Thunder Cross

The Arcade Video Game by Konami Industry Co., Ltd.

Thunder Cross screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Thunder Cross © 1988 Konami.

Wipe Out The Mechanikon Hordes! Take off into outer space and prepare for battle.


Thunder Cross the  Arcade Video Game
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Game ID : GX873

Main CPU : KONAMI (@ 3 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2


Thunder Cross was released in October 1988.

The legendary music Horizon by Olof 'Blaizer' Gustafsson found in many Amiga Cracktros of early 90s was actually a cover of the first level music of Thunder Cross. Olof Gustaffson is the inhouse musician of Digital Illusion of Pinball Dreams fame and before going commercial he was an active scener in the Amiga demo group 'The Silents'.

King Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Thunder Cross : Konami Kukeiha Club - 276A-7703) on May 21, 1989.


The Japanese version has different level order.


1. Thunder Cross (1988)
2. Thunder Cross II (1991)


Soft technicians : Kalcium Wada, The Great Utamaro
Team consultant : Beauty Hide
Production superviser : K. Hiro
Animation character : Moriyanma 24
Set visual artist : M. Sunachan
Sound designers : Nyanpy J-Kane, Prophet Fuka
Processing to Hard : Taka
Package designer : Maya 2095



Sony PlayStation 2 japan (feb.8, 2007; "Oretachi Game Center Zoku: Thunder Cross [Model SLPM-62744]")

Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

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