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Commodore 64 - 1988

Also available on: Amiga - Amstrad CPC - SEGA Master System - Sharp X68000 - TurboGrafx CD - TurboGrafx-16

Alt names R-Type Complete CD, アール・タイプ
Year 1988
Platform Commodore 64
Released in United Kingdom, United States (1988)
Germany, Italy, United Kingdom (1990)
Genre Action
Theme Arcade, SHMUP, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Shooter, Space Flight
Publisher Electric Dreams Software, Hit Squad, The
Developer Irem Corp.
Perspectives 2D scrolling, Side view
4.67 / 5 - 6 votes

Description of R-Type

1988, the year R-Type was released on Commodore 64, as well as Amiga, Amstrad CPC, SEGA Master System, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx CD and TurboGrafx-16. Made by Irem Corp. and published by Electric Dreams Software, Hit Squad, The, this action game is available for free on this page.

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Comments and reviews

The Boz 2022-11-21 0 point Commodore 64 version

One of the most iconic arcades at the time, when I saw the reviews for this on the c64 I was majorly disappointed. Damning reviews slating it's difficulty levels, and there is nothing worse than getting quite far on in a level, dieing and then having to start at the very beginning. I did manage to get a copy of this and play it with cheats from an Action Replay cart. The graphics weren't bad at the time, but with the difficulty set so high, all fun was removed after a few games and being forced to replay the early part of levels time after time after time. Could have been so much better, and there were many side scrolling shooters that did a much better job.

NMI715 2020-11-07 0 point

Get the C64 Version for best Music and gameplay, Master system Version and TurboGfxCD version for best gfx. All other Versions are a lot less entertaining in either aspect.

aman 2020-10-29 -1 point SEGA Master System version


Mr.Angry 2017-09-03 0 point

After a bit of trying I got this to work on the FS-UAE launcher. Seems to work OK on the Amiga 500+ platform. Don't forget to select all the ADF files when loading.
Right CTRL is the enter (for firing) and the arrows are movement which makes playing very difficult.

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