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Thunderhawk II
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Core Design, U.S. Gold (US), Victor Entertainment (JP)
Developer:
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (43 tracks)
Peripherals supported: Mission Stick
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up






























Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • 日本語
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Saturn
    JP
    ¥5,800 T-6006G
    Sega Saturn
    US
    $59.99[1][2] T-7902H
    Sega Saturn
    UK
    £44.99[3][4] T-11501H-50
    Sega Saturn
    FR
    ?F T-11501H-50
    Sega Saturn
    DE
    DM ? T-11501H-50
    Sega Saturn
    ES
    ?Ptas T-11501H-50
    Sega Saturn
    PT
    ?PTE$ STJ348X
    Sega Saturn
    AU
    $? ?
    Sega Saturn
    BR
    R$? 193366




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    Thunderhawk II (サンダーホーク II) is a helicopter shoot-'em-up game developed and published by Core Design. It is the sequel to the Sega Mega-CD game Thunderhawk.

    Gameplay

    Similar to other combat flight simulators, you pilot a AH-73M Thunderhawk through a variety of missions spread across the world. Like its predecessor, the game takes a first person perspective of the action, but unlike its predecessor, the world is presented in full real-time 3D.

    History

    Development

    The game was developed with the Sega Saturn in mind[4], and was later ported to the Sony PlayStation and Windows PCs. Initial plans were to release Thunderhawk II on the Sega 32X, but work was transferred over to the Saturn after the 32X's demise.

    Versions

    Localised names

    Also known as
    Language Localised Name English Translation
    English Firestorm: Thunderhawk 2 Firestorm: Thunderhawk 2
    English (US) Thunderstrike 2 Thunderstrike 2
    Japanese サンダーホーク II Thunderhawk II

    Thunderhawk II goes by several names in different regions of the world. It is known as Thunderstrike 2 in North and South America, and it is known as Firestorm: Thunderhawk 2 in Europe. Germany, however, call it Thunderhawk 2: Firestorm.

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Thunderhawk II/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    SeaBassFishing Thunderhawk2 Saturn JP PrintAdvert.jpg

    JP print advert

    EGM US 077.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #77: "December 1995" (1995-xx-xx)

    GamePro US 079.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in GamePro (US) #79: "February 1996" (199x-xx-xx)
    also published in:
    • GamePro (US) #tce: "The Cutting Edge: Spring 1996" (1996-xx-xx)[6]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #81: "April 1996" (1996-xx-xx)[7]

    SSM UK 01.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) #1: "November 1995" (1995-10-26)

    ConsolesPlus FR 049.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in Consoles + (FR) #49: "Décembre 1995" (1995-xx-xx)

    NextLevel DE 1996-05.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in neXt Level (DE) #1996-05: "Mai 1996" (1996-0x-xx)

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    76 №13, p38-45[8]
    94 №50, p86/87/88
    90 №170, p52-55[3]
    91
    80 №29, p82/83
    68 №376, p32
    87 №0902, p74[2]
    90 №38, p60/61
    80 №3, p145
    95 №39, p18-25[4]
    92 №60, p66/67/68/69
    91 №75, p52/53
    90 №54, p58/59
    90 №2, p74/75[9]
    63 №1996-03, p217[10]
    71 №, p13Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[11]
    86 №14, p68/69
    90 №86, p81[12]
    Sega Saturn
    85
    Based on
    18 reviews

    Saturn, US
    ThunderhawkII Saturn US Box Back.jpgThunderhawk 2 Saturn US Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    ThunderhawkII Saturn US Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Thunderstrike2 sat us manual.pdf
    Manual
    Saturn, EU
    ThunderhawkII Saturn EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    FirestormThunderhawk2 saturn eu cd.jpg
    Disc
    FirestormSaturnEUManual4L.pdf
    Manual
    Saturn, JP
    ThunderhawkII Saturn JP Box Back.jpgThunderhawk 2 Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    ThunderhawkII Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
    Spinecard
    ThunderhawkII Saturn JP Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Saturn, BR

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Saturn
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    515,137,392 CD-ROM (DE) T-11501H-18 V1.000
    Sega Saturn
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    631,486,128 CD-ROM (EU) T-11501H-50 V1.000
    Sega Saturn
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    498,741,600 1996-01-11 CD-ROM (JP) T-6006G V1.001
    Sega Saturn
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    509,224,464 CD-ROM (US) T-7902H V1.000

    References