You commanding officer is Colonel Jones. I'll be starting with stage one, as the gods intended. You have a limited supply of ammo, and a limited supply of rocket bombs, but you can always stock up by shooting down crates falling from the sky, or by killing a cat or dog that get in the line of fire. I'll be playing as Norwegian lieutenant Sonja Thiessen, for several reasons. Also, Dan refuses to open his eyes and Chamkaur has a bit of a lazy eye going on, so I'm not sure I trust them to be operating firearms. If you enjoyed playing this, then you can find similar games in the category. And since I spent my free time on this website, bringing you all these fully functional games, so that you too can have some retro themed fun, any comments will be much appreciated.
To accomplish their mission, they must capture six different bases, shoot enemies such as soldiers, jeeps, tanks, and helicopters using their machine gun or grenade launcher, and try to save the hostages along the way. I'm only showing you this for completion's sake rather than because there's anything interesting about it, unless you're interested in seeing how to make a game action-packed but still, somehow, kinda boring. Yes, I managed to expend all my ammunition, partly because it took me a while to figure out that you can only hurt the boss by shooting him in the head. Which super-soldier will be entrusted with this harrowing mission, then? Trapped on the plane with nothing else to do but lock herself in the the tiny bathroom, Sonja is soon captured by Bazarre and presumably subjected to a horrifying public execution. Also I guess with the hostages rescued ol' Bazarre gets to keep scheming his schemes. Operation Digitised Photo of an Action Man Accessory Set, more like.
I know it looks like a Pez dispenser but trust me, you're going to need to shoot it. Were they hanging from the bottom of the jets, just waiting to be deposited right in front of my gun? It's not terrible, and on a console where lightgun games are in short supply it's probably one of the better offerings, but in the end I'm left disappointed that a game called Operation Thunderbolt was more of a damp squib. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. You can also collect damage-reducing bulletproof vests and health refills if you're lucky, but mostly it's magazines and rockets. If you're shot at by soldiers, or if rocket bombs or grenades are thrown at you, you 'll lose energy, and once you're energy is depleted, you lose one of your three lives. It's okay, is what I'm saying, relatively diverting without possessing anything to set it apart from the crowd. Once Stage 8 aptly titled 'Escape' is reached, the players must engage with the lead hijacker holding the pilot hostage.
Look, comrade, if you couldn't take me out with millions of dollar of screaming airborne death-tech then one or two underpaid terrorists aren't going to get the job done. In conclusion, the hostages can bite me, although they'd probably make a massive song and dance out of that, too. You free them by shooting padlocks off doors in the background and then immediately regretting that you did so - lightgun game hostages are always a nuisance with a tendency to try and absorb your bullets into their tender, delicate flesh, but in Operation Thunderbolt they take it to a whole new level, hanging around the combat zone for absolutely ages after they're freed, gurning towards the player as though they're auditioning for Britain's Next Top Abductee and generally being an absolute pain in the arse. It's a Game Over situation, I know that much. Versions of the game were released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and various home computers. Operation Wolf certainly seemed to be ubiquitous on my rare childhood visits to the arcade, although I don't recall ever seeing an Operation Thunderbolt cabinet in the wild. I suppose it doesn't matter, his combination of military officer's uniform, sunglasses and cartoon-Satan facial hair mark him out as a dangerous individual.
I did this with every other oil drum in the stage, too, even though I knew nothing was going to happen. Another credit brings up that of the second player who was invented for Thunderbolt with a similar but slightly less impressive record that does not have Operation Wolf. The gameplay varies every one or two missions. General Bazarre demands that his comrades be freed or else the hostages will be executed. It is during this point where continues are no longer permitted and if the player dies, he will obtain a 'Dead from lethal injury' game over screen which is commonly seen when the player isn't able to insert coins before the continue timer reaches 0. Like its predecessor, the game uses mounted positional guns as controllers. In a time when the issue of representation for minority groups in videogames is more widely debated than ever, it's nice to see a cast in a retro game that covers plenty of genders, colour and creeds.
But its to rescue hostages that we see leaving by boat earlier and who have nothing stopping them from leaving but a pile of corpses. Aside from that ending, the player can accidentally kill the pilot which triggers a bad ending, and if he kills the hijacker, the good ending will be shown with the credits. I feel like he should have a cigar clamped in his teeth, but he doesn't. Scared that I might wake up in the middle of the night, only to see your weirdly-accentuated eye-holes hovering inches from my face, a noise like a a thousand guinea pigs trapped in a George Foreman grill wailing from your mouth hole in a terrifying song that marks the end of all things. I always check the game files myself before I put them on the website, to see whether they work or not.
The basic idea behind this project is to provide people both with a working emulator and games they can run on it at the same time. Music: Katsuhisa Ishikawa, Naoto Yagishita, Hisayoshi Ogura Game manual: not available Download: Game size: 803 kB Emulator: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Operation Thunderbolt is a one- or two-player shooter arcade game by Taito made in 1988. Well why not swim though this pool full of angry bees! Okay, so I tried it again, this time aiming at the terrorist and not trying to shoot him through the pilot's lungs. Like its predecessor, the game uses mounted as controllers. These twists are not always welcome, however, and stage four introduces the bane of my health bar in every lightgun game I play: hostages.
Instead of reaching its destination, the airliner makes a landing in Kalubya, Africa, and all the hostages are hidden in various locations. I would advise you to play stage three first, actually, because it's so much more challenging than the first two that you'll need all your health and ammo just to squeeze through it, and then you can spend the much easier first and second stages trying to collect as many power-ups as possible without the constant interruption of an F-15 Strike Eagle trying to park itself up your nasal cavity. In this case it's some good ol' terrorism, as villains who were clearly at the back of the queue when balaclavas were being handed out hijack a plane and take the passengers hostage. To accomplish their mission, they must capture six different bases, shoot enemies such as , , , and using their or , and try to save the hostages along the way. You also have a life bar to worry about. Well, here in Videogame Land we don't negotiate with terrorists, no matter how fancy their epaulettes are - we send in a lone agent to rack up a higher body count than malaria. Instead of reaching its destination, the airliner makes a landing in Kalubya, Africa, and all the hostages are hidden in various locations.
Who would have thought that a grenade launcher could have the same firing rate as a minigun? The player can accidentally kill the pilot, which triggers a bad ending. There are eight missions to complete in Operation Thunderbolt, and each one has you shooting down soldiers, choppers, and tanks. The ending on the plane is a bit confusing at it seems at first that maybe the plane randomly took off after Sonya gets on so the pilot is needed to land it. If you're shot at by soldiers, or if rocket bombs or grenades are thrown at you, you 'll lose energy, and once you're energy is depleted, you lose one of your three lives. . Roy Adams and Hardy Jones, two green berets, must save American hostages from a hijacked airliner which was forced to land in the fictional African province, Kalubya.
To keep you well armed, supply planes will drop crates of ammunition or collect the ammo dropped by the enemy. At least one hostage must be rescued in those stages or the player receiving a bad ending. I can imagine an angry Norwegian woman calmly strolling while gunning down anything that moves must be a shit-inducing sight of fear. It also adds two-player simultaneous play. In some missions, you are driving a jeep or controlling a boat, while in others, you are walking while you're shooting. The authorities have asked the hero from Operation Wolf to rescue the hostages, but only this time, the hero brings his friend along for the ride. Other platforms: Unfortunately, this game is currently available only in this version.