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Back to the Future Part III
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System
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Developer:
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Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? T-69046
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.99No results[1]More...[2] T-69046-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F T-69046-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? T-69046-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas T-69046-50
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? 043040



Sega Master System
UK
£32.99More...[4] 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
$? ?



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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

Levels

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The Buckboard Chase
Back to the Future Part III starts with a notoriously hard level, in which players, controlling Doc Brown riding a horse, need to catch up with love interest Clara Clayton before she falls into a ravine.
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fires a gun in the direction of the D-Pad (unless pointing downwards, where Doc can pick up fallen objects for extra points), while
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makes the horse jump. While the game offers no limit on how many times the level can be attempted, if Doc is hit and subsequently falls off the horse three times, he will begin again from the start.

The speed of play, combined with artistic choices and the constant barrage of threats makes this stage far more challenging than later levels. Obstacles (which are not always easy to distinguish from the background) quickly emerge from the right (save for bandits which chase Doc from the left and fire at him) and require quick reflexes to avoid (to the point where it becomes more of a memory test). Much of the game's negative press comes from this level alone.

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The Shooting Gallery
This segment is missing from the Master System version of the game.
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Pie Throwing
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The Train

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 Mega Drive, 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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also published in:
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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:5px; padding-right:2px;">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)More...[6]
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also published in:
  • Hobby Consolas (ES) #14: "Noviembre 1992" (1992-xx-xx)More...[7]
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also published in:
  • Hobby Consolas (ES) #18: "Marzo 1993" (1993-xx-xx)More...[8]

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
77 No results[9]
81 More...[10]
56 More...[11]
25 №5, p90
62 №9, p80
77 No results[12]
35 More...[13]
28 №18, p64
54 More...[14]
79 More...[15]
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57
Based on
10 reviews

Mega Drive, US
BttF3 MD US Box.jpg
Cover
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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 More...[16]
67 No results[17]
79 More...[18]
49 More...[19]
63 More...[20]
68 No results[21]
70 №53, p87
28 More...[22]
35 More...[23]
73 More...[24]
33 More...[25]
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56
Based on
11 reviews

Master System, EU
BttF3 SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
BttF3 SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, PT
BttF3 SMS PT 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)
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 2D48C1D3
MD5 3D24A52E98E6C85D7C059386451CE749
SHA-1 7D67DD38FEA5DBA4224A119CC4840F6FB8E023B9
256kB Cartridge (EU)

References


Back to the Future Part III
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