Thunder Wolves is a great shoot 'em up with a hint of tactical finesse required now and then. It certainly packs quite a bit of bang for your bucks. Grab another controller and a good friend to have even more fun in the co-op multiplayer...
Thunder Wolves captures the essence of a good, excessive 1980s action...
Thunder Wolves would feel more at home in a different time. It doesn't last long, and there are not a lot of complex or nuanced mechanics, but those aren't really needed here. Helicopters, explosions, and swearing. That's what you're going to get. Sometimes, shallow is nice.
The arcade style of gameplay makes for an entertaining ride you and a friend will want to plow through and come back for more. If you want to let loose for a couple hours and just watch the world burn, Thunder Wolves is your one way ticket to an explosive nostalgic paradise.
As long as you set your expectations the same as you would with any summer blockbuster action movie, you’ll have a good time with Thunder Wolves. It’s not very deep, but it has great air controls, more than enough big guns and plenty of explosions to keep you entertained, especially when you have a friend along for the ride.
If you are a hardcore, then it is surely is worthy of something more than a try, but if you are a soft-hearted, two words of advice: Stay Away!. You can't probably go wrong by buying this game, knowing that this is a second-tier game. With a must-play tag all over the game, it surely comes recommended. "Action+Fun+Excitement (with arcade game-play)== Thunder Wolves!"
So if you can overlook the games questionable morals, you can have a lot of fun with Thunder Wolves. For me though, this was a perfectly enjoyable arcade game, ruined by a nihilistic, regressive and cynical attitude towards humanity and human decency.
By focusing on what makes flying a helicopter fun, and making that a varied and rich experience, the crew behind Thunder Wolves have not only created a great game, but a great blueprint for other developers to follow when they think about working on their own helicopter projects. Just please, fix the vertical ceiling and ditch the cheesy nu-metal soundtrack.
But if you want more from your games than single-minded shooting and explosions, then look elsewhere. You might want to know, however, that the thirteen missions will be over rather quickly and therefore the price at which the game is sold may be seen as a bit high.
Bosskämpfe sind zu einfach und die Ausweichmechanismen der Helikopter zu mächtig. Auch der Umfang neben der im lokalen Ko-op spielbaren Kampange könnte größer sein, zumal es abseits von Ranglisten keinen Online-Mehrspielermodus gibt. In diesem Sinne: „It’s not Rocket Science – it’s just Rockets!”
Ein solides, kleines Shoot 'em up, das obendrein fehlerfrei funktioniert. Letzten Endes passt die Beschreibung „fire and forget" wohl ganz gut, sofern man es wirklich wörtlich übersetzt. Ein paar Stunden Spaß haben und wieder vergessen. Gegen eine etwas längere Fortsetzung mit mehr Optionen, einem ausgebauten Koop-Modus...