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The classic Irem coin-op turned out to be a superb Spectrum shoot-em-up, with all the gameplay intact and some surprisingly good graphics. The C64 version is pretty good too, but not quite up to the Speccy standard. Still well worth a look at, though, if you're a blasting fan.
Die pausenlose Action erfordert einige Spieltaktiken. Im Rahmen dessen, was der C64 leisten kann, ist die Umsetzung von R-Type alles in allem gelungen.
R-Type sull'otto bit Commodore è un titolo gradevolissmo. Purtroppo non riesce a ricreare proprio tutto il divertimento del coin-op ma ci si avvicina di molto. Una menzione particolare va al sonoro che si fregia di una qualità sublime. Secondo me un collezionista o un amatore del famoso C64 non dovrebbe lasciarselo scappare, per tutti gli altri è meglio rivolgersi direttamente all'arcade, alla verione per Sharp X68000 o a quella per PC-Engine.
On the whole it's not bad, the graphics are OK and it's quite an interesting blast in its own right, but it doesn't capture all the atmosphere of the arcade original. It's probably because the weapons seem a bit weedy compared to the coin-op; the whole thing just lacks that little spark to make it really good.
Unless they've something to really make them stand out from the pack, scrolling shooters will always fade into memory. Sadly, this is the case with R-Type.
The Games Machine (UK)
Of less-than-worthy note is the horrendous cassette loading system. Even failing to complete level one is rewarded with having to reload the level again. This eliminates long term appeal. Playable fare certainly, but, aside from its name, there's not a lot in R-Type to make it stand out from the crowd.