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SEGA AGES Thunder Force IV

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Game Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchSep 20, 2018

Publisher: Sega

The fourth installment in the Thunder Force series from legendary game developer Technosoft! Battle against the Vios forces and fly as RYNEX in this side-scrolling shoot ‘em up. After beating the game, unlock "STYX" Mode and jump in the cockpit of the distinguished FIRE LEO-03 "STYX" from Thunder Force III. Take the STYX’s full arsenal from the previous game in this mode, but will this older model be able to survive?
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Sega Ages - Sonic The Hedgehog & Thunder Force IV Official Launch Trailer

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Reviews

The visuals are detailed and eye-catching, while the vertical scrolling still looks impressive by modern standards. It's a shame that more new content couldn't have been added, but if you're looking for the ultimate way to relive this classic blaster, then this is your best option – even better than the original cartridge, thanks to the inclusion of that surprisingly addictive online ranking mode.

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Sometimes old school shmups don’t hold up as well as they did back in the day. Thankfully this isn’t the case with Lightening Force, which happens to be one of the most accessible and fun space shooters I’ve played. This one’s a keeper!

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Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar will push you to your absolute limits with its cruel difficulty and chaotic action but it’s a game that rewards just as much as it can punish. If you’re a fan of arcade shooters then it goes without saying this is an essential purchase but even newcomers after a challenge should definitely check it out. Another hit for SEGA AGES.

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