The Lord of the Rings 3: Return of the King
TLotR title
Title screen.
Hack of Chinese Fighter III
Developer Glorysun
Console Sega Mega Drive
Engine Mega Drive Fighting Engine

The Lord of the Rings 3: Return of the King is an extensive graphical hack of Chinese Fighter III (Tenchi O Kurau III)  an unlicensed fighting game for the Sega Mega Drive. It is not based on the movie of the same name, although a text sequence that follows the plot acts as the intro. It was released by Glorysun at an unknown date. It adds only new graphical elements, all of the sounds and music are the same as the original game.

This game (and Chinese Fighter III) were the last games made using the Mega Drive fighting engine, so of all the unlicensed fighters on the Mega Drive this is the most refined. It even features a throw mechanic, something no other unlicensed fighter used.

Playable characters Edit

  • Half-Orc
  • Eowyn
  • Frodo
  • Legolas
  • Aragorn
  • Uruk-Hai

Trivia Edit

  • This is the 3rd Lord of the Rings game by Glorysun. The other two are simple title screen hacks of existing games. The first was a title screen hack of Stormlord, the other was a title screen hack of Rings of Power
  • The flaming background found on the character select screen (also used in Chinese Fighter III) originally appeared in the unlicensed game Pokemon Stadium for Mega Drive. 
  • Several projectile sprites are taken from Fatal Fury Special.
  • Game Sack actually covered this game in their unlicensed Games video.
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