R-TYPE, THE CLASSIC ARCADE SHOOTER, RETURNS AS A UNIVERSAL APP!
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!
FEEL THE BLAST!
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!
INCLUDES THE ORIGINAL FEATURES…
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.
... AND SOME NEW FEATURES TOO!
- 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
- iOS 11 support.
Ratings and Reviews
Amazing blast from the blast.
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!!
R•Type is back
Back and better than ever. Having a proper iPad version instead of a scaled phone version got me over paying again. Anyway the price is far less than the 10p pieces required to get any good at the arcade original.
Got to level 4 on my first attempt, so I’ve still got some skills left. Need some practice at the boss though. The controls are slightly problematic. Touch and drag feels best, but the blind spot your hand leaves can catch you out. The original was rock hard, so I won’t blame it all on the controls. Having said that, the madman developer who gave R•Type a hard mode needs to go back on his meds.
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.