Ace's Gaming Session - Thunder Force III for the Sega Genesis/Sega MegaDrive





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Uploaded on Dec 30, 2011

Another year is coming to a close, and if you're a regular on my channel, you'll know what this means: it's time for my annual Year-End Gaming Session I upload every December 31st(although it will indicate this video was posted on the 30th as YouTube's time works with the Pacific time zone which is 3 hours behind my time zone, the Eastern time zone).

This year, the game featured is the one game from this series which I could never get a hold of and took matters into my own hands by making a reproduction cartridge, and that game is Thunder Force III. This is a game which is considered to be too easy, but despite that, the game is fast, frantic and fun and has a killer soundtrack(TecnoSoft sure knew how to work the YM2612 and SN76489 in the Genesis). This one ditches the overhead stages of Thunder Force II (MD) and instead sticks to side-scrolling stages which makes the game lose a bit of variety, but it's still a VERY solid game.

With that said, here's my run from start to finish of Thunder Force III.

Played on my S-Video modded non-TMSS High Definition Graphics Genesis Model 1. I'll be using this one very often due to later models of the Genesis using a Yamaha YM3438 instead of a YM2612, some models being incapable of outputting S-Video and other models having horrible audio amps. If you remember from RetroN3 V1/V2 vs. Original Hardware, the best I can get from an unmodified Genesis is video full of vertical lines achieved by passing the Genesis' Composite video into the S-Video input. No such lines with true S-Video, though.

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