Written by  :  Majestic Lizard (673)
Written on  :  Oct 23, 2006
Rating  :  5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
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Fantastic Shooter.

The Good

This is probably the best side scrolling shooter to come out of the 16 bit cartridge based systems.

Its got astonishing graphics, innovative weapons systems, and great control.The sprites and the bosses are brilliantly detailed.

It looks like a Neo Geo game or an arcade game.

The Bad

This game's name was changed from "Thunder Force 4" to "Lightening Force" for its US release. Not only is this stupid as the Thunder Force series was well liked, but its spelled wrong! There is no 'E' in the word lightning. Its not "Lightening Force" as in making things not as heavy. It is clearly supposed to mean "Lightning" as in a strong electrical discharge as evidenced by the title screen of the game.

Retarded marketing executives.

The Bottom Line

Thunder Force 3, Gaiares, Fire Shark, Truxton, just to name a few.