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Thunder Spirits

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Thunder Spirits is a modified version of Thunder Force III made specifically for the arcades with reworked graphics and all top-down stages replaced by new side-scrolling ones. Thunder Spirits puts you behind the cockpit of a lone starfighter out to destroy all the enemy forces of the Orn empire by clearing 8 enemy-infested stages set in various outer space locations.

The game gives you a health-bar and the ability to swap collected weapons on the fly, which can be obtained by catching power-ups and activating them whenever you want.


Thunder Spirits SNES Enemies all over the screen
Thunder Spirits Arcade Getting a bit hot.
Thunder Spirits Arcade Destroy that plant.
Thunder Spirits Arcade Better weapon.

Alternate Titles

  • "Thunder Force AC" -- Arcade title
  • "サンダースピリッツ" -- Japanese spelling

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The Video Game Critic SNES Nov 24, 2001 A- 91
Power Play SNES Mar, 1992 65 out of 100 65
Video Games SNES Apr, 1992 59 out of 100 59


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