Thunder Wolves Review
The last time I played a helicopter game was back in the 90s when I played a lot of Desert Combat on my Sega Genesis, and the only thing I remember is that I had a lot of fun playing it. That, at the very least, is what I expected out of Thunder Wolves and that's what I got. Thunder Wolves is balls to the wall cheesy action movie fun. Thunder Wolves isn't going to win any awards for it's storyline. I'll be honest and say I don't remember a single part of it. All I know is that it has one, and it's your standard action-flick fare. I do remember that the game is riddled with cheesy characters who feel like they came out of the 80s and the fact that they all have a lot of cheesy one-liners to throw your way.
The action is what Thunder Wolves is all about as it feels straight out of an arcade cabinet. It feels like a game that you just wanted to check out so you could blow up a lot of stuff with rockets and that is exactly what you get out of it. Surprisingly, the missions do feel unique as you perform different tasks in each. You'll have instances where it'll take you away from control of the chopper and throw you in a scenario that feels straight out of Silent Scope or a light gun shooter where you'll control the crosshairs and kill a bunch of dudes. This varies from mission to mission and task to task. They made sure to put a lot of variation is each mission and even successfully made the dreaded "escort" mission fun to play as you essentially just shoot everything in sight and you'll probably be alright. The fact that it feels like an arcade game makes it a real joy to control as you really don't have any control issues and can just go in there and wreak havoc. It's very easy to just pick up a controller, play the game, and have fun. Thunder Wolves just plain knows how to be fun, and that's not a bad thing.
+ Classic Arcade Fun
+ Varied missions that don't take away from what makes the game fun
+ Cheesy action vibe (could also be a con, depending on your tastes (if you don't like cheesy action, you're wrong (I'm sorry I didn't mean that, everyone is entitled to their opinion (unless they don't like cheesy action)))) *
- No real depth
- A short overall experience
At the end of the day, there isn't a whole lot you can say about Thunder Wolves . It's a pretty shallow experience, but not every game has to be deep and full of meaning. Thunder Wolves knows exactly what it is, and that's some good cheesy action-packed fun. That's why I enjoyed my experience playing through the game. While the game might be short, it does have replayability through unlockables and leaderboards. This game is a $10 distraction. It's a game that you can just throw on, fly a chopper, and just blow shit up! It's worth checking out for those that have a soft spot for old school arcade games or cheesy 80s action.
This game was reviewed using a copy for the Playstation Network provided by the publisher, bitComposer Games.
Trevor Osz is the Editor-in-Chief for the Spiderduck Network. You can follow him on Twitter @trevorosz and he generally replies to anyone who ask questions or has comments because he's a nice guy like that. You can also leave a comment down below about this review
* Yeah, I'm pretty sure that part of the review wasn't grammatically correct but who cares? If you're a grammar Nazi then I greatly implore you to suck it. Everyone else, I think you get it and you're cool so thanks for reading!