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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.


Back to the Future Part III Genesis Sure, pies make a great answer to bullets!
Back to the Future Part III Genesis The lion is indifferent to the fight
Back to the Future Part III Genesis Noooooo!..
Back to the Future Part III Genesis On the train!

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Back to the Future Part III Concept Art
Back to the Future Part III Concept Art DeLorean ending screen.
Back to the Future Part III Concept Art DeLorean ending screen.
Back to the Future Part III Logo

Alternate Titles

  • "Paluu Tulevaisuuteen 3" -- Finnish title

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Critic Reviews

Mean Machines Feb, 1992 77 out of 100 77
Sega Force Nov, 1992 54 out of 100 54
Video Games Dec, 1992 39 out of 100 39
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Feb, 1992 13 out of 40 32
16bit 2004 30 out of 100 30
Power Play Jan, 1993 21 out of 100 21
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 10, 2003 2 out of 10 20 Aug 16, 2007 1 out of 10 10
Defunct Games Feb 08, 2013 F 0


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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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Oleg Roschin (181560) added Back to the Future Part III (Genesis) on Mar 11, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Quapil (4826), -Chris (7565), Kabushi (206570) and Martin Smith (66812)