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Thunder Blade (home computers)

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Thunder Blade
Publisher: US Gold
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] ?
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
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

ThunderBlade Computers FI PrintAdvert.jpg

FI print advert

ThunderBlade Spectrum ES PrintAdvert.jpg

ZX Spectrum ES print advert

ACE UK 14.pdf

PDF
Print advert in ACE (UK) #14: "November 1988" (1988-xx-xx)

CVG UK 085.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #85: "November 1988" (1988-10-15)

Crash UK 58.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Crash (UK) #58: "November 1988" (1988-10-20)

CVG UK 086.pdfCVG UK 086.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #86: "December 1988" (1988-11-xx)

CVG UK 086.pdfCVG UK 086.pdfCVG UK 086.pdfCVG UK 086.pdfCVG UK 086.pdfCVG UK 086.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #86: "December 1988" (1988-11-xx)
also published in:
  • ACE (UK) #15: "December 1988" (1988-xx-xx)[7]

CVG UK 087.pdfCVG UK 087.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #87: "January 1989" (1988-12-16)
also published in:
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #88: "February 1989" (1989-01-xx)[8]

CVG UK 087.pdfCVG UK 087.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #87: "January 1989" (1988-12-16)

ACE UK 17.pdfACE UK 17.pdf

PDF
Home computers print advert in ACE (UK) #17: "February 1989" (1989-xx-xx)

CVG UK 111.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #111: "February 1991" (1991-01-16)

CVG UK 111.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #111: "February 1991" (1991-01-16)

Merchandise

Physical scans

Amiga version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
84 №17, p68[9]
84 №64, p24[10]
85 №15, p56/57[11]
69 №4, p90-92[12]
80 №18, p74
80 №47, p74[13]
Commodore Amiga
80
Based on
6 reviews

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
78 №20, p78[14]
54 №15, p56/57[11]
Amstrad CPC
66
Based on
2 reviews

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
66 №87, p22/23/25[3]
84 №15, p56/57[11]
65 №4, p90-92[12]
80 №18, p74
Atari ST
74
Based on
4 reviews

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
ThunderBlade ST UK Disk2.jpg
Disk 2
ThunderBlade ST UK Counterpoint Cassette.jpg
Counterpoint
ThunderBlade ST UK Counterpoint Cassette Manual.jpg
Counterpoint Manual
Atari ST, UK (Kixx)

Commodore 64 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 №16, p56/57[15]
71 №64, p22/23[16]
65 №15, p56/57[11]
72 №75
69 №46, p16/17[17]
Commodore 64
71
Based on
5 reviews

Commodore 64, US
ThunderBlade C64 US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngThunderBlade C64 US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Commodore 64, UK
ThunderBlade C64 UK Box.jpg
Cover
Commodore 64, UK (Kixx)
ThunderBlade C64 EU Box Kixx.jpg
Cover

IBM PC version

IBM PC, US (5.25-inch)
ThunderBlade DOS US Box Back 525.jpgNospine.pngThunderBlade DOS US Box Front.jpg
Cover
ThunderBlade DOS US Box Disk1 525.jpg
Disk 1
IBM PC, US (3.5-inch)
ThunderBlade DOS US Box Back 35.jpgNospine.pngThunderBlade DOS US Box Front 35.jpg
Cover
ThunderBlade DOS US Disk 35.jpg
Disk
IBM PC, ES (PC Hits)
ThunderBlade IBMPC ES Box Front PCHits.jpg
Cover

MSX version

MSX, ES
ThunderBlade MSX ES Box Erbe.jpg
Cover

ZX Spectrum version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
79 №16, p56/57[15]
82 №87, p22/23/25[3]
87 №15, p56/57[11]
ZX Spectrum
83
Based on
3 reviews

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

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Games in the Thunder Blade Series
Thunder Blade (home computers) (1987) | Super Thunder Blade (1988) | Electronic Thunder Blade (1989) | 3D Thunder Blade (2014)
Thunder Blade related media
Music
Galaxy Force II & Thunder Blade Original Sound Track (2007) | Galaxy Force II & Thunder Blade (2017)