Valis III

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Valis III
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Renovation Game (Japan), Renovation Products (US)
Developer:
Original system(s): PC Engine
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥8,400 (8,652)8,400e[3] T-49023
Sega Mega Drive
US
$69.9969.99[5] T-49086

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Valis III (ヴァリスIII) is a 1990 action game for the TurboGrafx-16 CD by Telenet Japan. It was ported to the Sega Mega Drive in 1991 and released in the US and Japan. It was the first Valis game released on a Sega system (the first two games would follow).

A European release was planned by Ubisoft[6] but it did not materialise.

Story

After the events of Valis II, the Dark world [sic] is being destroyed. The fortuneteller Leigh informs the Dark world's king, Glames, that they only have six months before it is destroyed. Hopeless, Glames decides to become king of both the Human world and Dreamland, but knows that Nizetti is controlling the power level of the Valis sword and that any attempt to invade either world would result in Yuko coming with a full-powered Valis to destroy him. Nevertheless, he takes the risk, knowing his sword Leethus, is just as powerful as Valis and when they are combined... !

Of course, Yuko doesn't know any of this this. But Cham, another warrior, does...

Gameplay

You can play as either Yuko or Cham, using A to switch (though some levels can only be played as either Yuko or Cham, and the first level can only be played as Yuko as you must rescue Cham first). B attacks; Up+B performs a magic attack. Down+A slides. C jumps. Up+C jumps higher.

Breaking open various jewels reveals items. Hearts recover health; blue crystals recover magic energy, and swords increase the power of the character's weapon.

Dialogue is interspersed throughout the game; hit Select to progress.

Production credits

  • Programmer: Masayasu Tamamoto, Yoshiki UAI Yamauchi
  • Graphic designer: Kiku, David Iwata, Yoshihisa Shimizu, Seiichirou Nagatomo, Sophy Kinoshita
  • Scenario writer: Ohta(Hachiohji)
  • Music: Takaharu Umezu, Michiko Naruke, Minoru Yuasa
  • Music director: Shinobu Ogawa
  • Special thanks to: Business suport Co.,Ltd.
  • Art work director: T. Neko Miura
  • Art work staff: Takao Yoshioka, Masahisa Ohno, Yuma Miura, Mitsuho Abe
  • Special thanks to: Kazuyuki Fukushima, Yuji Fukushima, Jiro Fukushima, Yoshinobu Abe, Takami Kinoshita, Tetsuji Matuzawa, Mie Nakahara
  • Original game licensed by: Shin-nihon Laser Soft Co.,Ltd.
  • Total producer: Takashi Fukusima
(c) Telenet Japan Co.,Ltd.


Magazine articles

Main article: Valis III/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1991-01: "January 1991" (1990-12-08)
also published in:
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1991-02: "February 1991" (1991-01-08)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1991-03: "March 1991" (1991-02-08)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1991-04: "April 1991" (1991-03-08)
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Print advert in Game Players (US) #0307: "Vol. 3 No. 7 July 1991" (1991-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Velikiy Drakon (RU) #60 (2002-09-05)

Physical scans

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Publication Score Source
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
65
[9]
Console XS (UK) NTSC-J
78
[10]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
78
[11]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
100
[5]
Games-X (UK)
90
[12]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
60
[13]
Joystick (FR) NTSC-J
80
[14]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) NTSC-J
62
[15]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) NTSC-U
48
[16]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
72
[17]
Power Play (DE)
53
[18]
Raze (UK) NTSC-J
85
[19]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC-J
100
[20]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC-U
75
[21]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
79
[22]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
88
[23]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
78
[24]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
60
[25]
Tilt (FR)
70
[26]
Sega Mega Drive
75
Based on
19 reviews

Valis III

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Valis III MD US Manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 59a2a368
MD5 a50202da29099f2c9d8b1c629653a718
SHA-1 bb051779d6c4c68a8a4571177990f7d190696b4a
1MB 1991-03 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 4d49a166
MD5 f22adcdb3907b108f4ae96cb65069ca7
SHA-1 640c3d4f341c8a9b19e5deafae33e7742f109e2d
1MB 1991-03 Cartridge (JP)

References

  1. File:Valis3 MD JP Box.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
  3. Beep! MegaDrive, "April 1991" (JP; 1991-03-08), page 15
  4. GamePro, "June 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 42
  5. 5.0 5.1 GamePro, "July 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 80
  6. Sega Force, "January 1992" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 10
  7. Mega Drive Fan, "January 1991" (JP; 1990-12-08), page 36
  8. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "October 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 73
  9. Beep! MegaDrive, "April 1991" (JP; 1991-03-08), page 30
  10. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 136
  11. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "April 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 22
  12. Games-X, "31st May 1991" (UK; 1991-05-24), page 36
  13. Hippon Super, "April 1991" (JP; 1991-03-04), page 41
  14. Joystick, "Mai 1991" (FR; 1991-0x-xx), page 157
  15. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 93
  16. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 95
  17. Mega Drive Fan, "June 1991" (JP; 1991-05-08), page 91
  18. Power Play, "7/91" (DE; 1991-06-12), page 126
  19. Raze, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-05-30), page 59
  20. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 54
  21. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 55
  22. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 62
  23. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 66
  24. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 68
  25. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  26. Tilt, "Juin 1991" (FR; 1991-0x-xx), page 76
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