Blackthorne, Blizzard’s classic SNES platformer released for free

Friday, 1st November 2013 00:04 GMT By Ewan Miller

Blizzard has rereleased Blackthorne, a SNES, DOS and 32X platformer the company released in its Lost Vikings era on If you head over to your account page and go to “Download Game Clients” under Games and Codes, you’ll find the Windows only rerelease. Aside from figuring how to make it run on a modern computer, Blizzard doesn’t seem to have touched the shotgun-em-up, with its original pixels gloriously free of smoothing and MIDI soundtrack intact.

I can’t say I have any experience with this one, is it worth giving a try?

Thanks, Joystiq.

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  1. YoungZer0

    Fuck yeah. Was thinking about that game a few days ago. Loved it back then. Wonder if it still holds up.

    #1 8 months ago
  2. monkeygourmet


    What I remember from this game… The no look reverse shotgun kill…! That was crazy! :)

    #2 8 months ago
  3. YoungZer0

    @2: Remember those times when you could call something like this a feature?


    *sees CoD Ghosts announcement video*


    #3 8 months ago
  4. DSB


    I’ve only been waiting for those for fucking ever :(

    Shit, Blizzard. Fuck. You had one job…

    #4 8 months ago
  5. Darkfield

    Oh man Rock n Roll Racing was a masterpiece I had this massive rivalry with my brother. He was always Snake and me always Hawk, we played only to kick each other’s ass. Good times.

    #5 8 months ago
  6. Erthazus

    rock and roll racing was superb. It had amazing soundtrack too :D

    #6 8 months ago
  7. monkeygourmet



    A game would sell on that one ‘hook’! :)

    ^ Rock and Roll Racing was amazing!

    #7 8 months ago
  8. Ashmael

    Blizzard giving something for free?? thats something very very very strange…

    #8 8 months ago
  9. Armitage Shanks

    Yup still play my game boy advance copy of Rock and Roll racing

    #9 8 months ago
  10. Mineral4r7s

    I can’t find it. Only for american?

    #10 8 months ago