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Operation Thunderbolt
By Ocean
Commodore 64/128

 
Published in Computer & Video Games #104

Operation Thunderbolt

In this sequel to Operation Wolf, Roy Adams and his mercenary mate (that's you and a chum) have to rescue a DC-10 full of passengers from Arab terrorists. There are eight levels to Uzi your way through before you get to them, though, and they're packed with tea-toweled terrors chucking knives, grenades and bullets in your direction.

Luckily, a friendly quartermaster is dropping crates of useful equipment out of the sky, so you can equip yourself with bulletproof vests, laser sights and mortar bombs. If you were a fan of the arcade game you may well be disappointed with this conversion.

While the gameplay isn't too bad it's far from addictive, and the graphics are pretty yucky. The game has the distinction of being compatible with light guns and Commodore and Neos mice, if that's any consolation.

C64

Pretty ugly conversion of the blockbuster coin-op. Not half as good as Ocean's C64 Operation Wolf conversion.