- Release Date
- 15th Jan 2007, 800 points (USA)
- 16th Feb 2007, 800 points (UK/EU)
- 26th Dec 2006, 800 points (JPN)
- 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.