R-Type III – The Third Lightning (U) [!]
R-Type III was originally released only on the Super Famicom/SNES, but later ported to the Game Boy Advance. It was the first game in the series to introduce new Forces. As well as the original Force (which was now named the Round Force, later named as the Standard Force in R-Type Delta), the player could choose from two other Forces: the Shadow Force and the Cyclone Force. These both had new, different weapon sets and special enhancements.
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.