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Operation Thunderbolt is an on-rails shooter originally released in the Arcades in 1988 and converted to various home systems. It is loosely based on the 1976 raid at Entebbe, Uganda by the IDF to rescue various hostages, though the game uses the fictional nation of Kalubya and its own storyline. As with the game's predecessor, Operation Wolf, the player must simply take down enemies as they appear on the screen before they can do the player character harm.

The 1994 Super Nintendo version received a graphics upgrade and has multiple playable characters of various nationalities to select from: Lt. Sonja Thiessen (Norwegian), Master Sergeant Erica Whitney (American), Cpt. Dan Burnett (American), Lt. Shin Miyamoto (Japanese), Cpt. Kinte Menbistu (Nigerian) and Sergeant Chamkaur Singh (Indian). It was developed by Aisystem Tokyo, and was compatible with the Super Scope and SNES Mouse peripherals.

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