R-Type III: The Third Lightning

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Critic Score User Score
Game Boy Advance
45
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SNES
85
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Wii
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0.0
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Description

The evil Bydo Empire returns in this entry of the R-Type series. So climb into the latest R-Type vessel, the R-90, and blast through six side-scrolling levels on your way to destroy the Bydo mothership.

Gameplay is still the classic R-Type way with huge levels and bosses. With your detachable laser unit, you can fire in front or behind your ship. R-Type III now features three different kinds of laser unit, selectable at the start of a game. Each offers different laser types depending on the power-ups collected.

Screenshots

R-Type III: The Third Lightning Game Boy Advance Giant robot to destroy
R-Type III: The Third Lightning SNES Stage 1: Space Garbage
R-Type III: The Third Lightning Game Boy Advance Flying through a tunnel
R-Type III: The Third Lightning SNES Force Selection Screen

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Critic Reviews

Nintendo Magazine System UK SNES Jan, 1994 93 out of 100 93
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SNES Dec, 1994 9 out of 10 90
GameFan Magazine SNES Dec, 1994 88 out of 100 88
Mega Fun SNES Feb, 1994 88 out of 100 88
IGN Wii Feb 22, 2007 8.3 out of 10 83
Eurogamer.de Wii Mar 12, 2007 4 out of 5 80
HonestGamers Game Boy Advance Mar 24, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) SNES Oct, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Game Informer Magazine Game Boy Advance May, 2004 6.25 out of 10 62
GameSpot Game Boy Advance Apr 02, 2004 2.8 out of 10 28

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Trivia

Western version

In the Western version, the shots of the end boss of level 2 were coloured to look like eyeballs. In the original version, they could be remotely confused with sperm.

Awards

  • GameFan
    • 1994 (Vol. 3, Iss. 1) - Best SNES Shooter Game of the Year

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