2 learn "invincible corners". and when loads of tanks unload their ammo on u, just move in circle...start from, say, the bottom left corner, then go up into the top left corner, then left...and u'll be safe, there's really nothing difficult (except when, as i said, u encounter tanks + airplanes) cause hits does not anticipate your movements, they just follow u, so u just have to avoid going back or stop moving. don't even think 'bout destroying some thanks or airplanes...evade and survive. u can memorize the order in which tanks appears and get'em (above all in the 1st 3d level) but it's really not necessary. p.s. mass of children...don't give a low rating to a game just cause u suck at it...above all when that game is an important part of videogame history.
From: john R (more)
Comments: once you remember the orer of the planes etc on each level it is quite easy
From: Rich (more)
Comments: This game is a classic. I agree that it is difficult. Do you suggest a larger TV? I may get a large plasma soon and try it out.
From: SMS fan (more)
Comments: This game is way too hard...and yet I cannot stop playin it.
From: Deathadder X (more)
Comments: I just read over what I put here before and I just wished I put my foot in my mouth. After writing my previous review I went and played the game again and realized that the game is awesome. The graphics are great aswell as the sound and the first paerson mode when flying through the cave is so cool. They should of made a 3d version of thunderblade. Don't pay any attention to my last review
From: segas (more)
Comments: ahhhhh this ruined Christmas 88'...if i recall correctly the fucker was in pieces by boxing day..too damn hard..only now years later i had the balls to buy this one again...must admit its much better this time around
From: Peter (more)
Comments: Thunder Blade Is My Favorite Game On The Sega Master System.
From: Deathadder X (more)
Comments: Well this game has great everything , and it's probably the closest this you'll ever get to the arcade version but it's just to damn hard. But it's a good game
From: 8ouiouiyo (more)
Comments: super thunder blade is absolutely awesome ...dunno bout the original
From: Asshole Edward (more)
Comments: i think thunder blade is a great game, however its way too fuckin hard...cant past the first level worth shit, but thats alright cause i think its still fun to play....yeah...when it doesnt frustrate the living hell outta ya! good to add to the collection but its one of my games that i hardly ever play....just because it doesnt really go anywhere... 3 alexs
From: aprat (more)
From: stmok (more)
Comments: This is one of those games I couldn't finish...And never will. I played it until my SEGA Master System broke! After Burner is far easier in comparison!
From: Ro (more)
Comments: Just got "Super Thunder Blade" for my Sega Genesis and it rocks. I played it and screamed "SEGA!"
From: kamil zietarski (more)
From: Twiggy (more)
Comments: This was fun but didnt retain its interest.
From: Porfa (more)
Comments: my uncle had a Genesis, and he had desert strike... i loved the game, i was only 7... i cried when he went away, cuz i wanted to play it... i had a MS and i liked it... i told my mom i wanted the game of helichopters... i waited and cried as the days passed on by... she got me a game with Helichopters, thunderblade... it only lasted 10 mins before i started crying again... I've f*ked my MS2 with alex kid built in because of this game... i never had one again... :'((
From: LaFemmeVelveeta (more)
Comments: Absolute garbage. Probably the worst game my parents had the misfortune of buying for me. In some ways all video games could be deemed a waste of money, but at least some of them are enjoyable. This was an absolute bitch! Sorry, dad. Sorry, mom. It was all the worse because of the high hopes I had for this game. It does look great, doesn't it. Come to think of it, most of my favorite games were ones that I wasn't too sure about before I played them. That's a good lesson for the kids out there; keep your expectations low and you will be forever rewarded.
From: Ro (more)
Comments: GOTTA ADD THIS GAME TO MY COLLECTION!
From: chrizz (more)
Comments: whahahahah dit is wel een tof spel man!! echt lachen...een beetje knallen met een helikopter is toch mooi! :D shortly, it means: it's just a great game ;)
From: Wi Wi Jumbo (more)
Comments: That wasn't really Roy Scheider, it was me. I shouldn't have posted a message in his name, but how many lives will Thunder Blade destroy if we stand by and do nothing? I do, however, offer my apologies to all of you, especially Mr. Scheider.
From: Roy Scheider (more)
Comments: Your damn right I'm pissed! Fuck you Sega! Fuck all of you!
