Thunder Spirits (Arcade)

Thunder Spirits Arcade Title Screen.


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Thunder Spirits is a modified version of Thunder Force III made specifically for the arcades with reworked graphics - although still very close to what the Genesis was able to offer. 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. Most of the game levels are taken directly from the Genesis version with a few minor changes, though levels 4 and 5 are totally different - both in graphics and level design.

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 Arcade Destroyed the boss.
Thunder Spirits Arcade Blast the aliens.
Thunder Spirits Arcade Destroy that plant.
Thunder Spirits Arcade Firing fireballs at you.

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Alternate Titles

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

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chirinea (44330) added Thunder Spirits (Arcade) on Feb 17, 2014
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