(SFC) R-Type III
Name : R-Type III : The Third Lightning
Publisher : Irem
Release : 10 December 1993
Genre : Shoot’em up, Horizontal
Case : good
Manual : good
Cartridge : very good
Other : cart plastic bag
2 years after the first entry in the series on Super Famicom, the official 3rd episode was released on Nintendo 16 bit system.
This time there are 2 new Forces (the orange pod which is the mark of the series) with different weapons and special enhancements; other new features were the long shot called Wave Cannon now chargeable two times and releasing a powerful beam that passes through all enemies and obstacles and the Hyper Wave Cannon which creates damaging explosions, but also overheat itself after a short while.
R-Type III has a better graphics and sound compared to Super R-Type, slowdowns are much less and thanks to the Mode 7 there are several scaling and rotating sprites effects.