2D Shooters Invade
User avatar
ott0bot
Next-Gen
 
Posts: 2039
Joined: Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:59 pm
Location: Phoenix

Lightening Force!!!!

by ott0bot Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:08 am

I just picked this game up for 2 bucks, and being a fan of the Thunder Force series, I got addicted. I got to the final boss but ended up running out of continues. But I will beat it soon!!!! I think this is probably my favorite horizontal shmup for the Gennny. Really challengeing gameplay, great looking backrounds and enemies, good weapon system, and enough lives and continues so it's not super frustating.

What do you think? Whats your favorite horizonal shmup on the Genesis or Mega Drive?
User avatar
marurun
Moderator
 
Posts: 9763
Joined: Sat May 06, 2006 8:51 am
Location: Cleveland, OH

by marurun Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:10 pm

I think Lightening Force (aka Thunderforce IV) is certainly one of the best. Bio Hazard Battle is also quite nice, as is Wings of Wor. Those are probably my 3 favorites.
B/S/T thread
My Classic Games Collection
My Steam Profile
The PC Engine Software Bible Forum, with Shoutbox chat - the new Internet home for PC Engine fandom.
User avatar
Funk, E
128-bit
 
Posts: 676
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:34 pm

by Funk, E Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:49 pm

It took me SO LONG to beat Bio-Hazard Battle. I kept dying on the fish boss.
User avatar
SnowKitty
Next-Gen
 
Posts: 1196
Joined: Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:29 pm
Location: PA

Re: Lightening Force!!!!

by SnowKitty Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:08 pm

ott0bot wrote:I just picked this game up for 2 bucks, and being a fan of the Thunder Force series, I got addicted. I got to the final boss but ended up running out of continues. But I will beat it soon!!!! I think this is probably my favorite horizontal shmup for the Gennny. Really challengeing gameplay, great looking backrounds and enemies, good weapon system, and enough lives and continues so it's not super frustating.

What do you think? Whats your favorite horizonal shmup on the Genesis or Mega Drive?

at the title screen hold A+B+C and press start. itll take you to an options menu, in there set number of lives to 0 and it will give you 99 lives per continue :P
need console mods or repairs? check my thread here:
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=37236
User avatar
RadarScope1
Next-Gen
 
Posts: 1718
Joined: Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:01 pm
Location: Missouri

Re: Lightening Force!!!!

by RadarScope1 Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:20 pm

SnowKitty wrote:
ott0bot wrote:I just picked this game up for 2 bucks, and being a fan of the Thunder Force series, I got addicted. I got to the final boss but ended up running out of continues. But I will beat it soon!!!! I think this is probably my favorite horizontal shmup for the Gennny. Really challengeing gameplay, great looking backrounds and enemies, good weapon system, and enough lives and continues so it's not super frustating.

What do you think? Whats your favorite horizonal shmup on the Genesis or Mega Drive?

at the title screen hold A+B+C and press start. itll take you to an options menu, in there set number of lives to 0 and it will give you 99 lives per continue :P


Damn. Thanks for that tip. I'm gonna drop this back in my Genesis soon now!
User avatar
SnowKitty
Next-Gen
 
Posts: 1196
Joined: Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:29 pm
Location: PA

Re: Lightening Force!!!!

by SnowKitty Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:36 pm

RadarScope1 wrote:
SnowKitty wrote:
ott0bot wrote:I just picked this game up for 2 bucks, and being a fan of the Thunder Force series, I got addicted. I got to the final boss but ended up running out of continues. But I will beat it soon!!!! I think this is probably my favorite horizontal shmup for the Gennny. Really challengeing gameplay, great looking backrounds and enemies, good weapon system, and enough lives and continues so it's not super frustating.

What do you think? Whats your favorite horizonal shmup on the Genesis or Mega Drive?

at the title screen hold A+B+C and press start. itll take you to an options menu, in there set number of lives to 0 and it will give you 99 lives per continue :P


Damn. Thanks for that tip. I'm gonna drop this back in my Genesis soon now!

no problem. i had to use that trick to beat the game. the final boss is fuckin EPIC he takes up almost the whole screen
need console mods or repairs? check my thread here:
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=37236
User avatar
ott0bot
Next-Gen
 
Posts: 2039
Joined: Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:59 pm
Location: Phoenix

Re: Lightening Force!!!!

by ott0bot Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:48 pm

SnowKitty wrote:
ott0bot wrote:I just picked this game up for 2 bucks, and being a fan of the Thunder Force series, I got addicted. I got to the final boss but ended up running out of continues. But I will beat it soon!!!! I think this is probably my favorite horizontal shmup for the Gennny. Really challengeing gameplay, great looking backrounds and enemies, good weapon system, and enough lives and continues so it's not super frustating.

What do you think? Whats your favorite horizonal shmup on the Genesis or Mega Drive?

at the title screen hold A+B+C and press start. itll take you to an options menu, in there set number of lives to 0 and it will give you 99 lives per continue :P


thanks! That'll be helpful to check of boss and level patterns. I want to beat in without cheats, too. I gotta keep up on my chops.

marurun wrote:I think Lightening Force (aka Thunderforce IV) is certainly one of the best. Bio Hazard Battle is also quite nice, as is Wings of Wor. Those are probably my 3 favorites.


Thanks for the suggestions I've never played either of them. I didn't realize Wings of Wor is the US version of Gynoug at first, but I kinda recognized the box art when i looked it up. Sweet I'll have to get that one. And I've always wanted to pick up bio-hazard batlle too.....
dire51
 

by dire51 Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:49 am

I love Thunder Force IV (I refuse to call it Lightening Force)... how Tecnosoft managed to squeeze that much goodness into one game astounds me.

I'm also a fan of TF3 and Gaiares.
Return to Shmups

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest