R-Type III: The Third Lightning Screenshot
R-Type III: The Third Lightning Screenshot
R-Type III: The Third Lightning Screenshot
R-Type III: The Third Lightning Screenshot
R-Type III: The Third Lightning Screenshot
R-Type III: The Third Lightning Screenshot

Overview

Players
1
Genre
Shooter
Release Date

Wii Shop

  • 15th Jan 2007, 800 points (USA)
  • 16th Feb 2007, 800 points (UK/EU)
  • 26th Dec 2006, 800 points (JPN)
Series
R-Type
Controller Support
Classic, Gamecube

About This Game

The Bydo Empire is back! More powerful and deadlier than ever, the Bydo are en-route to Earth, and only you and your lone R-90 fighter stand in their way. Unlike its arcade predecessors, R-Type III: The Third Lightning was made especially for Super Nintendo, making full use of the ‘Mode 7’ graphics system to generate backgrounds that twist, tilt and spin.

R-Type III also introduced new Force pods - Round Force, Shadow Force and Cyclone Force – that can be attached to the front or rear of your ship to provide massive firepower, especially when upgraded with the plentiful power-ups. Plus, the charged-up Wave weapon is now joined by the awesome Hyper Wave Cannon. Use it sparingly, though, or your ship will overheat.

If you loved the original R-Type on Turbografx, R-Type III The Third Lightning is a blast from the past that belongs in your collection.