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Thunder Force III (Genesis)

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Description

The famous shoot'em up series Thunder Force reaches its third installment. Eight new levels of non-stop action, as always packed with gargantuan bosses.

What made Thunder Force stand apart from the other shooters, the ability to switch weapons on the fly, hasn't changed a bit. However, the original mix of side-scrolling and top-view levels that was present in Thunder Force II has been dropped; only the side-scrolling levels remain.

Screenshots

Thunder Force III Genesis Bad flowers!
Thunder Force III Genesis Title screen
Thunder Force III Genesis Move away, you big bully!
Thunder Force III Genesis The level scrolls even after it is game over

Alternate Titles

  • "サンダーフォースⅢ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

One of the greatest side scrolling shooters ever. Majestic Lizard (655) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

The Press Says

SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Aug 02, 2008 10 out of 10 100
The Video Game Critic Aug 30, 2001 A 100
1UP! Jun 22, 2002 95 out of 100 95
Hobby Consolas Nov, 1991 95 out of 100 95
All Game Guide 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Sega-16.com Oct 29, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Video Games Mar, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Megablast 1992 87 out of 100 87
Power Play Sep, 1990 85 out of 100 85
HonestGamers Mar 17, 2011 7 out of 10 70

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Cochonou (1017) added Thunder Force III (Genesis) on Dec 05, 2002