R-Type III - The Third Lightning ROM

r type iii the third lightning rom
When focusing on the main objectives, R-Type III - The Third Lightning is about 1½ Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 2½ Hours to obtain 100% completion.

Blast through six side-scrolling levels on your way to destroy the Bydo mothership.

You can get an extra life at 20000, 70000, 140000 points, and every 70000 points afterwards.

You need to download and install Visual Boy Advance and then load the rom.

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Additional Information

R-Type III: The Third Lightning is a 1993 side-scrolling shooter video game. R-Type III: The Third Lightning was the first game in the series to introduce new Forces. As well as the original Force (which was now named the Round Force, later named as the Standard Force in R-Type Delta), the player could choose from two other Forces: the Shadow Force and the Cyclone Force. These both had new, different weapon sets and special enhancements.

It also refined the weapons and charging system. It reverted to the original red-blue-yellow weapon system, and the Diffusion Wave Cannon from R-Type II was replaced with a more standard wave cannon. Charging this cannon to full beam strength results in a massive, powerful beam that passes through all enemies and obstacles. A new weapon called the Hyper Wave Cannon was also added to the ship, which the player could use instead of the normal wave cannon if desired.

By switching to Hyper mode and supercharging the wave cannon, the ship temporarily gains the ability to use the Hyper Wave Cannon, which is unique among wave cannons in having a rapid fire capability. The shots fired create damaging explosions, and if the player has collected one or two Bits, they spin around the ship burning with energy. However, this Hyper mode causes the ship to overheat after a short while, and it must subsequently spend seconds cooling down, during which time the wave cannon is inoperative. The fighter in R-Type III is identified in R-Type Final as the R-9Ø Ragnarök; it was originally referred to as the ‘R-90’.

In fact, the original R-90 has been split into three in Final: the R-9S Strike Bomber has the R-90’s basic Standard force unit and first wave cannon, identified as the Mega Wave Cannon. Final’s version of the R-90 has the Shadow Force and Hyper Wave Cannon, but is unable to choose its Force or switch between Wave Cannons. Finally, the R-9Ø2 Ragnarok II has the R-90’s final Force, the Cyclone Force, and the Giga Wave Cannon, which can be charged through 7 loops. It can be assumed that this is because the original R-90 would simply be too powerful for the game to be any kind of challenge.

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R-Type III - The Third Lightning

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Release Date

North America: March 26, 2004
Europe: November 19, 2004


Side-scrolling shooter


Raylight Studios


Game Boy Advance




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