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Blackthorne

Average Rating: 6.63/10
Video Game Rank: 2414
Game Boy Advance Rank: 83
SEGA 32X Rank: 2
SNES Rank: 116
DOS Rank: 317
Macintosh Rank: 451
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Primary Name
Blackthorne
Alternate Names
Blackhawk
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Release Date
1994-12-19
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EU Game Boy Advance Edition
Rel Date: 2003-09-26
Publisher: Vivendi Games
Game Boy Advance
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment, Mass Media Inc.
Media: Cartridge
Region: Europe and Oceania
Rating: ELSPA: 11+
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NA Game Boy Advance Edition
Rel Date: 2003-09-19
Publisher: Vivendi Games
Game Boy Advance
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment, Mass Media Inc.
Media: Cartridge
Region: North America
Rating: ESRB: T
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NA Mac Edition
Rel Date: 1996-11-00
Publisher: Interplay (Video Game)
Macintosh
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Media: CD-ROM
Region: North America
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NA Sega 32x Edition
Rel Date: 1995-11-00
Publisher: Interplay (Video Game)
SEGA 32X
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Media: Cartridge
Region: North America
Rating: ESRB: T
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JP Super Famicom Edition
Rel Date: 1995-08-11
Publisher: Kemco
SNES
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Media: Cartridge
Region: Asia (Except China)
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US DOS Edition
Rel Date: 1994-12-19
Publisher: Interplay (Video Game)
DOS
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Media: CD-ROM
Region: North America
Rating: ESRB: T
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EU SNES Edition
Rel Date: 1994-09-23
Publisher: Interplay (Video Game)
SNES
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Media: Cartridge
Region: Europe and Oceania
Rating: ELSPA: 11+
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NA SNES Edition
Rel Date: 1994-09-23
Publisher: Interplay (Video Game)
SNES
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Media: Cartridge
Region: North America
Rating: ESRB: T
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Description Edit | History

"Blackthorne (Blackhawk in some European countries) is a computer and video game, a cinematic platformer, that was developed by Blizzard Entertainment.

Storyline
Blackthorne is set on the planet Tuul, which has existed for hundreds of years without human knowledge. All of this time, Tuul's people have been ruled over by a single shaman who "was blessed with all knowledge". Years before the game begins, Thoros, the latest ruler, finds it near impossible to choose between his two sons as the next ruler. Believing it will solve the dilemma, he leads them to the deserts and kills himself. His body becomes two stones, light and dark, and he gives one to each boy to rule their own kingdoms respectively. The people of the lightstone form the kingdom of Androth, and the people of the Darkstone form Ka'dra'suul. But while Androth respects their stone, Ka'dra'suul reject theirs, and are eventually transformed into monsters by it. In this time, a ka'dra named Sarlac seizes power. He forms an army and leads them against Androth. Knowing of his people's doom, the ruler of Androth, King Vlaros, with the aid of the Androth magician Galadril, sends his son Kyle to Earth to save his life. Vlaros also gives Kyle the lightstone for safe keeping. He wishes that Kyle can one day return and use it to save their people. 20 years later, Kyle has become a renowned military captain and mercenary. After breaking out of prison facing court martial, Kyle begins having strange dreams, and eventually is reconfronted by Galadril. He is told that it is time to return to Tuul and save his people. The game begins here with Kyle setting out to kill Sarlac and reclaim his throne.

Blackthorne was released for the SNES and MS-DOS in 1994, and with enhanced graphics and a higher color palette for the Sega 32X in 1995 and for Mac OS in 1996. The version for the Game Boy Advance was released in 2003.

Gameplay
The game focuses around protagonist Kyle Vlaros who is known as the Blackthorne, out for revenge on Sarlac and his minions. The gameplay involves large platforming sequences, in which Kyle can run and climb around the environment, find keys and items and progress to the end of each maze like level. Combat in Blackthorne takes the form of gunfights. Both Blackthorne and his enemies can press against walls to avoid incoming bullets. Blackthorne can also fire blindly behind himself.

The game has seventeen levels within four areas - the mines of Androth, the Karrellian forests/swamps, the Wasteland desert, and Shadow keep. The Sega 32X version includes a fifth area, the snowy mountains, which is not found in the other versions of the game. As the game progresses through these areas, Kyle becomes stronger and better armed, but so do the enemies.

During the game, Kyle uses a Pump Action Shotgun as his primary weapon. As the game progresses, Androthi allies will help him upgrade the weapon, increasing its speed and power. As well as this, Kyle also finds many other useful items."

Source: Wikipedia, "Blackthorne," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Video Game Rank: 2414
Game Boy Advance Rank: 83
SEGA 32X Rank: 2
SNES Rank: 116
DOS Rank: 317
Macintosh Rank: 451
Num Ratings: 26
Average Rating: 6.63
Standard Deviation: 1.31
Num Views: 507
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