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The game has been ported through ''Capcom Classics Collection (Remixed/Vol 2)'' on PSP, PS2, and Xbox.
The game has been ported through ''Capcom Classics Collection (Remixed/Vol 2)'' on PSP, PS2, and Xbox.

Revision as of 15:32, 13 May 2024

Varth logo.png

Varth: Operation Thunderstorm
Varth title screen.png

Title screen

Developer: Capcom
Director: Yoshiki Okamoto
Noritaka Funamizu
Akira Nishitani
Music: Masaki Izutani
Yoko Shimomura
Toshio Kajino
Program: Atsushi Ohuchi
Akiyoshi Eshiro
Komorichie Darkside
Art: Eiji Kuratani
Sayuri Shintani
Release date: Arcade: June 12, 1992
Previous game: Chariot
Next game: Ultimate Ecology

Varth: Operation Thunderstorm (JP: "バース オペレーション サンダー ストーム") is a vertical scrolling shoot em' up developed by Capcom in 1992.

The game has been ported through Capcom Classics Collection (Remixed/Vol 2) on PSP, PS2, and Xbox.

For replay videos, visit the Video Index.

Gameplay Overview

Varth is a 2-button game with 30 stages.


  • A button (Press/Hold): Fires the player's main shot/pods.
  • B button (Press): Activates the player's bomb.


Bomb stock has a gauge that fills up over time, type of bomb varies between shot types. Homing, Missile, and Napalm are fired by the player's pods.

Icon Description
Varth pow.png
Adds 1 power level, maxes out at level 8 for shots and level 4 for sub-weapons.
Varth machinegun.png
Machine Gun
Good balance of range and power; bomb is 5 homing bullets.
Varth wide.png
Wide Shot
Spread shot, bomb is a large frontal fireball.
Varth laser.png
Pierces small enemies; bomb is a screen clearing strike of lightning.
Varth homing.png
Fires homing missiles; number of missiles increases with power level.
Varth missile.png
Forward firing missiles; spread increases with power level.
Varth napalm.png
Fires small bullets that explode on impact; range increases with power level.
Varth bomb.png
Adds a bomb to the player's stock.
Varth flag.png
Score item, gives a 5,000 point bonus on pickup.

Extra Lives

On default settings, extra lives are granted at 600,000 points, 2,000,000 points, and 4,500,000 points.