Thunder Force IV
サンダー フォース IV

Techno Soft

Catalog# T-18063

Capacity 8M

Price 8,800円

Released 24/07/1992

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Taking place directly after Thunder Force III, the ORN Empire is thought to be defeated by the Galaxy Federation, but still suffers from increasingly frequent attacks from hostile forces. The forces are discovered to be the “Vios”, an army made up of allies and residual forces of ORN. The Galaxy Federation discovers the location of their headquarters on the planet Aceria and attacks, but since the power of Vios has grown greater than the previous ORN Empire, the Galaxy Federation forces are initially defeated. Once again, they develop a new small yet powerful fighter spacecraft, the FIRE LEO-04 Rynex to eliminate Vios. The player controls Rynex and travels through ten stages while battling Vios forces.



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  • What can be said that hasn’t been said already about this astounding game? Everything in it completely rules and by far my fave shooter on MD, possibly ever. A swansong and a half and nothing really touches it graphically on MD. Yeah sure, it slows down a little in places and makes the ole’ MD’s cogs grind a little but hey- I’ve witnessed far worse on much less on the console(sure it doesn’t slow down as much on hardest, might be imagining it) and put it on the games Higher skill levels and you get a few new enemy ships. Remember when you complete the game to go to the options and get the ‘OMAKE’ tracks as a bonus on the soundtest, yes- the music is THAT good! If you have an MD and don’t have this? hey, your loss…..