DescriptionThe 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.
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|Video Games & Computer Entertainment||Dec, 1994||9 out of 10||90|
|Video Games||Mar, 1994||90 out of 100||90|
|GameFan Magazine||Dec, 1994||88 out of 100||88|
|Play Time||Mar, 1994||85 out of 100||85|
|Game Players||Sep, 1994||83 out of 100||83|
|High Score||Jul, 1994||4 out of 5||80|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||Sep, 1994||8 out of 10||80|
|Megablast||Mar, 1994||79 out of 100||79|
|Total! (Germany)||Jan, 1994||2.25 out of 6||75|
|GamePro (US)||Oct, 1994||3.5 out of 5||70|
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Western versionIn 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.
- 1994 (Vol. 3, Iss. 1) - Best SNES Shooter Game of the Year