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Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar

Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar (GEN) game cover art
Platform: Genesis
Genre: Shooter (Horizontal)
Developer: Technosoft
AKA: Thunder Force IV (EU), Thunder Force IV (JP), Thunder Force IV (AU)
Publisher
Region
Released
NA
??/??/1992
EU
12/??/1992
JP
07/24/1992
AU
??/??/1992

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Staff Reviews

Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar review

Reviewed March 19, 2011

Marc Golding says: "There's a story here somewhere, but it doesn't matter much--this is a side-scrolling shooter after all. And the story is especially irrelevant when the developers, Technosoft, changed things up when they released Thunder Force V packaged with a revised history of the series. Suffice it to say that you will be expected to kill everything in your path in the name of victory. Martyrdom has no place in space. "
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Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar review

Reviewed September 24, 2004

Zigfried says: "From the awe-inspiring title screen, with gigantic scrolling lettering (THUNDER FORCE) and raging guitar, to the eerily grandiose organs of the penultimate stage, the music tracks — nay, the entire game — keep injecting excitement directly into your jugular."
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Reader Reviews

Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar review

Reviewed April 08, 2006

phediuk says: "The Genesis has a lot of shooters. Not just any type of shooter, mind you, but the variety that encompasses Gradius, R-Type, Darius, etc... You know, the subgenre of shooters that no one can quite settle on a name for. The term "space shooter" doesn't include games with non-space settings, like 1942 or Legendary Wings; "scrolling shooter" doesn't include 3D shooters like Star Fox or stationary shooters like Galaga; "shoot-'em-up" also brings to mind run 'n' guns like Contra and Gunstar Heroes; a..."
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