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Thunderhawk
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Publisher:
Developer:
Peripherals supported: CD BackUp RAM Cart
Genre: Simulation































Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Français
  • Español
  • 日本語
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega-CD
    JP
    ¥7,800 T-60134
    Sega Mega-CD
    US
    $? T-60055
    Sega Mega-CD
    UK
    £44.99More...[2] T-115015-50
    Sega Mega-CD
    FR
    ?F T-115015-50
    Sega Mega-CD
    DE
    DM 99,95More...[6] T-115015-50
    Sega Mega-CD
    ES
    ?Ptas T-115015-50
    Sega Mega-CD
    BR
    R$? 063120




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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 regionMore...[7], with an estimated 80% of Mega-CD owners also owning a copy of the gameMore...[7].

    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 [8]


    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)Media:Thunderhawk mcd jp manual.pdf[9]


    Magazine articles

    Main article: Thunderhawk/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    Main article: Thunderhawk/Promotional material.

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    80 More...[10]
    86 More...[11]
    80 More...[12]
    88 More...[13]
    70 More...[14]
    70 №249, p39
    83 More...[15]
    94 №10, p54/55
    81 №38
    75 №1993-10, p41
    91 More...[16]
    85
    94 №15, p46-49
    91 №13, p24-27
    93 №6, p38/39
    91 №22, p54-57
    84 More...[17]
    61 №34, p56
    91 №47, p36-39
    76 №24, p44/45
    92 More...[18]
    81 More...[19]
    93 №14, p10
    Sega Mega-CD
    84
    Based on
    23 reviews

    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
    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, 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