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Back to the Future Part III

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ZX Spectrum
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DOS
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Amstrad CPC
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3.2
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Description

Back to the Future III is a collection of four arcade games. Marty McFly and Doc Brown have traveled back through time to the year 1885 - and they're soon deep in trouble when they face "Mad Dog" Tannen's gang and have to find a way to return to the present. This game takes four scenes from the Hollywood movie Back to the Future III and turns them into arcade sequences:
  • Buckboard Chase: Doc Brown goes horseback in an attempt to save Hill Valley's lovely school teacher Clara. This game of quick ducking, jumping and shooting alternates between a side-scrolling and a top-down perspective.

  • Shooting Gallery: The name says it all. A classic game of aim-and-shoot, spiced up by hidden extras and bonus targets.

  • Pie Throwing: Meet the Mad Dog gang. They have guns, and you have... cream pies. It's an isometric version of the shooting gallery, only with ammo. And the targets shoot back.

  • The Train: Basically a side-scrolling beat-em-up on train wagons with some ducking and jumping. Get rid of the mechanics and collect speed logs to push the engine to a magic 88 mph.

Screenshots

Back to the Future Part III ZX Spectrum ... both of them
Back to the Future Part III Atari ST Intro sequence
Back to the Future Part III Genesis That's the bad ending. Happens if you don't succeed. Okay?
Back to the Future Part III Genesis FPS level

Alternate Titles

  • "Paluu Tulevaisuuteen 3" -- Finnish title

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The Press Says

Crash! ZX Spectrum Mar, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum May, 1991 85 out of 100 85
The One Amiga Apr, 1991 80 out of 100 80
CU Amiga Amiga Apr, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Amiga User International Amiga May, 1991 69 out of 100 69
neXGam SEGA Master System 2002 6.3 out of 10 63
ST Format Atari ST Jun, 1991 52 out of 100 52
GamesCollection SEGA Master System Apr 01, 2008 4 out of 10 40
Power Play Amiga May, 1991 32 out of 100 32
Sega-16.com Genesis Aug 16, 2007 1 out of 10 10

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Trivia

Genesis version

The Genesis/Mega Drive version of the game has a very dark and muddy color palette. This wasn't done by design, though; there's actually a bug in the palette handling code which causes one-third of all color data to be lost. This means that everything is much darker than it should be, and that there's detail in the graphics that doesn't show up at all! An illustration of the bug showing how the game should look can be found here.

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Contributed to by Quapil (4745), -Chris (7365), Kabushi (116485), Martin Smith (63197) and Oleg Roschin (164863)