Fred, have you ever played the MSX version? I think Sierra lost something when converting the game to other systems, the action doesn't seem as "hot" as in the MSX version.
I must admit I only discovered Thexder was released for Amiga (and ANY other system besides MSX) with emulation. It was a nice surprise to find that, as Thexder is one of my fav MSX games
, so maybe my impressions of Amiga Thexder were wrong because of emulation.
Here are a few screenshots of Fire Hawk. Man, the sound of this game is GREAT !