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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 SNES Force Selection Screen
R-Type III: The Third Lightning Game Boy Advance Eliminating an enemy squadron.
R-Type III: The Third Lightning SNES Title Screen (Blast off and strike the evil Bydo Empire!)
R-Type III: The Third Lightning Game Boy Advance Make your choice amongst 3 weapon devices available.

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Nintendo Magazine System UK SNES Jan, 1994 93 out of 100 93
Video Games SNES Mar, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Retro Gamer Game Boy Advance Dec, 2004 83 out of 100 83
Eurogamer.de Wii Mar 12, 2007 4 out of 5 80
Total! (Germany) SNES Jan, 1994 2.25 out of 6 75
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
64 Power / big.N / N Games Game Boy Advance Mar, 2005 42 out of 100 42
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Game Boy Advance Oct 01, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Jeuxvideo.com Game Boy Advance Aug 25, 2006 8 out of 20 40

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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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