This article is about the Mega Drive game. For the Master System game, see Rambo III (Master System) .
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Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up (JP box), Action (
Sega of Japan master list)
Number of players: 1-2
(ランボーIII) is a 1989 overhead run-and-gun for the Rambo III Sega Mega Drive by Sega to tie into the film .
You play as John Rambo in various overhead shooting environments.
shoots; hold for rapidfire. You have three of special weapons; select with and fire with . You can use the knife as much as you want, but the crossbow and bombs can only be used if you have enough arrows/bombs; collecting squares with A on them collects arrows and collecting squares with B on them collects bomb. You can get hurt by your own bombs exploding — watch out! While you can move freely around, the screen will eventually lock you from backtracking. Getting hit three times will game over.
Main article: Rambo III (Mega Drive)/Magazine articles.
Print advert in
(UK) #37: "October 1990" (1990-xx-xx)
also published in:
Computer & Video Games (UK) #107: "October 1990" (1990-09-16) 
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