Thunder Force V: Perfect System

Critic Score User Score
PS Vita
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5.0
SEGA Saturn
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4.0
PSP
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5.0
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Description

The first installment in the Thunder Force series made for 32-bit consoles. As a pilot for the Thunder Force group, it's up to you to destroy an evil alien race bent on destroying the Earth and all of its inhabitants. As in its predecessors, the gameplay is fast and furious, with more powerful weapons. All weapons now have an extra powerful blast mode, triggered by holding down the fire button. Sprites have been forfeited in favour of 2D polygons made possible by the new platform. The musical score contains a lot of techno rearrangements of old Thunder Force themes. In spite of all the changes, Thunder Force V aims to please fans of old-schoolers by not abandoning concepts and details introduced in earlier games in the series.

Screenshots

Thunder Force V: Perfect System PlayStation This is quite possibly the easiest stage in the game.
Thunder Force V: Perfect System PlayStation Title screen [640x480 (originally 512x480)]
Thunder Force V: Perfect System PlayStation Some of the game's bosses have metal band names, however, the game is not consistent in its naming strategy.
Thunder Force V: Perfect System SEGA Saturn Fighting Armament Armed Arm.

Alternate Titles

  • "サンダーフォースV" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Thunder Force V" -- Saturn Title

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User Reviews

One of the best games I have ever played!!! PlayStation Cenes Hallern (2)

Critic Reviews

SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) SEGA Saturn Aug 11, 2008 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot PlayStation Aug 31, 1998 8.2 out of 10 82
HonestGamers PlayStation Mar 22, 2011 8 out of 10 80
PSX Nation PlayStation Oct 30, 1998 78 out of 100 78
The Video Game Critic PlayStation May 10, 2000 B 75
Freak PlayStation Jan, 1999 70 out of 100 70
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

The "Perfect System" subtitle was only applied to the PlayStation version of Thunder Force V. Why? Because the PlayStation version offered several improvements over the original Sega Saturn version, including slightly faster speed, a true final boss, extra bonuses, and analog control. Thus, the PlayStation version was the "perfect" Thunder Force V.

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