Thunderhawk

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Thunderhawk
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Publisher: JVC Musical Industries (US), Core Design (Europe), Victor Entertainment (Japan)
Developer:
Peripherals supported: CD BackUp RAM Cart
Genre: Shooting[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Français
  • Español
  • 日本語
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega-CD
    JP
    ¥7,8007,800 T-60134
    Sega Mega-CD
    US
    $49.9549.95[4] T-60055
    Videogame Rating Council: GA
    Sega Mega-CD
    EU
    T-115015-50
    Sega Mega-CD
    DE
    DM 99.9599.95[10] T-115015-50
    Sega Mega-CD
    FR
    T-115015-50
    Sega Mega-CD
    PT
    Sega Mega-CD
    UK
    £44.9944.99[6][7] T-115015-50
    Sega Mega-CD
    AU
    $119.95119.95[11]
    Sega Mega-CD
    BR
    063120
    Non-Sega versions

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    Thunderhawk (サンダーホーク), known as AH-3 Thunderstrike in North America, is a helicopter combat simulator game developed for the Sega Mega-CD by Core Design in 1993. During development the North American version was known as AH-3 Firehawk.

    Gameplay

    In the game, the player controls an AH-3 helicopter in ten operations set across the world.

    History

    Release

    In the United Kingdom at least, Thunderhawk is thought to have been the best selling Mega-CD title released in the region[12], with an estimated 80% of Mega-CD owners also owning a copy of the game[12].

    Legacy

    Thunderhawk was followed by a sequel on the Sega Saturn, Thunderhawk II.

    Production credits

    (C)1993 Core Design Limited.
    (C)1993 JVC Musical Industries, Inc.™
    Japanese Staff
    • Executive Producer: Harunobu Komori
    • Producer: Toshiyuki Nagai
    • Director: Gaku Sato
    • Special Thanks: Takeshi Minagawa, Kaoru Tomiyama
    U.K Staff
    • Executive Producer: Jeremy Heath Smith
    • Programming: Mark Avory
    • Graphics: Jason Gee
    • Music: Martin Iveson
    • Live Guitar: Anthony Wheeldon
    Source:
    In-game credits [13]


    U.K. Staff
    • Producer: Jeremy H. Smith
    • Programmer: Mark Avory
    • Artist: Jason Gee
    • Musician: Martin Iveson
    • Playtesting: Adrian Smith, Mark Price, Darren Price
    Japanese Staff
    • Exective Producer: Harunobu Komori
    • Producer: Toshiyuki Nagai
    • Director: Gaku Sato
    • Assistant: Ryo Misawa, Kohji Ishizeki, Takayuki Andoh
    • Manual: Rie Toshima, Comix Brand
    • Translate: Kayko Watanabe
    • Illustration: Kouichi Miyazima, CG IllustrationRio Huzuki
    • Actor Coordinator: Susumu Aketagawa
    • Actor: Yusaku Yara
    • Thanks: Takeshi Minagawa, Takeyuki Kasakura, Shunji Nishizawa, And All V.E. Staff
    • Special Thanks for: Kaoru Tomiyama
    Source:
    Manual credits (JP)[14]

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Thunderhawk/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    Main article: Thunderhawk/Promotional material.

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    94 №10, p54/55
    94 №15, p46-49
    Sega Mega-CD
    94
    Based on
    2 reviews
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
    92
    [15]
    Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
    80
    [16]
    Consoles + (FR)
    80
    [17]
    Computer & Video Games (UK)
    88
    [18]
    Edge (UK) PAL
    70
    [19]
    Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
    80
    [20]
    Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
    70
    [21]
    Freak (IL)
    92
    [22]
    Game Players (US) NTSC-U
    90
    [4]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    83
    [23]
    Gamers (DE)
    93
    [24]
    GamesMaster (UK)
    81
    [25]
    Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
    75
    [26]
    Hobby Consolas (ES)
    88
    [27]
    Hyper (AU)
    94
    [28]
    Joypad (FR) PAL
    91
    [29]
    Joypad (HU)
    94
    [30]
    MAN!AC (DE)
    85
    [31]
    Mega (UK) PAL
    91
    [32]
    Mega Action (UK) PAL
    93
    [33]
    Megablast (DE) PAL
    85
    [34]
    Mega Force (FR)
    92
    [35]
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    85
    [36]
    MegaTech (UK) PAL
    91
    [37]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    84
    [38]
    Player One (FR)
    61
    [39]
    Sega Magazin (DE)
    92
    [40]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    91
    [41]
    Sega Pro (UK) PAL
    76
    [42]
    Sega Zone (UK) PAL
    92
    [43]
    Sega Force Mega (UK) PAL
    92
    [44]
    Sega Force (SE)
    95
    [45]
    Sonic Mag: B.D. & Jeux-Video! (FR)
    81
    [46]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    86
    [47]
    Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
    93
    [48]
    Todo Sega (ES) PAL
    90
    [49]
    VideoGames Shopper (UK) PAL
    92
    [50]
    Video Games (DE) PAL
    89
    [51]
    VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
    90
    [52]
    VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
    90
    [53]
    Sega Mega-CD
    86
    Based on
    40 reviews

