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R*Type III - The 3rd Lightning [Model SHVC-ER]

Nintendo Super Famicom cart. published 25 years ago by Nintendo

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R*Type III - The 3rd Lightning © 1994 Nintendo.

R*Type, originally released in the arcades in 1987, is a milestone in video game history and is most certainly known by any shooter fan out there. Here is the third, and (nearly) Super Famicom exclusive episode of the series. R*Type is a side-scrolling shooter featuring a powerful space-ship, the R-9. The evil Bydo empire is back and once again the ship and his pilot are humanity's last bastion of hope. The Force, a floating orb made out of alien technology that follows the ship everywhere and protects it, is probably the most popular feature of all. However, R*Type 3 was the first game in the series to introduce new Force variations. Three types are available: the original Round Force, the Shadow Force and the Cyclone Force. Each one of them obviously offer a different sets of weapons and they also behave differently when detached from the ship. Another great originality of any R*Type title is the charging-shot. Here again, if the player holds the fire button long enough, the ship will charge-up a powerful blast of energy strong enough to pass through anything. This weapon is at the core of the gameplay and some bosses can only be damaged by its blast. R*Type 3 is a huge game and each area is extremely long and varied.


Cartridge ID: SHVC-ER


R*Type III was released on December 10, 1993 in Japan for 9800 Yen.


1. R*Type (1987, Arcade)
2. R*Type II (1989, Arcade)
3. R*Type Leo (1992, Arcade)
4. R*Type III - The 3rd Lightning [Model SHVC-ER] (1994, Super Famicom)
5. R*Type Delta [Model SLPS-01688] (1999, PlayStation)
6. R*Type Final (2003, PS2)
7. R*Type Tactics (2007, PSP)


Nintendo Game Boy Advance [NA] (mar.2004, R*Type III - The 3rd Lightning [Model AGB-BR3P])
[EU] Nintendo GBA (nov.2004, R*Type III - The 3rd Lightning [Model AGB-BR3P])

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Game's description by Laurent Kermel; http://www.videogameden.com