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Operation Thunderbolt

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Full titleOperation Thunderbolt
Year of release1989
PublisherOcean Software Ltd (UK)
Re-released byErbe Software S.A. (Spain)
Musical 1 S.A. (Spain)
The Hit Squad (UK)
Author(s)Andrew P. Deakin, Ivan Horn, STE, Matthew Cannon
Tie-in licenceTaito Corporation (Japan) (arcade coin-op: Operation Thunderbolt)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Number of players2 - simultaneous
ControlsKempston, Interface 2 (left), Interface 2 (right), Redefineable keys
TypeArcade: Shoot-em-up
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£9.99 (£14.99 for disk version)
1200 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 Arcadia (Ocean Software Ltd)
Appeared on tape 2, side A of the compilation Toda Maquina II, A (Erbe Software S.A.)
A demo version appeared on side A of covertape SU issue 93: Megatape 22 (Sinclair User)
Also listed on Wikipedia, Freebase and Lost in Translation
SPOT commentsSinclair User cover demo; Operation Wolf 2
SeriesThis game belongs in the following series:
1. Operation Wolf
2. Operation Thunderbolt
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64
Score 7.41 (51 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.YearEncoding scheme
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator OperationThunderbolt.tzx.zip114,164(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release1989None
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator OperationThunderbolt_2.tzx.zip71,187(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release1989None
OperationThunderbolt.dsk.zip101,943(+3 disk image)Original release1989
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator OperationThunderbolt.tap.zip67,553((non-TZX) TAP tape image)1989
OperationThunderbolt(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tzx.zip111,187(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseSE559M-36817-19891989Unspecified custom loader
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator OperationThunderbolt(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tap.zip65,683((non-TZX) TAP tape image)Re-releaseSE559M-36817-19891989
OperationThunderbolt(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).dsk.zip98,285(+3 disk image)Re-releaseSK079M-34188-19891989
OperationThunderbolt(Musical1S.A.).tzx.zip66,004(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseM1J021M-17728-19891989Unspecified custom loader
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator OperationThunderbolt(TheHitSquad).tzx.zip114,543(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseAC371991None

Additional material
OperationThunderbolt.gif6,736(Loading screen)
OperationThunderbolt.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
OperationThunderbolt.gif6,212(In-game screen)
OperationThunderbolt.txt5,914(English instructions)
OperationThunderbolt(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).pdf15,862(Spanish instructions)
OperationThunderbolt(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).txt7,937(Spanish instructions)
OperationThunderbolt.png90,498(Game map)
OperationThunderbolt_Back.jpg217,629(Cassette inlay)
OperationThunderbolt_Front.jpg163,736(Cassette inlay)
OperationThunderbolt(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).jpg472,398(Re-release cassette inlay)
OperationThunderbolt(ErbeSoftwareS.A.)_2.jpg65,495(Re-release cassette inlay)
OperationThunderbolt(TheHitSquad).jpg37,691(Re-release cassette inlay)

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Magazine references
Computer & Video Games9.89page 109(Preview) [full page]
Your Sinclair10.89page 96(Preview) [full page]
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Sinclair User11.89page 98(Preview) [full page]
Your Sinclair11.89page 50(Preview) [full page]
ACE12.89page 135(Feature - Xmas '89) [full page]
Crash12.89page 62(Review) [full page]
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Crash2.90page 30(Tips) [full page]
Crash2.90page 34(Hack/Poke) [full page]
ACE3.90page 53(Review) [full page]
Crash4.90page 25(Feature - Crash Readers Awards)[full page]
Crash4.90page 35(Tips) [full page]
Your Sinclair4.90page 36(Hack/Poke) [full page]
ACE5.90page 110(Feature - Hot Off The Shelves) [full page]
Your Sinclair8.90page 21(Feature - Complete Guide to Shoot-em-ups)[full page]
Sinclair User10.90page 16(Tips) [full page]
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Crash7.91page 26(Hack/Poke) [full page]
New Computer Express8.91page 222(Hack/Poke)
Sinclair User12.91page 19(Tips) [full page]
Sinclair User1.92page 41(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair1.92page 84(Review) [full page]
Sinclair User9.92page 15(Tips) [full page]
MicroHobby1.90page 12(Justicieros)[full page]
MicroHobby1.90page 37(Nuevo)[full page]
MicroHobby4.91page 64(Tokes)[full page]

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