Operation Thunderbolt

Title		Operation Thunderbolt
Publisher       Ocean/Taito
Game Type	Shoot-em-up
Players		1
HD Installable  Patch available
Compatibility	All
Submission	Chris Vella cvella@specdata.com Profiled Reviewer

   The sequel to Operation Wolf. This sequel is slightly better then
Operation Wolf, but is basically the same game. The only differences are
the graphics, scrolling and the missions to complete.

   You are once again sent out to complete various missions by shooting
all enemy soldiers and vehicles. There are weapon icons that when shot
will give you more bullets or grenades and even a scope for your gun.
Unlike Operation Wolf where the game scrolled sideways this games scrolls
vertically, so the enemies come straight at you.

   The game is controlled with the mouse and shooting is done by moving
the crosshair over an enemy and pressing the left mouse button. Pressing
the right mouse button makes you throw grenades which will blow up an
enemy tank or helicopter with one grenade otherwise it will take about 5
shots with your machine gun. The graphics and sound are average but the
game does play well. There is some nice speech also. The difficulty level
is good although I found it a little tough and the levels are about the
right size. One thing that will help you in the game is when you complete
a level, you are rewarded with extra energy or weapons, without these
bonuses the game would be extremely hard to complete. The game is very
fast paced and packed with a lot of enemies, so quick and accurate mouse
control is a must if you want to get far in the game.

   In conclusion, its a good conversion from the arcade original, minus
the mounted arcade machine gun but the mouse control still works. If you
liked Operation Wolf then you should like this game even better. An
average game thats nice to have but you're not missing much if you don't
have it.

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