    Thunderhawk

    Mega-CD, JP
    Thunderhawk MCD JP Box Back.jpgThunderhawk MCD JP Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    Thunderhawk MegaCD JP SpineCard.jpg
    Spinecard
    ThunderHawk MCD JP Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Thunderhawk mcd jp manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega-CD, US
    Thunderhawk MCD US Box Back.jpgThunderhawk MCD US Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    Thunderhawk MCD US Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Thunderhawk mcd us manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega-CD, EU
    Thunderhawk MCD EU Box Back.jpgThunderhawk MCD EU Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    Thunderhawk MCD EU spinecard.jpg
    Spinecard
    Thunderhawk MCD EU Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Thunderhawk MCD EU Manual.jpg
    Manual
    Mega-CD, FR (Blister pack)
    Thunderhawk MCD FR blister front.jpg
    Cover
    Mega-CD, PT
    Thunderhawk MCD PT back.jpgNospine-small.pngThunderhawk MCD PT front.jpg
    Cover
    Mega-CD, BR
    Thunderhawk MCD BR back.jpgNospine.pngThunderhawk MCD BR front.jpg
    Cover

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Mega-CD
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    476,113,008 CD (EU) T-115015-50
    Sega Mega-CD
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    431,213,328 CD (JP) T-60134
    Sega Mega-CD
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    476,113,008 CD (US) T-60055

    References

    1. File:Thunderhawk MCD JP Box Front.jpg
    2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/fb/segahard/mcd/soft_licensee.html (Wayback Machine: 2019-06-10 17:56)
    3. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video.sega/c/eI0U1knpeeA/m/-lZGD60zJxsJ
    4. 4.0 4.1 Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 1 January 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 54
    5. Edge, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-08-19), page 34
    6. Sega Force Mega, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-16), page 112
    7. Mega, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-16), page 27
    8. Select Round, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 2
    9. Megablast, "4/93" (DE; 1993-09-29), page 35
    10. Sega Magazin, "September/Oktober 1993" (DE; 1993-09-01), page 31
    11. Megazone, "January 1994" (AU; 1993-12-29), page 35
    12. 12.0 12.1 Mean Machines Sega, "January 1996" (UK; 1995-11-xx), page 19
    13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X59d7WSoU4Y
    14. File:Thunderhawk mcd jp manual.pdf, page 13
    15. Aktueller Software Markt, "März 1994" (DE; 1994-02-07), page 105
    16. Beep! MegaDrive, "October 1993" (JP; 1993-09-08), page 25
    17. Consoles +, "Novembre 1993" (FR; 1993-1x-xx), page 148
    18. Computer & Video Games, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-15), page 74
    19. Edge, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-09-30), page 82
    20. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "November 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 50
    21. Famitsu, "1993-09-24" (JP; 1993-09-10), page 1
    22. Freak, "11/93" (IL; 1993-xx-xx), page 1
    23. GamePro, "October 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 84
    24. Gamers, "Oktober/November 1993" (DE; 1993-09-24), page 74
    25. GamesMaster (UK) "Series 3, episode 2" (1993-09-16, 24:00) (+7:55)
    26. Hippon Super, "October 1993" (JP; 1993-09-03), page 41
    27. Hobby Consolas, "Septiembre 1993" (ES; 1993-xx-xx), page 116
    28. Hyper, "December 1993" (AU; 1993-xx-xx), page 56
    29. Joypad, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 122
    30. Joypad, "1/1995" (HU; 1995-xx-xx), page 15
    31. MAN!AC, "11/93" (DE; 1993-xx-xx), page 35
    32. Mega, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-16), page 24
    33. Mega Action, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-07), page 38
    34. Megablast, "1/94" (DE; 1993-12-29), page 30
    35. Mega Force, "Mega-CD Force: Le Supplément Spécial Mega-CD" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 18
    36. Mega Fun, "10/93" (DE; 1993-09-22), page 36
    37. MegaTech, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-20), page 54
    38. Mean Machines Sega, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-09-28), page 42
    39. Player One, "Septembre 1993" (FR; 1993-08-xx), page 56
    40. Sega Magazin, "September/Oktober 1993" (DE; 1993-09-01), page 30
    41. Sega Power, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-02), page 36
    42. Sega Pro, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-09), page 44
    43. Sega Zone, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-xx), page 38
    44. Sega Force Mega, "Autumn 1993" (UK; 1993-09-16), page 110
    45. Sega Force, "8/93" (SE; 1993-12-09), page 20
    46. Sonic Mag: B.D. & Jeux-Video!, "Avril 1994" (FR; 1994-xx-xx), page 34
    47. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85
    48. Sonic the Comic, "November 27th 1993" (UK; 1993-11-27), page 10
    49. Todo Sega, "Octubre 1993" (ES; 1993-xx-xx), page 54
    50. VideoGames Shopper, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 39
    51. Video Games, "10/93" (DE; 1993-09-29), page 108
    52. VideoGames, "February 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 66
    53. VideoGames, "April 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 82


    Thunderhawk

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