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The famous shoot'em up series Thunder Force reaches its third installment. Eight new levels of non-stop action, as always packed with gargantuan bosses.

What made Thunder Force stand apart from the other shooters, the ability to switch weapons on the fly, hasn't changed a bit. However, the original mix of side-scrolling and top-view levels that was present in Thunder Force II has been dropped; only the side-scrolling levels remain.


Thunder Force III Genesis Aaahh!
Thunder Force III Genesis Bad flowers!
Thunder Force III Genesis Let's shoot!
Thunder Force III Genesis The level scrolls even after it is game over

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Alternate Titles

  • "サンダーフォースⅢ" -- Japanese spelling

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One of the greatest side scrolling shooters ever. Majestic Lizard (655) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Aug 30, 2001 A 100
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Aug 02, 2008 10 out of 10 100
1UP! Jun 22, 2002 95 out of 100 95
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Aug, 1990 95 out of 100 95
Hobby Consolas Nov, 1991 95 out of 100 95
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Aug, 1990 911 out of 1000 91
Retrogaming History Apr 24, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Megablast 1992 87 out of 100 87
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Nov, 1990 33 out of 40 82
Play Time Oct, 1991 36 out of 100 36


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Cochonou (1012) added Thunder Force III (Genesis) on Dec 05, 2002