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R-Type III: The Third Lightning

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Game Boy Advance
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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.


R-Type III: The Third Lightning SNES Title Screen (Blast off and strike the evil Bydo Empire!)
R-Type III: The Third Lightning SNES Stage 1: Space Garbage
R-Type III: The Third Lightning Game Boy Advance Make your choice amongst 3 weapon devices available.
R-Type III: The Third Lightning Game Boy Advance Flying through a tunnel

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The Press Says

HonestGamers SNES Jan 13, 2004 10 out of 10 100
Nintendo Magazine System UK SNES Jan, 1994 93 out of 100 93
GameFan Magazine SNES Dec, 1994 88 out of 100 88
IGN Wii Feb 22, 2007 8.3 out of 10 83 Wii Mar 12, 2007 4 out of 5 80
High Score SNES Jul, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Game Informer Magazine Game Boy Advance May, 2004 6.25 out of 10 62
IGN Game Boy Advance Apr 02, 2004 4.5 out of 10 45
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Game Boy Advance Oct 01, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
GameSpot Game Boy Advance Apr 02, 2004 2.8 out of 10 28


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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.


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