Thunder Blade (home computers)

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Thunder Blade
System(s): Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, IBM PC, MSX, ZX Spectrum
Publisher:
Commodore Amiga
Atari ST
Commodore 64
IBM PC compatibles
Mindscape (US)
Commodore Amiga
Amstrad CPC
Atari ST
Commodore 64
ZX Spectrum
U.S. Gold (UK)
Amstrad CPC
Commodore 64
IBM PC compatibles
MSX
ZX Spectrum
Erbe Software (ES)
Developer:
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up

















Release Date RRP Code
Commodore Amiga
US
$49.95[1] ?
Commodore Amiga
UK
£24.99[2][3][4] ?
Commodore Amiga
UK
(Kixx)
£7.99[5] ?
Atari ST
US
$49.95[1] ?
Atari ST
UK
£19.99[2][3] ?
Atari ST
UK
(Kixx)
£7.99[5] ?
Amstrad CPC
UK
(Cassette)
£9.99[3][4] ?
Amstrad CPC
UK
(Disk)
£14.99[4] ?
Amstrad CPC
UK
(Kixx)
£3.99[6] ?
Commodore 64
US
(Disk)
$34.95[1] ?
Commodore 64
UK
(Cassette)
£9.99[2][3] ?
Commodore 64
UK
(Disk)
£14.99[2][4] ?
Commodore 64
UK
(Kixx)
£3.99[6] ?
Commodore 64
ES
(Cassette)
? ?
ZX Spectrum
UK
(Cassette)
£8.99[2][3] ?
ZX Spectrum
UK
(Disk)
£12.99[2][4] ?
ZX Spectrum
UK
(Kixx)
£3.99[6] ?
IBM PC compatibles
US
$? ?
IBM PC compatibles
UK
£19.99[4] ?
IBM PC compatibles
ES
? ?
MSX
ES
?Ptas MSX 309




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The Western home computer versions of Thunder Blade are ports of the arcade game of the same name.

Magazine articles

Main article: Thunder Blade (home computers)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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UK print advert
ThunderBlade Computers FR PrintAdvert.jpg
FR print advert
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FI print advert
ThunderBlade Spectrum ES PrintAdvert.jpg
ZX Spectrum ES print advert
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Print advert in ACE (UK) #14: "November 1988" (1988-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #85: "November 1988" (1988-10-15)
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Print advert in Crash (UK) #58: "November 1988" (1988-10-20)
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Print advert in Pixel (GR) #50: "Dekémvrios 1988" (1988-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #86: "December 1988" (1988-11-xx)
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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #86: "December 1988" (1988-11-xx)
also published in:
  • ACE (UK) #15: "December 1988" (1988-xx-xx)[8]
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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #87: "January 1989" (1988-12-16)
also published in:
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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #87: "January 1989" (1988-12-16)
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Home computers print advert in New Computer Express (UK) #6: "December 17, 1988" (1988-12-15)
also published in:
  • ACE (UK) #17: "February 1989" (1989-xx-xx)[10]
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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #111: "February 1991" (1991-01-16)
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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #111: "February 1991" (1991-01-16)

Merchandise

Physical scans

Amiga version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
ACE (UK)
90
[11]
Commodore User (UK)
84
[12]
The Games Machine (UK)
85
[13]
New Computer Express (UK)
75
[14]
The One (UK)
69
[15]
Zero (UK)
80
[16]
Zzap!64 (UK)
80
[17]
Commodore Amiga
80
Based on
7 reviews

Thunder Blade (home computers)

Amiga, US
ThunderBlade Amiga US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngThunderBlade Amiga US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Amiga, UK

Amiga, UK (Kixx)
ThunderBlade Amiga UK Box Kixx.jpg
Cover
ThunderBlade Amiga UK Disk Kixx.jpg
Disk
Amiga, UK (Kixx) (alt)

Amstrad CPC version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
ACE (UK)
79
[18]
The Games Machine (UK)
54
[13]
Zzap! (IT)
87
[19]
Amstrad CPC
73
Based on
3 reviews

Thunder Blade (home computers)

Amstrad CPC, UK (disk)
ThunderBlade CPC EU Box.jpg
Cover
Amstrad CPC, UK (cassette) (Kixx)
ThunderBlade CPC EU Box Cassette Kixx.jpg
Cover
ThunderBlade CPC UK Cassette Kixx.jpg
Cassette
Amstrad CPC, ES (cassette)
ThunderBlade CPC ES Box Cassette Erbe.jpg
Cover

