Game Beaten: Back to the Future Part III (Sega Genesis)

Sat 02 May 2020, 14:16

Before you read this, I assume you've watched the AVGN episode on it: Back to the Future ReRevisited.

And then I will also recommend you to watch the James & Mike Monday ft. Bootsy episode on it.

That's what I knew going into this.

I've tried playing this game before but I just gave up very quickly on the first stage. It's just ridiculous. But then yesterday, I don't know why, for some reason I started randomly grinding this first stage and started memorizing the patterns and figuring out how stuff works. Then I gave up again and went to bed.

Then the next day, today, I started playing it again and actually managed to beat it. I beat the first stage! That alone would've been enough, but I figured I should keep going, because from what I saw of that episode of J&MM, the first stage seemed like the hardest one, so I figured if I could beat that I could probably beat the rest of them.

And yeah, that's basically true. I think the first stage is the hardest one.

The second stage the is the most fun one.

The third stage is very bad.

The fourth and final stage is very frustrating.

So here's my short walkthrough of how to beat the game. It's not really a hardcore walkthrough, just some tips and stuff:

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

After that, you have beaten the game and so have I.

What else can I say about the game?

It's honestly not a terrible game, it's just frustratingly difficult. But if it wasn't, you'd beat it in like 5 minutes because it's just 4 stages. I actually find it kinda fun though because it is so fast paced. It's fun to beat it once, then try to do it again and again, feeling how you get better every time.

Update May 3rd 2020: Added more info as I played throug the game a bunch more