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In R-Type Final, your enemy is the Bydo, an evil (and living) weapon capable of reproducing itself. Humanity has fought the Bydo four times so far, and each time was victorious. However, each time the Bydo appears it is stronger than before, and now it's back and you need to destroy it again! Like other games in the R-Type Series, the game is a scrolling shooter where you need to guide a spaceship through various stages and destroy the many enemies (including very large end of level bosses). The game features a large variety of spaceships (over 100!) to choose from, each with varying capabilities. Regardless of which ship you choose, you begin the game with limited firepower; you can fire a basic weapon, or hold down a button to charge up and fire a more powerful burst. Occasionally power ups will appear on the screen; collect these to equip your ship with additional weapons, including a variety of lasers, missiles, and other useful items. In addition to the normal game, an AI VS mode is also included. In this mode, you can set up one of your available fighters to be controlled by the computer and then fight it to see who wins in various battles.


R-Type Final PlayStation 2 You can view data on enemies encountered so far.
R-Type Final PlayStation 2 You'll need to blast through some narrow passages.
R-Type Final PlayStation 2 Shoot opponents with a diagonal lightning blast.
R-Type Final PlayStation 2 Title screen

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Every franchise should have a conclusion this solid Lain Crowley (6787) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gamezine Sep 05, 2003 18 out of 20 90
Super Play (Sweden) Dec, 2003 9 out of 10 90
The Video Game Critic Apr 14, 2004 B+ 83
IGN Jan 30, 2004 8.1 out of 10 81
GameZone Feb 04, 2004 8.1 out of 10 81
GamePro (US) Feb 04, 2004 4 out of 5 80 Mar 26, 2004 80 out of 100 80
Factornews Apr 22, 2004 8 out of 10 80 Mar 31, 2004 15 out of 20 75
GameSpy Feb 02, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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1001 Video Games

R-Type Final appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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Servo (57406) added R-Type Final (PlayStation 2) on Dec 04, 2004