From: Wi Wi Jumbo (more)
Comments: Thunder Blade. Those two words will forever remind me of the greatest disappointment I ever faced from my beloved Sega Master System. Thunder Blade ruined an entire Christmas for me, and that was back in the day when Christmas was fun, not the "Hey, great. I needed a new wallet" type Christmas that we face as adults. My parents kept asking me that year what I wanted for Christmas. Again and again I answered "Thunder Blade" each time more emphatically than the last. And they got Thunder Blade for me because they were and are great parents. How excited I became when I unwrapped and opened a large cardboard box only to find a cleverly concealed Mega Cartridge. I could hardly wait to play it having longed for this moment for what seemed like many months. The time had come. I played the game. The graphics were good. The sound effects were fairly good, the explosions being especially crisp. Then, after playing roughly fifteen minutes on that cold late December morning, I had progressed as far into that damnable game as I ever would. What was worse was that I instantly realized it. There would be no slow advance into higher levels as with After Burner or Space Harrier. No, for me there would be no slogging through this bastard. Over the months and years that followed I would occasionally play Thunder Blade again, but the outcome would never be any different, just as I had always known. The only change was that of a young boy's spirit crushed, a zest for life extinguished, a soul blackened by hatred. Hatred for Thunder Blade. Over time, this hatred turned to despair and frustration. Despair over a childhood destroyed. Frustration over an innocence lost, never to be regained. To this very day my life has been nothing more than a Jimmy Carter style malaise, an uneasiness broken only by either turning to the bottle or to a fleeting moment of sexual release by my own hand. My only consolation over the years was the realization that there was one man who may just hate Thunder Blade as much as I. That man? Roy Scheider, star of the film "Blue Thunder" of which Thunder Blade is an obvious yet shameless rip-off. He has to be pissed.
From: Master Blaster (more)
Comments: Wonderful War Game...
From: JJ (more)
Comments: Too hard.
From: Phung Tran (more)
Comments: sega makes great game like this one dont give up on gaming system and other games
From: Pud (more)
Comments: Difficult and frustrating. At times this cartridge got thrown across the room in digust. In fact, it happened a lot. In all it was an ok game, just not that great.
From: jb (more)
Comments: i had one of those rapid fire things which helped but this game was too hard. 3d bit was good though
From: randiya (more)
From: Lindsay (more)
Comments: This game looks really cool but, where's the start button?
From: d (more)
Comments: the levels with the overhead veiw were good...but the 3d levels were to hard to follow and choppy
From: toastlad (more)
Comments: I used to play this religiously at the arcades when it came out. The arcade machine was fitted out like a real helicopter, only without the hood, and it would move side to side. Very Nice. The graphics also had that thirst-for-destruction feel to them. Alas, the SMS version did not. This was quite dull and lifeless actually.
From: dark forest nig (more)
Comments: This game is good if you like hard and challenging games, If you are more of the nintendo type who likes his games for hype reasons and not for challenge reasons then fuck you. Perfect arcade conversion (in 8-bit of course, but thats not a bad thing at all).
From: Segacollection. (more)
Comments: This game sure disappointed me. Looked pretty cool judging from the box shots/cover. It looks pretty good (I admit) but doesnt play too well. Average. BTW this is my 50th review! Sent your pies/cash to this address: ;) Segacollection.com
From: ho chi miin (more)
From: joe (more)
Comments: Diffucult, but addicting for a "non flying game fan."
From: Gam09Bo07 (more)
Comments: This is far from the best game on the Master System, but as helicopter games go, I feel it was, and still is, among the best of them. I know graphics don't make the game, but the first time I saw this game, all I could say was "damn", and that wasn't nice to be saying at such a young age. The game looked awesome. It didn't play as well as it looked, but it didn't play bad. It's an overall fun game to play, and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a Master System game.
From: Talwar (more)
Comments: I can still remember when I was playing this game at my fathers boat (He is working at warship). Hard it is!
From: scumfuc2001 (more)
From: shinobi dude (more)
Comments: I think the arcade version kicks a lot more ass than the genesis and the master system, but it's kind of cool
From: atarijagman (more)
Comments: Try Choplifter first. This game surpasses the 16-64 bit helecopter games I've played.
From: rr (more)
From: Ro (more)
Comments: Check out the sequel on the Genesis titled "Super Thunder Blade. The Arcade version is better than the Master System version
From: Matt (more)
Comments: This game is hard as sh-t. But a good game regardless.
From: Brian Pumphrey (more)
Comments: This was a Very cool shooter! Almost as good as Space Harrier! However the SH style 3D shooter levels were a bit too hard and a bit too choppy at times.
From: Rick Lappeman (more)
Comments: I honestly liked this shooter because it was a real challenge and various levels had different over head and first person views...something different and refreshing of games of this type...but i must admit i didn't play the arcade original.