Rolling Thunder 3
From Sega Retro
|Rolling Thunder 3|
|System(s): Sega Mega Drive|
|Number of players: 1|
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Taking place at the same time as Rolling Thunder 2, players will take control of "Jay", an Interpol operative tasked with eliminating Dread, second in command of the Geldra terrorist organization who is believed to be somewhere in southern California.
Rolling Thunder, just like its predecessors, is a platforming action game. Only difference in terms of gameplay is that players can select a number of different special weapons to use during the levels. Otherwise even controls are same. Button A fires the special weapon (or attacks with knife if no special weapon is selected or run out of ammo). Button B fires Jay's revolver and button C is used for jumping. By pressing Up/down and button C will allow players to jump up or down to higher or lower platforms. Pushing up will allow players to fire diagonally.
Ellen, a scantily-clad Interpol operative who is also Jay's handler in the default campaign, can be played by entering password "GREED". She is identical to Jay in terms of gameplay and only difference is while playing as Ellen, cutscenes will not be played.
All of these special weapons can only be selected only once. Special weapons cannot be fired while jumping or aiming diagonally.
Full Auto: Rapid firing assault rifle. Can fire continously by pressing down button A. 60 rounds.
Bazooka: Powerful rocket launcher. Capable of causing massive damage. Slow fire rate. 10 rounds.
Grenade: Anti-Personnel hand grenade thrown in a slight arc. Can bounce from obstacles. 30 rounds.
Shotgun: Pump action shotgun. Fires 4 bullets in a spraying angle. 30 rounds.
Cannon: Incendiary grenade launcher fires napalm grenades in a slight arc. Causes a small fire when detonated. Can hit player. 20 rounds.
Flash: Flashbang. Stuns all regular enemies for a few seconds. No physical damage. 20 rounds.
Laser: Prototype optical energy weapon. Streams pass through enemies, hitting multiple targets. 20 rounds.
Fire: Flamethrower. Fires streams of fire rapidly. Short range and low capacity. 60 rounds.
Cracker: Powerful hand grenade that causes a large explosion. 20 rounds.
- Main article: Rolling Thunder 3/Magazine articles.
|Sega Retro Average|
| Based on|
- GamePro, "June 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 50
- Sega Visions, "June/July 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 97
- GamePro, "April 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 112
- GamePro, "July 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 135
- Electronic Gaming Monthly, "August 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 89
- GamePro, "October 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 107
- GamePro, "June 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 48/49 (50)
- Mega, "January 1994" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 61