R-Type

R-Type (TG-16)

1989

System
TurboGrafx-16
Publisher
Hudson
Developer
Irem

8.3

Game Rating

User Ratings: 7

Our Review: 9/10

Overview

Number of Players
Single Player
Genre
Shooter
Release Date

TurboGrafx-16

  • JP 25th Mar 1988
  • US 1989

Wii (Wii Shop)

  • US 25th Dec 2006, 800 points
  • EU 29th Dec 2006, 800 points

Wii U eShop

  • JP 30th Apr 2014, ¥600
  • US 14th Jul 2016, $7.99
  • US 28th Jul 2016, $7.19
Series
R-Type
Controller Support
All
Also Available On
GB, SMS

Screenshots (6)

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About The Game

Pitted against the Bydo Empire, the "R-Type" class ship is humanity's last hope of thwarting the impending invasion. Equipped with a sphere like object, called the "Force," this weapon contains the only form of energy strong enough to destroy the Bydo. Unfortunately, you've been chosen as the delivery system for this weapon - so it rests upon you to complete the mission.

Imagine a weaponized organic form, much like a virus, but millions of times larger and you have the Bydo. They are completely manevolent, and like a virus, seek only to infect and destroy all in their path. Mankind has fought these creatures for hundreds of years and it's come down to this moment.