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Average Player Score Based on 56 ratings
8.5
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Score Breakdown Based on 56 ratings
  1. 10 (12)
  2. 9 (28)
  3. 8 (9)
  4. 7 (3)
  5. 6 (2)
  6. 5 (2)
  7. 4 (0)
  8. 3 (0)
  9. 2 (0)
  10. 1 (0)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:8.6

    One of the best side scrolling shooters on the Genesis.

    I have always been a fan of side scrolling shooters ever since I played Life Force on the NES. When I got my Genesis that was one of the first genres that I wanted to find games for. The Thunder Force series was the fi... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar

  • Review Score:10

    Lighting Force has thunder

    Thunder Force is one of my faovrate shooter game franshises, and this game is my favorate one in the series (at least for now haven't played the further ones just yet). Because like all good sequels in a good franshise ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.9

    graphics 9.5 sound 10 gameplay 8 longitivity 8

    this game set new standards for console shoot em ups I used to rent this game religiously every weekend for the soundtrack alone!!!! The music is totaly jawdropping . White hot thrash metal with spacey synths cut... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.4

    Thunder Force 4 (Lightening Force) is another incredible shooter in the series, great way to follow part 3

    Thunder Force 4, which was re-named “Lightening Force” for American release, is to put it bluntly, more of the same that was offered up in Thunder Force 3, and there is nothing wrong with that. The old saying “If it isn’... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5

    Get ready to die, a lot.

    I randomly came across this game and I can't say I hate or love it. Whatever version I had let me choose either infinite lives or not. If they need to ask you that has to be a sign of something. The graphics are real... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.6

    One of the best side scrolling shooters on the Genesis.

    I have always been a fan of side scrolling shooters ever since I played Life Force on the NES. When I got my Genesis that was one of the first genres that I wanted to find games for. The Thunder Force series was the fi... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful