Abandonware DOS title


R-Type is a horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up developed and published by Irem in 1987. The game quickly gained popularity for its challenging gameplay and impressive graphics at the time. R-Type is known for its tough and memorable enemy designs, as well as challenging boss battles. The game features various power-ups that enhance the player's weaponry and capabilities.
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R-Type reviews

Amiga Format (1989): "It'll take hours of play learning all the strategic moves essential for surviving the different problem areas, which is why the game is so damned addictive. You will need the old matchsticks to keep your eyes open through the too-short hours of night if you're going to get anywhere near level eight."

The Games Machine (1989): "Arcade addicts may find the squat screen does marginally limit manoeuvring space, but the game's all the more challenging as a result of it. If fault can be found (and you'd be hard to pushed) then maybe the sound could have been better; as the tunes stand they are good but they don't push the Amiga. This is a superior and very slick blast-'em-up."

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Irem has developed a number of sequels and related games, including R-Type II and Armed Police Unit Gallop. Their XMultiply, although not part of the series, has similar themes and gameplay, and was released around the same time as R-Type II. However, before any of these games was Katakis, a 1987 clone produced by Factor 5 for the Commodore 64 and the Amiga.

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Additional info about R-Type

Status: abandonware
Input: keyboard
Also published for: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, C64, Game Boy, Master System, PlayStation, ZX Spectrum
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