|Release Year||2018, October|
|Performance verified||Yes (on 9.0.1, Atmosphere 0.9.4)|
Description: Thunder Force IV (horrendously retitled as Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar in North America) originally launched in 1992 and followed hot on the tail of the almost-as-beloved third entry. The series is famed for its stern difficultly, rocking soundtracks and polished presentation, and out of all of the 2D entries, this fourth game is arguably the zenith. You being the game with a choice – you can select the starting order of the opening four levels before moving onto the tougher final stages. Your ship is equipped with an adjustable rate of speed and picking up special icons during play grants access to a series of different weapons, which can be cycled through at will.