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Thunderbirds

• Publisher: Grandslam
• Developer:
Grandslam
Release Date: 1989
Code: Unknown

GFX: Unknown
Music: Unknown

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 86%
Our Game Rating: 83%
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> THUNDERBIRDS by Grandslam


• Completed & Reviewed by Neil Collins

Thunderbirds by Grandslam (not to be mistaken with THIS version) is an arcade adventure game based on Gerry Anderson's famous puppet TV show.

The game is split into four parts where you get to choose two items for each of the two characters that take part in each of the game sections. Each level has quite a few screens to explore, where the puzzles are pretty logical - it's usually a case of picking up a certain item and activating it at a certain place.

Graphically it is very colourful, but the sprites are quite blocky and ugly at times.

Overall it's a decent title that should keep you busy for quite a while.


The ending scroller kicks in...


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The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I played a cracked version that allowed me to tackle the final section with infinite time.

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: After solving many puzzles, you ultimately find the piece of film and pick it up which completes the game. A scrolling message appears on the top panel which confirms that you have beaten the game and all parts have been completed.

COMMENTS:

  • Neil: A pathetic end to a large adventure game. I never was a fan of Thunderbirds, and now I dislike them even more. 1/10.
     
  • Vinny: To be honest with you, I was quite surprised to see that another Thunderbirds game was made because I was quite happy with Firebird's version of the game - be it a budget title. I wasn't really in need of another version, which is why I've never played this one. Maybe I'll check it out one day...

    For now - the game ending isn't anything to get excited over. It's a simple message in a scroller and that's it. 1/10 from me too!
  • Brendan Phoenix: I remember entering a competition for this game in CU Amiga/C64. I got one of the runner up prizes, a copy of the game and my name in the mag.

    My game never arrived and I received something else instead. I can't remember what, but I still have the note CU sent me!

    Back to the game, the music is good although a little repetitive, but the game is ok. The ending is a shocker. Thos puppet strings should be cut as punishment.
  • Andrew Fisher: I like the presentation and ideas behind Grandslam's take on Thunderbirds, but that is a terrible ending. Not very F-A-B.

FINAL SAY: That's it! Surely not ?

G.E. RATING: 1 / 10

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