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Thunder Blade

Full titleThunder Blade
Year of release1988
PublisherUS Gold Ltd (UK)
Re-released byErbe Software S.A. (Spain)
Kixx (UK)
Musical 1 S.A. (Spain)
Author(s)Tiertex Ltd (Mark Haigh-Hutchinson, Mark Tait), Blue Turtle (Leigh Christian)
Tie-in licenceSega Enterprises Ltd (Japan) (arcade coin-op: Thunder Blade)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Cursor and Keyboard
TypeArcade: Shoot-em-up
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£8.99 (£12.99 for disk version)
875 ptas.
Budget price£3.99
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeMultiple schemes (see individual downloads)
Additional infoAppeared on side A of the compilation 2 Por 1: Thunder Blade + Cybernoid II (Erbe Software S.A.)
Appeared on tape 1, side B of the compilation Coin-Op Hits (US Gold Ltd)
Appeared on tape 2, side A of the compilation Genial (Erbe Software S.A.)
Appeared on tape 4, side A of the compilation Sega Master-Mix (US Gold Ltd)
Appeared on the compilation Thunder Blade + Rygar (Erbe Software S.A.)
Appeared on the compilation Winners (US Gold Ltd)
A demo version appeared on side A of covertape Crash issue 59: Sneak Preview 3 (Crash)
A demo version appeared on side A of covertape MicroHobby issue 182: Tape 1 (MicroHobby)
Features Vector Graphics
Also listed on Freebase and Lost in Translation
SPOT commentsCrash cover demo
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and Sega Master System
Score 6.06 (34 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.YearEncoding scheme
ThunderBlade.tzx.zip106,551(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release50134425421491988Alkatraz Protection System
ThunderBlade.dsk.zip91,759(+3 disk image)Original release1988
Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator ThunderBlade128.z80.zip27,792((non-TZX) Z80 snapshot image)1988
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator ThunderBlade48.tap.zip54,044((non-TZX) TAP tape image)1988
ThunderBlade(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tzx.zip106,792(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseSE450M-40781-19881988Alkatraz Protection System
ThunderBlade(Kixx).tzx.zip106,575(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseKIXX00650134425485471988Alkatraz Protection System
ThunderBlade(Musical1S.A.).tzx.zip128,261(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseM1J007M-24131-19911991Alkatraz Protection System

Additional material
ThunderBlade.gif5,511(Loading screen)
ThunderBlade.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
ThunderBlade.gif4,444(In-game screen)
ThunderBlade.txt6,545(English instructions)
ThunderBlade(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).pdf23,870(Spanish instructions)
ThunderBlade.jpg160,004(Cassette inlay)
ThunderBlade_2.jpg83,000(Cassette inlay)
ThunderBlade(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).jpg65,925(Re-release cassette inlay)
ThunderBlade(Kixx).jpg113,182(Re-release cassette inlay)

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Player reviews
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Magazine references
Popular Computing Weekly7.88page 401(News/Note)
Sinclair User9.88page 30(News/Note) [full page]
Crash10.88page 112(Preview) [full page]
Crash11.88page 120(Preview) [full page]
New Computer Express11.88page 246(Feature - The Race For Christmas No.1)
New Computer Express11.88page 328(Review)
Sinclair User11.88page 86(Feature) [full page]
ACE12.88page 19(Preview) [full page]
Crash12.88page 148(CoverGame) [full page]
Crash12.88page 184(Review) [full page]
Crash12.88page 191(Feature - The Crash arcade game Challenge)[full page]
Computer & Video Games12.88page 906(Preview - Christmas Crackers supplement) [full page]
Games Machine12.88page 16(Preview) [full page]
Games Machine12.88page 39(Review - not a Spectrum article) [full page]
New Computer Express12.88page 439(Review - not a Spectrum article)
Your Sinclair12.88page 126(Preview) [full page]
ACE1.89page 56(Review) [full page]
Computer & Video Games1.89page 22(Review) [full page]
New Computer Express1.89page 222(Tips)
Sinclair User1.89page 33(Review) [full page]
Games Machine2.89page 56(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair2.89page 40(Review) [full page]
ACE3.89page 72(Tips) [full page]
Your Sinclair4.89page 40(Tips) [full page]
Crash8.89page 33(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Your Sinclair8.89page 32(Tips) [full page]
Sinclair User10.90page 15(Tips) [full page]
Sinclair User3.91page 50(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair4.91page 80(Review) [full page]
MicroHobby11.88page 15(Premiere)[full page]
MicroHobby1.89page 41(Nuevo)[full page]
MicroHobby2.89page 61(Justicieros)[full page]

Magazine adverts
ACE11.88page 29(Full-page ad) [full page]
Crash11.88page 16(Full-page ad) [full page]
Computer & Video Games11.88page 147(Full-page ad) [full page]
Sinclair User11.88page 52(Full-page ad) [full page]
ACE12.88page 30(Advert) [full page]
Your Sinclair11.88page 48(Full-page ad) [full page]
ACE12.88page 68(Multipage ad) [full page]
Crash12.88page 28(CompoEntry) [full page]
Computer & Video Games12.88page 150(Advert) [full page]
Games Machine12.88page 18(Two-page ad) [full page]
Games Machine12.88page 87(CompoEntry) [full page]
Games Machine12.88page 98(Advert) [full page]
Sinclair User12.88page 6(Two-page ad) [full page]
Your Sinclair12.88page 10(Two-page ad) [full page]
Your Sinclair12.88page 52(CompoEntry) [full page]
ACE1.89page 92(Multipage ad) [full page]
ACE1.89page 112(Advert) [full page]
Crash1.89page 2(Two-page ad) [full page]
Computer & Video Games1.89page 29(CompoEntry) [full page]
Computer & Video Games1.89page 70(Advert) [full page]
Computer & Video Games1.89page 76(Two-page ad) [full page]
Games Machine1.89page 6(Two-page ad) [full page]
Games Machine1.89page 100(Advert) [full page]
Sinclair User1.89page 2(Two-page ad) [full page]
Your Sinclair1.89page 2(Two-page ad) [full page]
ACE2.89page 26(Two-page ad) [full page]
ACE2.89page 44(Advert) [full page]
Computer & Video Games2.89page 2(Advert) [full page]
Games Machine2.89page 6(Advert) [full page]
Games Machine2.89page 114(CompoResult) [full page]
ACE3.89page 44(Advert) [full page]
Crash3.89page 74(CompoResult) [full page]
Computer & Video Games4.89page 8(CompoResult) [full page]
Your Sinclair5.89page 73(CompoResult) [full page]
Sinclair User7.89page 76(Offer) [full page]
Crash2.91page 17(Advert - Kixx advert) [full page]
Computer & Video Games2.91page 72(Advert - Kixx advert) [full page]

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