R-Type III: The Third Lightning

R-Type III: The Third Lightning

2007

System
Super Nintendo
Publisher
Irem
Developer
Irem

N/A

Game Rating

User Ratings: 0

Our Review: 8/10

Overview

Number of Players
Single Player
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

Screenshots (6)

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

Reviews

  • 3

    SNES

    Review R-Type III: The Third Lightning

    The Bydo Empire is back! More powerful and deadlier than ever, the Bydo are en-route to Earth.

    R-Type III is an interesting title in many ways. Firstly, it was a console exclusive, which generated quite a stir when it was first published. Secondly it takes advantage of the Super NES 'Mode 7' graphics to bring rotating backgrounds into play. Thirdly, it's one of the few decent 2D side-scrolling..

About The 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.