Thunder Force II

The first 16-bit installment of what would subsequently go on to become a legendary series of shmups, Thunder Force II combines top-down exploration and bombing runs with traditional side-on Gradius-style shooting action.


Developer: Technosoft
Publisher: Sega
Available on: Mega Drive


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Shmup Essentials: Thunder Force II - We’re going retro this time around, with a classic from the early days of Sega’s 16-bit console, the Mega Drive. The heyday of Techno Soft’s Thunder Force series was arguably around its visually spectacular third and fourth installments, both of which were often used by many proud Mega Drive owners as showcases of their system’s audio-visual capabilities, but … Continue reading Shmup Essentials: Thunder Force II

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