Oh my god. This game is a real flashback to the past guys. I am presenting you R-Type by Dotemu. If you are younger than me, you can`t see this game as one of the most badass space shooters ever. This game is a real classic. There are even a collectors editions on this baby. And if you download this game you will see why. I remember the hours spent in front of the Nintendo playing this game. And all was worth it. What sets the R-Type games apart from other space shooters is a unique power-up system. By the time R-Type hit the TurboGrafx-16 in 1989, the idea of secondary drones that would hover around your ship, providing extra firepower and protection, was pretty well established. What R-Type did was make it so that you could actually dock the drone onto the front or back of your ship, buffering you from attacks. It also makes it possible to defend from rear attacks, and in a pinch, the drone can be launched across the screen, dealing damage to anything in its path. R-Type III, which was originally a Super Nintendo game, elaborates on the drone concept by giving you a choice of three different types of drones, each providing a slightly different type of protection.
R-Type Gameplay and Review
It is a little strange for me to make a review on so old game. Yeah, it is old but from our TV`s it is in our hands now and I think we should give it a try. The control scheme in R-Type is fairly straightforward. You can tap the fire button to shoot out a stream of cannon fire or hold the fire button down to charge up and unleash a PowerShot. You can also pick up various types of firepower that are dropped, as well as “pods” that will attach to your ship and increase your firepower spread. As with most other shooters out there, you’ll have to navigate your way through each area where you’ll square off with a huge screen-filling boss at the end of each level. But where most shooters only get difficult once you reach the boss, R-Type makes getting to the boss just as challenging. The control itself is smooth and responsive, which is a good thing considering some of the tricky maneuverings you’ll have to do along the way in each level. The PowerShot will also come in quite handy against some of the stronger enemies in the game and adds a nice degree of balance to a situation that will at times feel quite overwhelming. Make no mistake about it, R-Type is not for the faint of heart and you’d better be ready to put some time in on this game if you want to have any chance of beating it. At least you can rest easy knowing that the game provides you with all the tools and spot-on play control you’ll need to do it.
Great retro graphics
A real blast from the past
It is a little one sided but hey we are talking about the 90`s here, so give it some respect.