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Description: R-Type is a side scrolling shoot em up arcade game produced by Irem in 1987. The player controls a space fighter named the R-9 to defend humanity against a mysterious powerful alien life form known as the "Bydo".The game is made up of several sequential levels, with a boss enemy at the end of each. The player controls a small spacecraft in R-Type and must navigate terrain and fight enemies using the various ship weapons.R-Type is set in the 22nd century, and the player flies a futuristic fighter craft called the R-9a "Arrowhead", named for its shape, and because it is the ninth model in the 'R' series of fighter craft (but it is the first of (...)
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RShift = Insert Coin / Enter = Start / Setup your Controls in game up to 4 Players / Suported Options = Gamepad, Fullscreen, Save and Load

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R-Type! A shooter that can be quite unforgiving, and is a member of one of myfavourite series. My actual experience with R-Type was latent, I always wantedto play Super R-Type, but we were always renting newer games. When I finallygot my hands on that game, I was hooked! So I've come full circle to this gameand the Master System because I feel they need some love.

While R-Type has discrete levels, it can still be quite challenging at first.While learnign the ways of the stages certainly helps, the games can stillfrustrate. So before you dive into an R-Type game, be prepared for the roughspots.

And this particular game, on the Master System it manages to stay beautiful andat times hard. The bosses are cool, the music is nice. It's everything I'vecome to expect from the series. So, get ready. Blast off and strike the EvilBydo Empire!

D-Pad: Move R-9
Button 1: Shoot
Button 1: (Rapid): Rapid Fire
Button 1: (Hold): Charge shot
Button 2: (Force Device Attached): Detach Force Device
Button 2: (Force Device Detached): Pull Force device back in.

R-Type can be a fairly unforgiving series, but if you learn the stages you willdo much better than were you to make a blind run at it (uninspired, of course).While this game is simpler than the sequels in the path respect, it can stillhelp. Basically, survive until the boss of the the stage, deal with it, andcontinue.

When you run out of lives, you will get to continue, you start with threecredits, the one you are playing on and two in reserve.

Points are shown at the end of the stage, as usual you get extra lives frompoints. The lives are awarded at the end of the stage, when points are tallied.Points for lives are 50000, 150000, 250000, 400000, and 600000.

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