Atari ST version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Computer & Video Games (UK)
66
[3]
The Games Machine (UK)
84
[13]
The One (UK)
65
[15]
Zero (UK)
80
[16]
Atari ST
74
Based on
4 reviews

Thunder Blade (home computers)

Atari ST, US
ThunderBlade ST US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngThunderBlade ST US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Atari ST, UK
ThunderBlade ST UK Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngThunderBlade ST UK Box Front.jpg
Cover
ThunderBlade ST UK Disk1.jpg
Disk 1
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Disk 2
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Counterpoint
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Counterpoint Manual
Atari ST, UK (Kixx)

Commodore 64 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
ACE (UK)
80
[20]
Commodore User (UK)
71
[21]
The Games Machine (UK)
65
[13]
Zzap!64 (UK)
69
[22]
Zzap! (IT)
96
[19]
Commodore 64
76
Based on
5 reviews

Thunder Blade (home computers)

Commodore 64, US
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Cover
Commodore 64, UK
ThunderBlade C64 UK Box.jpg
Cover
Commodore 64, UK (Kixx)
ThunderBlade C64 EU Box Kixx.jpg
Cover
Commodore 64, ES
ThunderBlade C64 ES Box Back.jpgThunderBlade C64 ES Box Front.jpg
Cover
ThunderBlade C64 ES Cassette.jpg
Cassette

IBM PC version

IBM PC, US (5.25-inch)
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Cover
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Disk 1
IBM PC, US (3.5-inch)
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Cover
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Disk
IBM PC, ES (PC Hits)
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Cover

MSX version

MSX, ES
ThunderBlade MSX ES Box Back.jpgThunderBlade MSX ES Box Erbe.jpg
Cover
ThunderBlade MSX ES Cassette.jpg
Cassette

ZX Spectrum version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
ACE (UK)
79
[20]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
82
[3]
The Games Machine (UK)
87
[13]
New Computer Express (UK)
75
[23]
ZX Spectrum
81
Based on
4 reviews

Thunder Blade (home computers)

ZX Spectrum, UK
ThunderBlade Spectrum EU Box.jpg
Cover
ThunderBlade Spectrum UK Cassette.jpg
Cassette
ZX Spectrum, UK (Kixx)
ThunderBlade Spectrum EU Box Kixx.jpg
Cover
ZX Spectrum, ES
ThunderBlade Spectrum ES Box Erbe.jpg
Cover

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Computer Gaming World, "June 1989" (US; 1989-0x-xx), page 7
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 Crash, "November 1988" (UK; 1988-10-20), page 16
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Computer & Video Games, "January 1989" (UK; 1988-12-16), page 22
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Computer & Video Games, "November 1988" (UK; 1988-10-15), page 147
  5. 5.0 5.1 Computer & Video Games, "February 1991" (UK; 1991-01-16), page 66
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Computer & Video Games, "February 1991" (UK; 1991-01-16), page 72
  7. The Games Machine, "February 1989" (UK; 1989-01-19), page 57
  8. ACE, "December 1988" (UK; 1988-xx-xx), page 68
  9. Computer & Video Games, "February 1989" (UK; 1989-01-xx), page 2
  10. ACE, "February 1989" (UK; 1989-xx-xx), page 26
  11. ACE, "February 1989" (UK; 1989-xx-xx), page 68
  12. Commodore User, "January 1989" (UK; 1988-12-19), page 24
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 The Games Machine, "February 1989" (UK; 1989-01-19), page 56
  14. New Computer Express, "December 24, 1988" (UK; 1988-12-22), page 39
  15. 15.0 15.1 The One, "January 1989" (UK; 1988-12-xx), page 90
  16. 16.0 16.1 Zero, "April 1991" (UK; 1991-0x-xx), page 74
  17. Zzap!64, "March 1989" (UK; 1989-02-16), page 74
  18. ACE, "May 1989" (UK; 1989-04-06), page 78
  19. 19.0 19.1 Zzap!, "Gennaio 1989" (IT; 198x-xx-xx), page 26
  20. 20.0 20.1 ACE, "January 1989" (UK; 1989-xx-xx), page 56
  21. Commodore User, "January 1989" (UK; 1988-12-19), page 22
  22. Zzap!64, "February 1989" (UK; 1989-01-12), page 16
  23. New Computer Express, "November 19, 1988" (UK; 1988-11-17), page 28
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