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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 The main menu
R-Type Final PlayStation 2 Be careful, this guy has a lot of firepower.
R-Type Final PlayStation 2 I seem to be trapped in a rather small space...
R-Type Final PlayStation 2 Blasting an enemy with a zig-zag laser.

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Every franchise should have a conclusion this solid Lain Crowley (5425) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Apr 14, 2004 B+ 83
Pelit May, 2004 81 out of 100 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
Game Freaks 365 2004 7.7 out of 10 77
Game Revolution Feb, 2004 B 75
Diehard GameFan Mar 01, 2004 7.3 out of 10 73
Game Critics Apr 07, 2004 7 out of 10 70


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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 (55746) added R-Type Final (PlayStation 2) on Dec 04, 2004