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Revisit the 80's (mesh half-shirts and Keds optional) with this classic, old-school shoot 'em up! One of the decade’s most popular arcade games will awaken fond memories of jangling quarters, Jolt Cola and week-old popcorn. Fire up your iPhone or iPad and get ready to go back... to R-Type!

Blast off and attack the evil Bydo Empire. Use everything in your arsenal to take them down – don’t be shy! It's retro, it's fun and it's a “10” on the difficulty scale. Finish this masterpiece and carve your name amongst the greats!

Remember how damnably difficult R-Type was? Well it still is, because we stayed true to the original, just the way you remember it! Choose between two difficulty settings, utilize two different control options and soar through eight jam-packed levels, each with its own unique boss. Upgrade to new weapons, power-ups, and attachments as you battle wave after wave of enemies.

- Universal version
- Enhanced Touch mode
- Eight levels and two different control options: touch and virtual D-pad
- Two difficulty settings
- Available in 10 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Portuguese
- Full Retina Display support
- Game Center: unlockable achievements + online leaderboards

What's New in Version 2.0.3

Updated controls configuration screen.
Fixed minor bugs.


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Customer Reviews

Identical to the classic arcade game apart from 1 thing

I have to say I had forgotten how much fun this game was back in the day, and it's not lost anything through time.

This app is truly amazing and is perfect for picking up for 5 minutes to try get past the next level, only problem is it's got that "just one more go" addictive quality to it, so 5 minutes can turn into 30 minutes easily.

The only difference from the original is the you can move as fast as u like, so the speed power up doesn't really do anything, the speed power up was important in the original. However, being able to move quickly doesn't make it easier than the arcade version, reason being, you can't be as exact with the touch screen control, so you gain the speed but you lose accuracy, and it really balances out well, making the game as hard as it was before.

I would recommend playing the game on normal and not making it easy on yourself. it's the trying to complete a level with a certain amounts of lives which gives this game it's "one more go" quality.

Buy this game, it's so good!!

brilliant old school game

a brilliant old school arcade game that is as good as the real arcade, pity it can't be adapted for an option to use a bluetooth joypad to play with it Instead of using your finger which causes blind spots and confusions due to the bombs that float which causes you to lose lives, especially to those old school players who are used to playing it with controllers, it would be so awesome if you could make the adaptions, it would be nice to see the full game screen and enjoy it same time like the real legendary game, so please throw an update to use these adaption

kind regards

Exactly as it used to be

Okay joystick would be ideal and can't use the virtual stick but touch screen controls are good and once used to it the memories come flooding back. Used to spend hours on this as a teenager now in my forties loving it. Great game.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • £1.49
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.0.3
  • Size: 24.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPod touch (6th generation).

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