Regular readers of Retro Gamer will be fully aware of my love for shoot-’em-ups and may even know about my passion for Thunder Force III (easily the best part of the series). So imagine my delight when I saw the first screenshots on the official website and saw many of III’s bosses beautifully recreated for the new game.
It’s highly unlikely that this superb looking shooter is ever going to get a release in the UK, so your best bet is to do what I’ve just done and invest in a chipped PS2. That way you can enjoy loads of classic shooters and compilations, including the excellent Sega Ages range, several Capcom and Taito compilations and still by cheap budget releases like Gradius V and R-Type Final that do get released here.
Anyway, back to the awesome looking Thunder Force IV. Take it away Sega.
Here’s one of the bosses from Thunder Force III. I’m getting excited just looking at it…
And here’s one from Thunder Force V. Imagine if the entire game is just a remake of the first five. How cool would that be?
Another Thunder Force III boss, although the jungle level he was once in now seems to have disappeared.
Thunder Force IV was originally due to appear on the Dreamcast but was canned. This is proof that there is justice in the world.