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Back to the Future Part III
Publisher: Image Works, Arena (US)
Developer:
Licensor: Universal City Studios, Amblin Entertainment
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? T-69046
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.99[1] T-69046-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F T-69046-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? T-69046-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas T-69046-50
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? 043040



Sega Master System
UK
£32.99[2] MK 27020-50
Sega Master System
FR
?F MK 27020-50
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? MK 27020-50
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas MK 27020-50
Sega Master System
AU
$? ?



Back to the Future Part III, often simply known as Back to the Future III, is a video game released for the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Master System. It is based on the 1990 film with the same name.

Gameplay

The Master System version omits the first-person target practice segment.

History

Release

Game received poorly due to short length and brutal difficulty level, particularly that of its first stage.

Versions

Palette errors

An error in the Mega Drive version's palette storage results in the game appearing darker than it actually should be. On the Genesis, the bit order of palette colors is 0000BBB0GGG0RRR0, with RRR, GGG, and BBB being the red/green/blue components of the color and 0 being zero bits. This game, however, uses 00000BBB0GGG0RRR by mistake; the lowest bits of the components are ignored by the hardware, resulting in a color range (000, 001, 010, 011). Because smaller values are darker, the colors will thus appear darker.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

Source: In-game credits (title screen)


Master System version

  • Copyright UCS and Amblin 1991
  • All rights reserved
Source: In-game credits (intro demo)


Magazine articles

Main article: Back to the Future Part III/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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SegaVisions US 06.pdf

PDF
Mega Drive print advert in
Sega Visions (US) #6: "Fall 1991" (1991-xx-xx)
also published in:
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MegaForce ES 06.pdfMegaForce ES 06.pdf

PDF
Master System print advert in
Mega Force (ES) #6: "Octubre 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Hobby Consolas (ES) #13: "Octubre 1992" (1992-xx-xx)[4]
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MegaForce ES 07.pdfMegaForce ES 07.pdf

PDF
Master System print advert in
Mega Force (ES) #7: "Noviembre 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Hobby Consolas (ES) #14: "Noviembre 1992" (1992-xx-xx)[5]
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MegaForce ES 11.pdf

PDF
Master System print advert in
Mega Force (ES) #11: "Marzo 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Hobby Consolas (ES) #18: "Marzo 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[6]

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
77 №1, p23Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[7]
81 №40, p140[8]
56 №23, p156[9]
25 №5, p90
62 №9, p80
77 №17, p60-62[10]
35 №28, p24-25
28 №18, p64
54 №2/92, p13[11]
79 №10, p47[12]
Sega Mega Drive
57
Based on
10 reviews

Mega Drive, US
BttF3 MD US Box.jpg
Cover
BttF3 MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Back To The Future Part III MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
BttF3 MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
BttF3 MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
BttF3 MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, BR
BttF3 MD BR Box.jpg
Cover
BttF3 MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
50 №9, p102-103[13]
67 №1, p130Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[14]
79 №11, p46-47[15]
49 №12, p86[16]
63 №30, p176[17]
68 №19, p88-89[18]
70 №53, p87
28 №23, p124[19]
35 №28, p44
73 №7, p54-55[20]
33 №4, p72-73[21]
Sega Master System
56
Based on
11 reviews

Master System, EU
BttF3 SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
BttF3 SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, AU
BttF3 SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
Back To The Future Part III Master System AU Manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 66a388c3
MD5 165288c22589ef8c1a41e31215b52c34
SHA-1 a704a1538fb4392e4631e96dce11eeff99d9b04a
512kB 1991-07 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 2737f92e
MD5 412167642219d26ffc5994d07e31c561
SHA-1 c808ee7f6f61c096ab73b68dd181e25fdcfde243
512kB 1991-07 Cartridge (EU)

References