Surprise Attack (サプライズアタック?) is a side-scrolling action-shooter game developed and published by Konami for Arcade platforms in 1990.


The terrorist organization Black Dawn has taken over a moonbase and its neighboring space station. John Ryan, known as Red Thunderbolt, is the only one who can put definitely a term to Black Dawn's evil ambitions.


The player play John Ryan in a side scrolling action shooter, a bit similar to Shinobi. The player have to uses John Ryan's skills, like switching into gravity modes, to disarms bombs in a limited time before proceding to the next stage. Power ups can also be found to help Ryan on his mission. At the end of some levels, a quizz-like bonus stage, the player have to answers correctly the questions based on Science Fiction and space culture.

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