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    Thunder Force III

    Considered one of the best side-scrolling shooters of the 16-bit era, Thunder Force III was an intense, innovative and great-looking shooter for the Sega Genesis.

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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. Play Thunder Force III online!

    Thunder Force III game description

    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.

    Thunder Force III was a side-scrolling shooter released for the Sega Genesis in 1990. It is a direct sequel to the highly-regarded Thunder Force II and takes place 100 years after.

    The game tasks the player with piloting the Galaxy Federation’s heavily armed Styx fighter against the dastardly ORN empire in an effort to destroy the defense installation Cerberus. Cerberus was in turn controlled by the ORN empire’s leader, the bio-computer Cha Os.

    Battling through five stages in whatever order the player selects, the final multi-part level involves the infiltration and destruction of Cerberus from the inside, in order to end the war and return peace to the galaxy.

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