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Description

Back to the Future III is a collection of four arcade games. Marty McFly and Doc Brown have traveled back through time to the year 1885 - and they're soon deep in trouble when they face "Mad Dog" Tannen's gang and have to find a way to return to the present. This game takes four scenes from the Hollywood movie Back to the Future III and turns them into arcade sequences:
  • Buckboard Chase: Doc Brown goes horseback in an attempt to save Hill Valley's lovely school teacher Clara. This game of quick ducking, jumping and shooting alternates between a side-scrolling and a top-down perspective.

  • Shooting Gallery: The name says it all. A classic game of aim-and-shoot, spiced up by hidden extras and bonus targets.

  • Pie Throwing: Meet the Mad Dog gang. They have guns, and you have... cream pies. It's an isometric version of the shooting gallery, only with ammo. And the targets shoot back.

  • The Train: Basically a side-scrolling beat-em-up on train wagons with some ducking and jumping. Get rid of the mechanics and collect speed logs to push the engine to a magic 88 mph.

Screenshots

Back to the Future Part III Atari ST Title screen
Back to the Future Part III Amiga Let's go Marty! Where Doc? Back to the Future!!
Back to the Future Part III DOS Level 3: Pie Throwing
Back to the Future Part III Amiga Clara Clayton, R.I.P.

Promo Images

Back to the Future Part III Concept Art DeLorean ending screen.
Back to the Future Part III Concept Art DeLorean ending screen.
Back to the Future Part III Magazine Advertisement
Back to the Future Part III Concept Art DeLorean ending screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "Paluu Tulevaisuuteen 3" -- Finnish title

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Critic Reviews

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Apr, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Pelit vuosikirja Amiga Sep, 1991 79 out of 100 79
Joystick (French) Amiga Apr, 1991 79 out of 100 79
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1991 78 out of 100 78
GamesCollection SEGA Master System Apr 01, 2008 4 out of 10 40
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1991 3.6 out of 12 30
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 2.8 out of 12 23
Power Play Genesis Jan, 1993 21 out of 100 21
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Genesis Dec 10, 2003 2 out of 10 20

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Trivia

Genesis version

The Genesis/Mega Drive version of the game has a very dark and muddy color palette. This wasn't done by design, though; there's actually a bug in the palette handling code which causes one-third of all color data to be lost. This means that everything is much darker than it should be, and that there's detail in the graphics that doesn't show up at all! An illustration of the bug showing how the game should look can be found here.

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