2017/1/20: Genesis: Thunder Force III, Atomic Runner

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Re: 2017/1/20: Genesis: Thunder Force III, Atomic Runner

Postby VideoGameCritic » January 30th, 2017, 11:25 pm

I just took another look at Thunder Spirits (SNES) and it's actually much different from (and inferior to) the Genesis version. Might need to update the review.

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Re: 2017/1/20: Genesis: Thunder Force III, Atomic Runner

Postby Cafeman » January 31st, 2017, 12:30 am

Agreed, although it has been too many years to remember all the reasons why. Thunder Spirits is a SNES version, but TF3 is far far better. I remember finding Thunder Spirits and thinking how sucky it was compared to TF3.

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Re: 2017/1/20: Genesis: Thunder Force III, Atomic Runner

Postby Gentlegamer » January 31st, 2017, 12:30 pm

Thunder Spirits plays fine... until you enable rapid-fire in the options menu, then it becomes the embodiment of every SNES-too-slow meme.
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Re: 2017/1/20: Genesis: Thunder Force III, Atomic Runner

Postby Rod » February 22nd, 2017, 10:29 am

Retro STrife wrote:I'm only a casual shooter fan at best, but your high praise for Thunder Force III made me add it to my to-buy list. Loose copies go for about $30 though, so I'll wait for a deal (like $20) since I don't play shooters much. Thanks for the review.


I found it even interesting that the Videogamecritic gave Thunder Force III a higher rating than Thunder Force IV; I find the latter better than the former in every aspect - playability, controls, music (this department alone is absolutely stunning, with the best distorted guitars you'll ever find on the Genesis) and graphics. I find TF IV one of the best shooters ever, for whatever system.

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Re: 2017/1/20: Genesis: Thunder Force III, Atomic Runner

Postby Rev » February 23rd, 2017, 11:39 am

I would actually have to agree with the critic that I think tf3 is better than its sequel. The gameplay and stages just seem tighter. I do like the sequel just not as much.


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