Operation Thunderbolt hit arcades as a sequel. Crash magazine would vote it the best graphics of the year. The story line was also loosely based on the real events of a 1976 American hostage rescue mission in Uganda. The 2nd sequel, Operation Wolf 3, was released in 1994 and had considerable changes to the first two games. It featured side-by-side action to play with a friend, but used unlimited ammo opposed to earlier games. A pump slide was also used to fire grenades instead of a red button. The final sequel, Operation Tiger, was released in 1998 and continued the side-by-side two player action. However, it reverted back to the traditional style of play with limited ammo and accessories. The original game has also been featured in classic Taito compilation games on modern day consoles like Xbox and PS2.
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