Thunder Wolves Thunder Wolves THUNDER WOLVES!

By John Walker on May 9th, 2013 at 4:00 pm.

Thunder Wolves is looking rather good. Because of my time travel privileges, I’ve already had a good play of it, and found myself having a fun time. But those who weren’t handsome enough to get the Time Travel Belt 3000 only have a week to wait to get your hands on it – May 15th. In the meantime, why not look at a trailer of the game? No, not a good enough reason – look at it. Detailed analysis below.








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  1. Rossi says:

    Please have co-op!

  2. Justin Keverne says:

    I’m now going to have the Airwolf theme tune stuck in my head for the next hour… Gee, thanks John. :p

  3. analydilatedcorporatestyle says:

    Kerrang needs adding to the dakka dakka peeeow’s!, Guitar Hero with helicopters………..

  4. WoundedBum says:

    John I thought your time travel privileges were under NDA?

  5. kwyjibo says:

    This looks like a proper arcade game, as in, something you’d find in an arcade. I hope we see more of them.

  6. Tony Heugh says:

    Reminds me of Super Thunder Blade, a game I had on my mega drive – one of those carts with three games on it. I loved it as if it were the only game on the cart.

  7. Lemming says:

    I thought this was going to be some sort of spiritual successor to Desert Strike when I saw the screen shots, but seeing you control multiple vehicles has tempered that enthusiasm somewhat. I Just want a 3D arcade attack helicopter game!

    • stahlwerk says:

      Ooooh Desert/Jungle Strike silliness in sexy sexy polygons would be ace.

      Silkworm and SWIV seem to be a more direct influence, here.

      • colw00t says:

        Oh man I could go for some more of the Strike games.

        I remember Desert Strike being really really hard, but it’s possible I was just terrible at it. I think I had Nuclear Strike (the last one in the series) for my PlayStation, I should go digging and see if I still have it.

        If memory serves the Strike series kind of petered out but the “Future Strike” that Nuclear Strike advertised ended up turning into Future Cop: LAPD, which was similar but with a robot instead of a helicopter.

    • Gargenville says:

      Mercenaries (Pandemic’s, not the Resident Evil thing) actually started life as a Desert Strike reboot but EA didn’t want it so it turned into its own thing.

  8. DonJefe says:

    Wake me when there’s a ThunderCats game in the works.

  9. BenA says:

    One day I will be ALPHA WOLF.

  10. Imbecile says:

    Thunder, Thunder, Thunder, Thunderwolves. HOOOOOOOOOOO?

  11. wodin says:

    Gajin released something a couple of years ago..though abit less arcade than this..

  12. stoner says:

    No PC version?!?!?!? (did not see listed in end slide).

    You bastards!

  13. Sander Bos says:

    “Because of my time travel privileges…”

    What, John is Elizabeth???!
    No don’t tell me, don’ tell me, I haven’t actually finished BS:I yet!

  14. Scissors says:


  15. Calabi says:

    I’m tired of blowing things up, I want to unexplode things, to be the bullet and decide I’ve had enough of this war stuff and go down the pub instead.

  16. SuicideKing says:

    Next gen of arcade?

    Looks fun.

  17. RaiderJoe says:

    If you have time travel privileges, why have you not used them to go forward in time until after the release of HL3? Also, does the OUYA flop as I expect it will? I WANT ANSWERS, DANG IT. NOW.

    • Sander Bos says:

      The review of HL3 was actually the very first article they did, it kicked off RPS back in 1873, you must have missed it (spoiler, if information from a 140 year old article can be considered a spoiler, they didn’t like it as much as HL4:HTPUYEW)

  18. Film11 says:

    Looks like a not-top-down version of Renegade Ops. Even the text style and appearance seem kinda familiar. And the general theme of blowing everything up of course.

  19. junglist 69 says:

    peow peow part looks fun , the music is truly awful , but can’t seem to get the tune out of my head though , dear lord help!!!!!!

  20. zain3000 says:

    Your pun powers are slipping, John.

    How was the title of this article not thunder, Thunder, THUNder, THUNDER Wolves!?

    Edit: Hooooooooo!

  21. ImOnTheRadio says:

    Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, BEETLEJUICE!

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