Back to the Future Part III (GEN)

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Back to the Future Part III
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Platform: Genesis
Year: 1991
Developer: Probe Entertainment, Ltd.
Buy: Amazon

Back to the Future Part III is a game based on its popular movie counterpart. The game made it to almost every computer, but only ported to the Sega Master System and Genesis.

The game is broken up into four levels. It is a short game, but is also one of the most difficult games. The first level has you playing as Doc Brown riding on a horse trying to save Clara from going into the ravine. This level is virtually impassible because the game throws everything at you way too fast to react to. In the second stage you are at a shooting gallery and must get a high enough score to beat the stage. In the third stage you are throwing pies at outlaws. In the fourth and final stage, you must stop the train.

Screenshots

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The game's title screen.

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The first stage.

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The second stage.

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The third stage.

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The fourth stage.

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The ending screen.

Music

The game's soundtrack contains Barry Leitch's musical scores from the computer versions, but was brought over to the Genesis by programmer John Phillips. It sounds like John converted Barry's MOD files but he could have programmed the music himself. The game uses John's own custom sound driver, written in 68000.

The computer versions also had sub-songs for each level but they don't seem to be used in this version.

The title screen is a (terrible) remix of the Back to the Future theme composed by Alan Silvestri. The first stage is a mashup of the Back to the Future theme and Stan Jones's Ghost Riders in the Sky.

Recording

# Title ComposerArrangerProgrammer Length Listen Download
01 Title Screen Alan Silvestri, Barry LeitchJohn PhillipsJohn Phillips 0:44
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02 Stage 1 Stan Jones, Barry LeitchJohn PhillipsJohn Phillips 2:36
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03 Stage 2 Barry LeitchJohn PhillipsJohn Phillips 2:59
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04 Stage 3 & 4 Barry LeitchJohn PhillipsJohn Phillips 2:59
Download

Credits

(Source)

While John is not credited for programming the sound driver in the actual game, the following text can be found in the game's ROM:

FM Voice Bank by JMP 1991  v 0.1

Game Rip

Formats

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Size

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Download 59 KB

The music was logged in Fusion 3.64.

Releases

  USA.svg   USA
Back to the Future Part III - GEN.jpg
Title: Back to the Future Part III
Platform: Genesis
Released: 1991-??-??
Publisher: Arena
  EU.svg   EU
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Title: Back to the Future Part III
Platform: Genesis
Released: 1991-??-??
Publisher: Imageworks
  South America.svg   South America
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Title: Back to the Future Part III
Platform: Genesis
Released: 1991-??-??
Publisher: TecToy

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