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Thunder Spirits (SNES)

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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
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 3.8
Overall MobyScore (4 votes) 3.8

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Genesis fans will instantly recognize this as a port of the classic shooter Thunder Force 3 (Genesis, 1990). Now SNES players can see what all the fuss is about! Imaginative graphics, catchy music, awesome weapons, and addictive gameplay distinguish this insanely fun side-scroller. Each stage is set on a planet with its own distinctive environment, usually suited for a specific weapon. I love being about use the shoulder buttons to toggle my weapon and adjust my speed. My only problem I have with Thunder Spirits is not being able to select the order in which I play the stages. It's not a show-stopper, but it gives the Genesis version a slight edge. Hint: Go into the "hidden" (Start + Select) option menu to turn on rapid-fire. Pretty sweet!
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Wie schon der Name "Thunder Spirits" verrät, hält sich die neue Version nicht ganz ans Mega-Drive-Original. Zwar wurden Extrawaffensystem und Spielkonzept übernommen, dafür zwei Levels ausgetauscht. Die Konsequenz der mißlungenen Schönheitschirurgie: weniger Spielspaß. Grundsätzlich blieb die gute Spielbarkeit erhalten, doch selbst ohne die Ruckelprobleme müssen im Detail Abstriche gemacht werden. Apropos Ruckeln: Schon bei harmloser Bewaffnung samt wenigen Gegner-Sprites zeigt sich die eingebaute Zeitlupe. Die Programmierer haben sich keineswegs mit Ruhm bekleckert. Selbst Grafik und Sound sind teils unter Mega-Drive-Niveau. Wer das Original hat, darf Thunder Spirits vergessen; Super-Famicom-only-Actionfans, sollten schon eher mit dem Kauf liebäugeln.