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






























Number of players: 1
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