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Operation Thunderbolt Operation Thunderbolt - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Operation Thunderbolt - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

Roy Adams and Hardy Jones must shoot waves of attacking enemies in order to save American hostages from a hijacked airliner. The object is to take over all six bases and save the hostages along the way.

Operation Thunderbolt was produced by Taito in 1988.

Taito released 486 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1967. Taito was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Taito during the time period Operation Thunderbolt was produced include: Tokusyu Butai UAG, Full Throttle, Contintental Circuit, Exzisus, Wardner No Mori, Bonze Adventure, Chase H.Q., Chuka Taisen, Cloud Master, and Fighting Hawk

Specs

Name Operation Thunderbolt
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1988
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8925
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Monitor
Conversion Class unique
Game Specific Operation Thunderbolt Pinout
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Controls
  • Gun: Positional with trigger and two buttons - GrenadesMissiles
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
PCB Operation Thunderbolt PCB Image

Game Introduction

In this sequel to Operation Wolf, Roy Adams the hero is joined by another green beret, Hardy Jones. Together their new mission is to save American hostages from a hijacked airliner. The object is to take over all six bases and save hostages along the way. If this is completed, the game starts over but the difficulty level increases.

Game Play

As the terrorists move across the screen on foot, in jeeps, helicopters, and tanks the player must shoot them using the machine gun or greenade launcher. Avoid being hit by terrorist bullets, grenades or rockets.

Operation Thunderbolt KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.10 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.20

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 2.00
Collector Desire 1.00

Technical Rating: 3.00

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 1.00
Sound/Music 3.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Operation Thunderbolt Census

There are 14,824 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,502 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,875 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 82 known instances of this machine owned by Operation Thunderbolt collectors who are active members. Of these, 66 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 15 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 5 active VAPS members with a Operation Thunderbolt machines for sale. There are 4 active VAPS members with a Operation Thunderbolt circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Operation Thunderbolt. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Operation Thunderbolt circuit board set.

This game ranks a 13 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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Technical

The boardset may appear to use a JAMMA pinout but the video lines have been remapped to different locations.

Fixes

Like Operation Wolf, the vast majority of problems revolve around the guns. Being mechanical devices, they are prone to failure. For example, there are four springs that hold each gun up, but under heavy usage these springs tend to break. The guns have a motor designed to give them a rachet effect and these motors commonly failed after a few years. Additionally, the gun's photo-light sensor PCB is prone to failure.

Legacy

  1. Operation Wolf
  2. Operation Thunderbolt
  3. Operation Wolf 3

Manuals

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  1. 3D Model (External): Dedicated

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TAITO Operation Thunderbolt Arcade Game Original COIN BUCKET

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Operation Thunderbolt Arcade Marquee/Sign (26" x 8")

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TAITO Operation Thunderbolt Arcade Game WIRE HARNESS

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Right side Operation Thunderbolt Gun Shell Only ARCADE PART If40a-3

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TAITO Operation Thunderbolt Arcade Game Marquee Metal 27" MOUNTING RAILS

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2017 1 115.00 115.00
2018 3 118.00 108.17
All Years 4 116.50 109.88

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