GOG Witcher Promo: 30% off The Witcher 3 and up to 85% off the Witcher Franchise!

Back to the Future Part III

Critic Score User Score
Atari ST
...
...
SEGA Master System
...
...
Commodore 64
...
...
Not an American user?

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 DOS Level 3: Pie Throwing
Back to the Future Part III Atari ST Try to avoid all obstacles
Back to the Future Part III ZX Spectrum I must also avoid flying axes
Back to the Future Part III Commodore 64 Buckboard Chase

Alternate Titles

  • "Paluu Tulevaisuuteen 3" -- Finnish title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.


Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum May, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Zzap! Commodore 64 Apr, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Joystick (French) Amiga Apr, 1991 79 out of 100 79
Mean Machines Genesis Feb, 1992 77 out of 100 77
CU Amiga Amiga Apr, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Video Games Genesis Dec, 1992 39 out of 100 39
Player One SEGA Master System Sep, 1992 28 out of 100 28
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Genesis Dec 10, 2003 2 out of 10 20
Defunct Games Genesis Feb 08, 2013 F 0

Forums

There are currently no topics for this game.


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.

Related Web Sites

Contributed to by Quapil (4733), -Chris (7312), Kabushi (139275), Martin Smith (63054) and Cor 13 (173953)