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Thunderhawk
Publisher: JVC (US), Core Design (EU), Victor Entertainment (JP)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Genre: Simulation































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥7,800 T-60134
Sega Mega-CD
US
$? T-60055
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£44.99[2] T-115015-50
Sega Mega-CD
FR
?F T-115015-50
Sega Mega-CD
DE
DM 99,95[6] T-115015-50
Sega Mega-CD
ES
?Ptas T-115015-50
Sega Mega-CD
BR
R$? 063120



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

Legacy

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

Production credits

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


Harunobu KomoriToshiyuki NagaiGaku SatoTakeshi Minagawa, Kaoru TomiyamaJeremy Heath SmithMark AvoryJason GeeMartin IvesonAnthony Wheeldon

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Magazine articles

Main article: Thunderhawk/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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EGM US 052.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #52: "November 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Game Players (US) Vol. 6 No. 12 "December 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[8]
  • Electronic Games (1992-1995) (US) #16: "January 1994" (1993-12-21)[9]
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EGM US 059.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #59: "June 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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Edge UK 002.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Edge (UK) #2: "November 1993" (1993-09-30)
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SegaMagazine UK 01.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Magazine (UK) #1: "January 1994" (1993-12-10)
also published in:
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SegaMagazin DE 02.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Magazin (DE) #2: "November/Dezember 1993" (1993-11-03)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 №25, p148/149
88 №143, p74/75[11]
70 №2, p82/83
83 №51, p82[1]
94 №10, p54/55
81 №38
91 №24, p122/123
85
94 №15, p46/47/48/49
91 №13, p24/25/26/27
93 №6, p38/39
91 №22, p54/55/56/57
84 №13, p42-45[12]
61 №34, p56
91 №47, p36/37/38/39
76 №24, p44/45
92 №4, p58-60[13]
81 №1, p32/33[14]
93 №14, p10
Sega Mega-CD
85
Based on
19 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

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:GamePro US 051.pdf, page 86
  2. File:SegaForceMega UK 07.pdf, page 112
  3. File:Edge UK 001.pdf, page 34
  4. File:SelectRound FR 02.pdf, page 2
  5. File:Megablast DE 1993-04.pdf, page 35
  6. File:SegaMagazine DE 01.pdf, page 31
  7. 7.0 7.1 File:MeanMachinesSega39UK.pdf, page 19
  8. File:GamePlayers US 0612.pdf, page 163
  9. File:ElectronicGames2 US 16.pdf, page 63
  10. File:SegaMagazine UK 02.pdf, page 91
  11. File:CVG UK 143.pdf, page 74
  12. File:MeanMachinesSega13UK.pdf, page 42
  13. File:SegaForceMega UK 04.pdf, page 58
  14. File:SonicMag FR 01.pdf, page 35