Thunder Force 3

Screen Shot 2016-02-04 at 21.45.40Published by
Technosoft Co., Ltd.
Developed by
Technosoft Co., Ltd.
Jun 08, 1990

Screen Shot 2016-02-04 at 21.49.54The Sega Megadrive was home to many high quality shooters, the console’s Blast Processing abilities made it the perfect
home for such fast paced arcade action.

One of the very best was Thunder Force 3 (released in 1990), this game has everything you could ask of a 2d scrolling shooter.

The graphics are superb, very detailed with fast moving sprites and very colourful backgrounds. The music and sound effect are also excellent but best of all is the level design. There are 5 stages in total and the game lets you choose in which order you play them (they include underwater, jungle and snow). Once you have completed all 5 stages the game open’s up a 6th and final stage.

Screen Shot 2016-02-04 at 21.45.05Any negatives? Well the difficulty level is spot on for me ( I found the earlier games in the series way too hard) but many find this game too easy. That aside this game is almost perfect and I would have no worries in recommending it to any Megadrive owners, even if they are not big fans of the genre.

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