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Average Player Score Based on 56 ratings
7.2
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Score Breakdown Based on 56 ratings
  1. 10 (4)
  2. 9 (7)
  3. 8 (23)
  4. 7 (13)
  5. 6 (4)
  6. 5 (1)
  7. 4 (0)
  8. 3 (4)
  9. 2 (0)
  10. 1 (0)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • User Rating:7.8

    Good early-era shooter for the Genesis

    Thunder Force 2, released in 1989, was the first shooter available for the Sega Genesis and also the first released on a 16-bit system in America. It can be credited in part for the wave of shooters released for Genesis ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful

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  • User Rating:6.5

    An outstanding game; now only if they can get rid of those top down levels.

    Half of this game is unadulterated shmup intensity. The other half bores me to tears. Which leads me to my rankings. A solid 9 for the horizontal levels and a mediocre 4 for those top down levels. Average it out and ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.8

    Good early-era shooter for the Genesis

    Thunder Force 2, released in 1989, was the first shooter available for the Sega Genesis and also the first released on a 16-bit system in America. It can be credited in part for the wave of shooters released for Genesis ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2.7

    Dull shooter indeed!

    I was drawn to Thunder Force II because it looked like a rather formidable R-Type clone (though, to be fair, the original Thunder Force came out a good while before R-Type) and I do enjoy side-scrolling space-shooters. ... Read Full Review

    0 of 6 users found the following review helpful