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After Yuko has defeated the evil Rogles, peace descended upon Earth and the magical world of Vecanti. But a new threat has arisen: an enigmatic man named Glames from the Dark World, possessor of a sword named Leethus, is planning to conquer both Earth and Vecanti, convinced that there is no other way to save his world from imminent destruction. A young girl from the Dark World named Cham escapes from Glames, and asks Yuko to help her stop him with the aid of her Valis sword.

Like its predecessors in the series, Valis III is a side-scrolling platform action game. Unlike the previous installments, the player can control three characters in the game: Yuko, Cham (who uses a whip and fights similarly to Castlevania protagonists), and princess Valna from Vecanti, who is weaker physically, but can cast more powerful magic. Each of the characters can equip different weapons and has access to her own magic spells.


Valis III Genesis Intro
Valis III Genesis Finally, I'm outta here
Valis III Genesis Hogs and flies are the typical fauna species of the tower
Valis III Genesis Boat level

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Alternate Titles

  • "ヴァリスⅢ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Games-X May 24, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Génération 4 May, 1991 85 out of 100 85 Apr 10, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Apr, 1991 31 out of 40 78
IGN Apr 21, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
The Video Game Critic Feb 24, 2006 B 75
Sega Does Jul 27, 2020 B 75
Tilt Jun, 1991 14 out of 20 70
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Mar 12, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Power Play Jul, 1991 53 out of 100 53


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Satoshi Kunsai (2074) added Valis III (Genesis) on Jun 08, 2002
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