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7.6
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Score Breakdown Based on 274 ratings
  1. 10 (45)
  2. 9 (63)
  3. 8 (88)
  4. 7 (34)
  5. 6 (14)
  6. 5 (5)
  7. 4 (9)
  8. 3 (3)
  9. 2 (6)
  10. 1 (7)

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  • Rating:9.5

    WOW! is this HARD!, yet in a additively fun way!

    Just wanna say this is my very first R-type game to play, so don't take some info personally. The game is pretty enjoyable for a shoot em up as well as the stages but DAMN do they start getting harder & harder. You'll... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    A pure challenge to prove your worth of a REAL shooter.

    Graphics: Mostly what you'd expect from any other SNES shooter, clean and smooth graphics with some 3D effects put in. The graphics in this are really quite a treat to the eye, there are so many awesome effects, backgrou... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5

    The frustration caused by its difficulty, as well as its brevity, mean R-Type III will appeal only to a small niche.

    R-Type III is a fun, in-your-face shooter with a unique and interesting weapon system and loads of creatively designed baddies to blow up. That is, until about halfway through the second level. At that point all of the a... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.2

    Faithful reproduction of the original.

    I first experienced R-Type III on the Super Nintendo "back in the day." At the time, my experience with the space shooter genre consisted of the Gradius series of games. R-Type was an impressive, fun, and chall... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:2.3

    R-Type III: The Third Lightning is one of the worst games ever created.

    Please, do not play this game. Here's why: The entire game consists of six levels. SIX LEVELS. You get to choose from three different power-ups at the beginning. It does not make any difference. Okay, then you ... Read Full Review

    1 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.4

    R-type 3 is an absolutely incredible side scrolling shooter. It is a game that, for me, redefines the way I view the genre. It's innovation in gameplay and in graphics makes this game stand out above the rest. R-type 3, ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful