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    Default Rate my playthrough of Thunder Blade

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDuN5ITn0jw

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    that bad, huh.... lol

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    Very impressive actually. It's interesting to see the arcade version. All these years and I never was able to check it out. Kudos for that. Seems as though the controls and game play are much better.
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    Arcade version was impressive for the time. It was driven by the same hardware that powered After Burner, the 'X Board' with Sega's Super-Scaler technology.
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    Here is the closest, most-accurate home version of Thunder Blade that exists: the one for the Sharp X68000.

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    http://d.hatena.ne.jp/video/niconico/sm5750390

    Although it is definitely *not* as good as the arcade, it's not an exact port since there's significant amount of missing and downgraded graphics, and it's only about 50% as smooth since X68000 lacks true hardware scaling, and only has a single 68000 CPU unlike Sega's X-Board which has two 68000s plus more powerful graphics hardware, including true scaling, the X68000 version is still far, FAR superior to the PC-Engine & Amiga versions.

    Also, unlike the Genesis Super Thunder Blade which is not even a port of the arcade, but more like a sequel, the X68000 version is based directly off the arcade.

    comparison screens:

    Arcade - 1987


    X68000 - 1990



    Megadrive-Genesis -1988,1989
    (Super Thunder Blade is not based on the arcade)


    PC-Engine - 1990



    Amiga -1989


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