Having taken the reins for the Thunder Force series, the team felt a responsibility to surpass the quality of earlier series titles. Like its predecessors, it is a horizontally scrolling shooter, but it also features extensive vertical scrolling with large playing fields. Metal Squad / C6. Strike Out / B6. また、オリジナル版の音色の一部はキーのオンオフを短時間で大量に行なう特殊な構造になっていたため、開発当初はなかなかこれらの音色の再現ができずにいた[4]。そこで、セガ3D復刻プロジェクトの立ち上げ人の一人である齊藤彰良が生前に開発した3DS用のFM音源ソースのコアを調べたところ、コメントアウトになっていた部分が見つかり、コメントアウトを外したことによってこの音色をうまく再現できた[4]。さらに、オリジナル版のパッケージイラストが諸事情で使えなくなったため、起動時のイラストには金崎泰輔が描き下ろしたものが使われた[4]。, 本作は、発売からまもなくメガドライブ用ソフトの名作として知られるようになった[14][11][18][12][16]。, 批評家たちは本作のグラフィックがシリーズ史上最高だと称賛し[13][11][14][18][16][15]、縦方向への移動(英語版)[14][12][15] やラスタースクロール[13] を取り入れたことについても評価する声が上がった。 They chose to develop Thunder Force IV when given the opportunity to develop an original game. Battle against the Vios forces and fly as RYNEX in this side-scrolling shoot ‘em up. Danger!! Omake 8 / F4. Light of Silence / D5. Available in the following editions: 3 x 180g Blue, Black & Grey Swirl Combo (Limited Edition), A1. There are ten stages total. Ratt Carry. Sand Hell / B4. After beating the game, unlock "STYX" Mode and jump in the cockpit of the distinguished FIRE LEO-03 "STYX" from Thunder Force III. View production, box office, & company info. Stranger / B8. [1], Thunder Force IV was developed in Japan by Technosoft as the third Thunder Force game for the Sega Genesis (known as the Mega Drive outside North America). [29] Both USGamer and Hardcore Gaming 101 discussed the game's presentation in high regard. After beating the game, unlock "STYX" Mode and jump in the cockpit of the distinguished FIRE LEO-03 "STYX" from Thunder Force III. 銀河連邦の開発した高機動戦闘機「STYX」がオーン帝国皇帝「カウ・ス」を打倒してから2年後の、銀河暦892年。メインコンピュータである皇帝を失ったはずのオーン帝国であったが、その活動は依然として衰えていなかった。 その原因がカウ・スの腹心とも言えるサブシステム「ヴィオス」の存在にある、という情報を入手した銀河連邦は、ヴィオスの破壊を試みる。しかし、自己増殖を続けるヴィオスの力は、すでにカウ・スをしのぐまでに成長しており、オーン帝国の生み出す強力な新兵器群の前に、 … Thunder Force IV, known in North America as Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar, is a shoot 'em up video game developed and published by Technosoft for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive in 1992. For pre-orders, payments will be taken automatically starting from 7 days before the release date. To me, thunder force IV is an improvement from 3. This system must be updated to the latest system software and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. [3] They scroll horizontally automatically,[4] and the player can also explore up and down to scroll the screen vertically and reveal a larger playing field. 同じく、Retro Gamerのニック・スロープ(Nick Thrope)は、本作をテクノソフトの名作とし、シューティングゲームファンにとっては遊ぶべき作品であるとしている[21]。, USゲーマーとハードコアゲーミング101では、ゲームの見栄えについて議論が行われた[5][22] 。 This content may be purchased by users who have registered a Nintendo Account and accepted the respective legal terms. It was developed by the team at Technosoft that ported Devil's Crush to the Genesis rather than the team that developed the previous Thunder Force games. They believed the game pushed the technical capabilities of the Mega Drive. If the funds have not yet been merged, you will have the option to do so during the purchase process. (Video Game 1993). Starting from: Critics especially praised the game's graphics, including the vertical and parallax scrolling for illustrating the immense environments. This time, they have joined forces with Vios, an army made up of allies affiliated with the ORN Empire. Omake 1 / E2. Take the STYX’s full arsenal from the previous game in this mode, but will this older model be able to survive? "[2] The vertical scrolling also impressed other journalists. The sound team staff, lead by Naosuke Arai, were fans of heavy metal, so they worked on finding a method to create an electric guitar sound using the Genesis's FM synthesizer. Use the HTML below. / A6. They are named Vios. Battleship / B7. [14][15][16] The compilation also includes Thunder Force AC (an arcade port of Thunder Force III). [11][12] Sega of America renamed the North American version to Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar [sic]. Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. While most critics enjoyed the game, even calling it "addictive"[4] and "pure adrenaline",[22] some thought the game lacked originality and felt like an average shooter. [23] Mega added on to this, saying "beneath the graphical gymnastics of the surface, the game really is...decidedly average. Attack Sharply / A10.