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Romset and name:
othundero Operation Thunderbolt (World)
Short name:
Operation Thunderbolt
Manufacturer:
Taito Corporation Japan
Year:
Genre:
Shooter
Category:
Shooter / Gun
Serie:
Operation Wolf
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 concurrents)
Input:
Stick
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
-
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
320x240@60 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Motorola MC68000, Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
Speaker, Volume Filter, YM2610 OPNB
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.176 released on jul-27 2016
Last release:
Mame 0.227 released on dec-31 2020
Clone of:
othunder Operation Thunderbolt (World, rev 1)
Bios:
Not required
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Previous romset:
othunder Operation Thunderbolt (World, rev 1)
New romset:
None
Files
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GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 32 years ago:

    Operation Thunderbolt © 1988 Taito Corp.

    Operation Thunderbolt is a light-gun controlled shoot-em-up in which one or two players take on the role of Special Forces operatives. They must take on a terrorist group that has seized a US passenger plane which is threatening to execute all hostages if their demands to release terrorist prisoners are not met within 24 hours.

    The plane landed in Africa and the hostages were removed and hidden at several different locations throughout the region. The CIA calls on Roy Adams, hero of the 'Operation Wolf' mission of the previous year, to find and rescue the American hostages. This time, Roy decides to take along a trusted comrade called Hardy Jones.

    The game is a direct sequel to "Operation Wolf" and as with the first game, players are constantly attacked by waves of enemy soldiers and vehicles. Enemies can throw hand grenades and knives, as well as launch missiles at the players, while enemy vehicles can also shoot missiles, launch rockets and use rapid-fire machine guns. The players' ammunition and grenades are limited but can be topped-up by shooting barrels and crates.

    While Operation Thunderbolt plays very similarly to it's prequel, scenes no longer simply scroll horizontally - every second of the game's eight stages feature 3D into-the-screen action.

    TECHNICAL
    Prom Stickers: B67

    Main CPU: Motorola 68000
    Sound CPU: Zilog Z80
    Sound Chips: Yamaha YM2610

    Players: 2
    Control: Lightgun
    Buttons: 2
    → Shoot, Grenade

    TRIVIA
    Operation Thunderbolt was released in December 1988 in Japan. It was then released in February 1989 in the US and in March 1989 in Europe.

    The game's plot is loosely based on a real life incident known as 'Operation Entebbe' which consisted of the hijacking of Air France Flight 139 which took place in June 27, 1976 and ended on July 4, 1976. One year later, Menahem Golam directed a movie based on the incident called 'Mivtsa Yonatan'. Coincidentally the English title of the film is called 'Operation Thunderbolt'.

    UPDATES
    Two different versions were released in US; the new one features some changed texts (during introduction).

    SERIES
    • Operation Wolf (1987)
    • Operation Thunderbolt (1988)
    • Operation Wolf 3 (1994)
    • Operation Tiger (1998)

    STAFF
    Project reader: Masaki Ogata
    Game designers: Junji Yarita, Hiroyuki Sakou
    Game programmers: Daisuke Sasaki, Akira Ootsuki, Youzou Koma, Tatsuo Nakamura, Shinji Soyano
    Music composer: Spratter. A
    Sound editers: Masahiko Takaki, Kazuyuki Onui, Yasuko Yamada
    Character designers: Junji Yarita, Yoshihiko Wakita, Minori Ishino, Taira Sanuki, Hisakazu Katoh
    PCB designer: Takashi Ohara
    Mechanical designer: Itsuji Yamada
    Cabinet designer: Atushi Iwaoka
    Art designers: Hiroyasu Nagai, Osamu Matsuura

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    Amstrad GX4000 [EU] (1990)
    [US] Nintendo SNES (oct.1994) "Operation Thunderbolt [Model SNS-36]"
    [EU] Microsoft XBOX (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends"
    [EU] Sony PS2 (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLES-53438]"
    [US] Microsoft XBOX (oct.25, 2005) "Taito Legends"
    [US] Sony PS2 (oct.25, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLUS-21122]"
    [KO] Sony PS2 (jul.18, 2006) "Taito Legends [Model SLKA-15056]"
    [JP] Sony PS2 (jan.25, 2007) "Taito Memories II Joukan [Model SLPM-66649]"

    • COMPUTERS:
    [EU] Amstrad CPC (1989)
    [EU] Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1989)
    [EU] Commodore Amiga (1989)
    [EU] Atari ST (1989) by Ocean
    [US] Commodore C64 [EU] (1990)
    Amstrad CPC+ [EU] (1990)
    [EU] Atari ST (1991) by Hit Squad
    [EU] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends"
    [US] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (nov.10, 2005) "Taito Legends"

    CONTRIBUTE
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