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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.

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Thunder Force III Genesis Aaahh!
Thunder Force III Genesis The level scrolls even after it is game over
Thunder Force III Genesis Planet select
Thunder Force III Genesis Let's shoot!

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Alternate Titles

  • "サンダーフォースⅢ" -- Japanese spelling

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

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Aug 30, 2001 A 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Aug, 1990 95 out of 100 95
Hobby Consolas Nov, 1991 95 out of 100 95
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Aug, 1990 911 out of 1000 91
Retrogaming.it Apr 24, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Retrogaming History Apr 24, 2008 9 out of 10 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

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Cochonou (1012) added Thunder Force III (Genesis) on Dec 05, 2002