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Thunder Force III (Genesis)

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Description

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.

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Thunder Force III Genesis Short intro
Thunder Force III Genesis Title screen
Thunder Force III Genesis Aaahh!
Thunder Force III Genesis Move away, you big bully!

Alternate Titles

  • "サンダーフォースⅢ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

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

The Press Says

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
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Aug, 1990 911 out of 1000 91
Retrogaming History Apr 24, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Retrogaming.it Apr 24, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Sega-16.com Oct 29, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Megablast 1992 87 out of 100 87
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Nov, 1990 33 out of 40 82
HonestGamers Mar 17, 2011 7 out of 10 70

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Cochonou (1017) added Thunder Force III (Genesis) on Dec 05, 2002