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Valis III (Genesis)

71
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Overall MobyScore (12 votes) 3.7


The Press Says

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85
Génération 4
Servi par de beaux graphismes et une bonne animation, ce jeu devrait plaire aux possesseurs de Megadrive.
80
Sega-16.com
Although a bit of an obscure game, Valis III deserves at least one playthrough from any respectable Genesis owner. It's a little uncommon to see nowadays, but if you ever do come across it, go for it. You'll get to at least see part of a series that was one of the prime picks of the 16-bit days.
75
The Video Game Critic
Nicely-illustrated enemies include floating jaws, transparent swamp creatures, floating coins, and levitating eyeballs. Many of the creatures defy description, but most are very imaginative and fun to watch. The bosses are relatively unspectacular, but refreshingly easy to defeat. As good as Valis III is, the unlimited continues and lack of a score takes its toll on the replay value. Anybody can beat the game if they sit in front of it long enough, and once it's complete, there's little incentive to return to it. Still, for the first time through anyway, Valis III is pure side-scrolling bliss.
75
IGN
Valis III is a neat little artifact for Genesis collectors to seek out. The box art is great, for one thing. But the game inside is a frightening tough side-scroller that will truly tax your twitch skills. I liked these kinds of challenges back in 1991, and there's a piece of me that still respects them to this day. (Yet, I'm still not crazy about "bullet curtain" shooters...) Valis III looks great, has some nice music, and will give you plenty of challenge for your cash.
60
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)
Valis 3 n'est pas un mauvais jeu en soit, mais il y a largement mieux sur MegaDrive. Ce qui en fait sa force c'est son ambiance très « Saint Seya » et ses séquences animées magnifiques (pour l'époque). Pour vous dire la vérité je ne jouais au jeu que pour regarder les dessins animés et les montrer à mes amis. Pad en main aujourd'hui, le constat est forcément plus amer, mais mon côté nostalgique ne peut se résoudre à lui mettre moins que la moyenne.
53
Power Play
Valis III ("Strider" für Mädchen?) kommt äußerlich nicht an das imposante Spiel um den Kremlkrieger heran: Grafisch ist es nicht nicht ganz so bombastisch, spielerisch dafür wesentlich weniger hektisch und unübersichtlich. Leider ist's nicht unbedingt spannender als genanntes Konkurrenzprodukt oder Sega's "Mystic Defender". Valis III hat arge Längen, zudem man den opulenten Vorspann zwar abkürzen, jedoch nicht vollständig umgehen kann. Auch der Sound und die Musik sind recht fad; actionverliebte Mega-Drive-Besitzer haben so wenig Grund, sich das Spiel zuzulegen.