Thunder Wolves Thunder Wolves THUNDER WOLVES!

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.








  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

    • Surlywombat says:

      Doo, diddly doo, diddly doo, diddly doo, do de do, do, do diddly diddly do, diddly do.

  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?

    • Low Life says:

      First the domain-debacle, now this. John Walker truly does not care. John Walker sticks it to the Man.

    • John Walker says:

      Not until 2015.

      • TechnicalBen says:

        Yeah, do you even know how many universes you destroyed with that timebelt 3000 when you activated it? Do you? You!?!?!


  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.

    • Low Life says:

      There’s a Thundercats game for the Nintendo DS. It is, as expected, of the highest quality.

      • phelix says:

        Good Heavens, that’s the lowest user score I’ve ever seen on Meta.

    • spectone says:

      A cat man climbs up a cliff slowly via a rope. All of a sudden there is some emergency. Thunder Thunder, Thunder Cats. He manages to push off the cliff face so hard that he swings himself on the rope all the way to the top of the cliff.

      That is all I remember of that show, yet I still find myself saying Thunder, Thunder, Thunder Cats! Every couple of days.

  9. BenA says:

    One day I will be ALPHA WOLF.

  10. Imbecile says:

    Thunder, Thunder, Thunder, Thunderwolves. HOOOOOOOOOOO?

  11. stahlwerk says:


  12. wodin says:

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

  13. stoner says:

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

    You bastards!

    • Tom Walker says:

      Seems to have just been a simple oversight. All is well:

      link to

      • SuicideKing says:

        I spy with my little eye: Nexus 2!

        Wish it was a first person game though, would love to dog-fight around such detailed ships.

        Do i see some FreeSpace inspiration there? Oh well, i see FS inspiration everywhere, from Halo to Mass Effect, so i dunno.

  14. 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!

  15. Scissors says:


  16. 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.

  17. SuicideKing says:

    Next gen of arcade?

    Looks fun.

  18. 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)

  19. 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.

  20. 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!!!!!!

  21. zain3000 says:

    Your pun powers are slipping, John.

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

    Edit: Hooooooooo!

  22. ImOnTheRadio says:

    Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, BEETLEJUICE!