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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 Lots of identical enemies
Thunder Force III Genesis Bad flowers!
Thunder Force III Genesis Aaahh!
Thunder Force III Genesis Fighting a big snake

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Alternate Titles

  • "サンダーフォースⅢ" -- Japanese spelling

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One of the greatest side scrolling shooters ever. Majestic Lizard (673) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

Critic Reviews

SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Aug 02, 2008 10 out of 10 100
Hobby Consolas Nov, 1991 95 out of 100 95
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Aug, 1990 911 out of 1000 91
All Game Guide 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Sega-16.com Oct 29, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Retrogaming.it Apr 24, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Megablast 1992 87 out of 100 87
The Games Machine (UK) Aug, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Retro Archives Jul 24, 2017 17 out of 20 85
HonestGamers Mar 17, 2011 7 out of 10 70

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Cochonou (1095) added Thunder Force III (Genesis) on Dec 05, 2002