Thunder Force VI

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Thunder Force VI
System(s): PlayStation 2
Publisher: Sega
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up

Number of players: 1-2
Official in-game languages:
  • 日本語
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sony PlayStation 2
    ¥5,800 (6,090)5,800 (6,090)[1] SLPM-55096
    CERO: A

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    Thunder Force VI (サンダーフォース6) is the sixth game in Technosoft's Thunder Force series of shoot-'em-ups, released in 2008 for the PlayStation 2. As Technosoft had already left the video game industry by then, they contracted Sega to develop the game. Development was put into the hands of Tetsu Okano, who assembled a team of heavyweights in the genre to develop the game, which he intends as the "first step"[2] of a plan to revive the 2D shoot-'em-up genre called Project STG.

    The game has currently only been released in Japan; though Okano did consider online distribution or an Xbox 360 port if the game was successful in Japan, neither of these have materialized, and it is unknown whether either an overseas release of this game or creation of the rest of Project STG may materialize. At least in Japan, this game is often a bad evaluation.


    The infamous ORN Emperor's design.


    Thunder Force VI is the last Japanese PlayStation 2 game to be published by Sega.


    The game was panned by critics for its blurry visuals, short length, bland soundtrack and the recycled stages and mechanics from the previous games.

    Fans also criticized the design of ORN Emperor for its eroguro taste, which is inappropriate for the game's A rating by CERO.

    Production credits


    © SEGA   © K.Matsuoka
    • Licensed by: Twenty-one Technosoft div.
    In-game credits (JP)
    ThunderForceVI PS2 JP SSCredits.pdf

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Thunder Force VI/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    Physical scans

    PlayStation 2, JP
    ThunderForce6 PS2 JP Box.jpg
    TF6 PS2 JP Disc.jpg
    TF6 PS2 JP Manual.pdf

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sony PlayStation 2
    CRC32 fee1e6e9
    MD5 8d33cc516ab8a364444a1af86afbbc9f
    SHA-1 e86e9d958a7954e18fd01350b21cbcb752708c2f
    1,902,477,312 DVD-ROM (JP) SLPM-55096 (V1.00)

    External links


    Thunder Force games for Sega systems / developed by Sega
    Sega Mega Drive
    Thunder Force II (1989) | Thunder Force III (1990) | Thunder Force IV / Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar (1992)
    Thunder Force AC (1990)
    Sega Saturn
    Thunder Force: Gold Pack 1 (1996) | Thunder Force: Gold Pack 2 (1996) | Thunder Force V (1997)
    Sony PlayStation 2
    Thunder Force VI (2008)
    Nintendo Switch
    Sega Ages Thunder Force IV (2018) | Sega Ages Thunder Force AC (2020)
    Thunder Force related media
    Best of Thunder Force (1997) | Thunder Force VI Soundtrack Demo (2008) | Thunder Force IV (2019) | Technosoft Music Collection: Thunder Force III & AC (2020) | Technosoft Music Collection: Thunder Force IV (2021) | Technosoft Music Collection: Thunder Force I & II (2022)