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Thunderhawk II
Publisher: Core Design, U.S. Gold (US), Victor Entertainment (JP)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Saturn
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (43 tracks)
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up






























Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 T-6006G
Sega Saturn
US
$59.99[1] T-7902H
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.99[2][3] T-11501H-50
Sega Saturn
FR
?F T-11501H-50
Sega Saturn
DE
DM ? T-11501H-50
Sega Saturn
ES
?Ptas T-11501H-50
Sega Saturn
AU
$? ?
Sega Saturn
BR
R$? 193366



Thunderhawk II (サンダーホーク II) is a helicopter shoot-'em-up game developed and published by Core Design. It is the sequel to the Sega Mega-CD game Thunderhawk.

Thunderhawk II goes by several names in different regions of the world. It is known as Thunderstrike 2 in North and South America, and it is known as Firestorm: Thunderhawk 2 in Europe. Germany, however, call it Thunderhawk 2: Firestorm.

Gameplay

Similar to other combat flight simulators, you pilot a AH-73M Thunderhawk through a variety of missions spread across the world. Like its predecessor, the game takes a first person perspective of the action, but unlike its predecessor, the world is presented in full real-time 3D.

History

Development

The game was developed with the Sega Saturn in mind[3], and was later ported to the Sony PlayStation and Windows PCs. Initial plans were to release Thunderhawk II on the Sega 32X, but work was transferred over to the Saturn after the 32X's demise.

Magazine articles

Main article: Thunderhawk II/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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EGM US 077.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #77: "December 1995" (1995-xx-xx)
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GamePro US 079.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
GamePro (US) #79: "February 1996" (199x-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • GamePro (US) The Cutting Edge: "Spring 1996" (1996-xx-xx)[5]
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #81: "April 1996" (1996-xx-xx)[6]
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SSM UK 01.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) #1: "November 1995" (1995-10-26)
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ConsolesPlus FR 049.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Consoles + (FR) #49: "Décembre 1995" (1995-xx-xx)
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NextLevel DE 1996-05.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
neXt Level (DE) "Mai 1996" (1996-0x-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
76 №13, p38-45[7]
94 №50, p86/87/88
90 №170, p52-55[2]
91
80 №29, p82/83
68 №376, p32
90 №38, p60/61
80 №3, p145
95 №39, p18-25[3]
92 №60, p66/67/68/69
91 №75, p52/53
90 №54, p58/59
90 №2, p74/75[8]
63 №1996-03, p217[9]
71 №, p13Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[10]
86 №14, p68/69
90 №86, p81[11]
Sega Saturn
85
Based on
17 reviews

Saturn, US
ThunderhawkII Saturn US Box Back.jpgThunderhawk 2 Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
ThunderhawkII Saturn US Disc.jpg
Disc
Thunderstrike2 sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
ThunderhawkII Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
FirestormThunderhawk2 saturn eu cd.jpg
Disc
FirestormSaturnEUManual4L.pdf
Manual
Saturn, JP
ThunderhawkII Saturn JP Box Back.jpgThunderhawk 2 Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
ThunderhawkII Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
ThunderhawkII Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, BR

References

  1. File:GamePro US 080.pdf, page 58
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 File:CVG UK 170.pdf, page 52
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 File:MeanMachinesSega39UK.pdf, page 19
  4. /http://www.tectoy.com.br/releases/index.htm (archived 1998-06-25 19:48)
  5. File:GamePro US TheCuttingEdge 1996 Spring.pdf, page 71
  6. File:EGM US 081.pdf, page 105
  7. File:CDConsoles FR 13.pdf, page 38
  8. File:SSM_UK_02.pdf, page 74
  9. File:SSM_JP_19960223_1996-03.pdf, page 219
  10. File:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf, page 15
  11. File:VideoGames US 86.pdf, page 81