R-Type III: The Third Lightning

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R-Type III: The Third Lightning
R-Type III-The Third Lightning.jpg
Developer(s) Irem
Publisher(s) Irem
Series R-Type
Platform(s) Virtual Console, SNES
Release date(s) SFC/SNES
JP December 10, 1993
NA August 2, 1994
EU 1994
Virtual Console
JP December 26, 2006
NA January 15, 2007
EU February 15, 2007
KO January 13, 2009
Genre(s) Shoot 'em up
Mode(s) Single-player
Input methods GameCube Controller, Classic Controller
Compatibility 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: R-Type III: The Third Lightning
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In R-Type III: The Third Lightning the evil Bydo Empire seeks to wipe out our species, and you're the only one who can stop the assault. As the last pilot on Earth, you must fly the untested R-90 against the evil Bydo. Along the way, you can earn force pods (Round Force, Shadow Force, and Cyclone Force) that equip your vessel with different sets of weapons. Blast your way through intense levels filled with enemy inhabitants, large bosses, and challenging obstacles.

Super NES Global Problems


Problems that may occur with any Super NES title on Dolphin are listed below.

Glitched Sound

Sound is glitched in the OpenAL backend. Use XAudio2 to prevent this. Fixed in 5.0-798.


This title does not have any additional game-specific problems.


This title does not need non-default settings to run properly.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with R-Type III: The Third Lightning since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21770 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

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