Gameplay is fast and furious, although it becomes monotonous if you have destroyed all enemy ships but one, and you have to chase him down madly around the arena. Fortunately, there are different levels in 5 different arenas, all of which are more than just different backdrops: the enemy ships are different, and you will gain access to new crafts to use. Overall, Thunderstrike is a pleasant diversion that could be much more fun with more imaginative structures and power-ups (e.g. Spectre VR). Worth a try if you like 3D shooters. For a more unique game, though, try Loriciel's Moon Blaster instead.