Thunder Spirits (SNES)

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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 SNES Getting help with 2 side guns
Thunder Spirits SNES Enemies all over the screen
Thunder Spirits SNES A power-up
Thunder Spirits SNES A boss

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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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The Video Game Critic Nov 24, 2001 A- 91
Power Play Mar, 1992 65 out of 100 65
Video Games Apr, 1992 59 out of 100 59
Retro Archives Jul 24, 2017 9 out of 20 45


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Zovni (10646) added Thunder Spirits (SNES) on Jun 08, 2007
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