Thunder Fox (サンダーフォックス) is a run-and-gun shooter created by Taito. It was released in arcades in 1990 and for the Sega Mega Drive in 1991.
In the year 199X, the world was lost in a vortex of terror. Malicious terrorism gripped the land, the sky, and the sea. There were two brave men who fought against this reign of violence. They were the anti-terrorism team, ”THUNDER FOX.”
Thunder Fox is a horizontally scrolling shooter, where the players take control of agents Thunder and Fox. Thunder is more efficient with firearms, while Fox is better in using a knife. The levels are all divided into multiple sections, from a military base to a plane. The action is focused on close combat with using the knife to attack, but there are also other weapons dropped by enemies like grenades, flame-throwers and handguns
In Japan, Game Machine listed Thunder Fox on their August 15, 1990 issue as being the thirteenth most-successful table arcade unit of the month.
Leisure Line magazine reviewed the arcade game and rated it 8 out of 10.