???? III © 1990 Telenet Japan.
Valis III is a side scrolling platform game by Telenet and was released a year after Valis II. The player takes once again control of the blue haired Y?ko Asao, a young Japanese schoolgirl who can transform into a Fantasm soldier, thanks to the incredible powers of her magical sword Valis. Her duty is to protect the world from evil spirits hidden within other parallel dimensions. Their king, Lord Glames (aka Ramses), has just risen from the spirit kingdom and has killed two of the six world guardians. Y?ko must stop him before he gains full control over Dream Land and the rest of the world. The story begins on Earth - a mysterious young Elfeen tries to steal Y?ko's precious Valis sword in a vain hope to prevent, she says, the coming apocalypse. She is however followed by horrid demons and gets promptly captured as she reaches Yuko's house. The Fantasm soldier, still in her pajamas, rushes to the rescue and grabs the almighty Valis Sword. The sword is her main weapon, she can slash enemies with it or fire blasts of pure energy to hit foes beyond Valis's short range. She can also pick up power-ups and magic powers scattered throughout the game such as fire knives, freeze and bombs. More characters soon join the fray, the Elfeen Cham (aka Char) equipped with a Whip, and Valna (aka Vernal, Y?ko's twin sister) armed with a magic scepter. The player can switch characters at anytime throughout the game (except during boss encounters) and health/magic levels are shared between them. Valis III is vast and our heroine will face countless challenges in this seemingly endless adventure.