published by Sega in 1988-10-01, developed by Compile, running on Master System
type: shooter
genre: Science Fiction, Scrolling shooter
series: R-Type
perspective: side view
player options: single player
languages: eng

Personal review

R-Type is one of the ultimate shoot'em up classics.

You're pilot of the ultimate spaceship called ' R-Type ' and you're out to blast off the evil Bydo, an alien race that is annihalating anything in it's way. Fly through the original arcade stages and defeat many aliens with your weapons ( 3 Standard Weapons which are upgradable 3 Times, a set of missiles and some Super Charged Shot that does major damage ) and eventually reach huge guardians that are defending the entrance to each next stage.

R-Type is one of the best games on Master System. Great Presentation ( quite close to the Original ), challenging stages and some really cool bosses.
If you're into Shmups you have to get this.

# 2006

Official description

The galaxy is in deep peril: foul creatures from the evil Bydo Empire have warped across space to invade and conquer our planet! There is only one hope for victory. The Earth Defense League has chosen you to pilot R-9, a nuclear-powered space fighter that can cut through invading aliens faster than a light saber through butter. Fly R-9 through 8 exciting levels of high-powered action. Use your plasma gun to rip through armies of nasty creatures and their deadly machines. And when the going gets really tough, pick up Droid Units to make your ship even harder hitting! You'll be up against creatures so mean and ugly they'll make your hair stand on end. But Earth is depending on you. So strap yourself in the cockpit, put your fingers on the triggers, and blast 'em out of the skies!
# 2020-02-08 14:38:37 - official description

Technical specs

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External reviews (8) - average: 85.1% - median: 86%

review sourcecountryissuedatescore   
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)uk191989-04808/100080%
Aktueller Software Markt (ASM)de291989-029/1275%
C&VG (Computer & Video Games) 85+uk891989-0387/10087%
Génération 4 (1-82)fr91989-0289/10089%
Mean Machinesuk71991-0492/10092%
Power Playde111989-0283/10083%
Sega Poweruk151991-0290/10090%
Tilt 39-113fr621989-0117/2085%

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