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Super R-Type (SNES)

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In this SNES sequel to the arcade R-Type shooters, you are the R-9, Earth's most advanced form of defense against the evil BYDO Empire. There are seven stages you must go through, picking up power-up items to defeat the stage bosses which have returned from the arcade versions of R-Type and R-Type II. Your R-9 ship can also be united with FORCE, which are invincible units that surround your ship to protect you and can also power up and attack.


Super R-Type SNES Continue screen.
Super R-Type SNES In this level the terrain changes as you progress.
Super R-Type SNES Title screen.
Super R-Type SNES The Force could be used to ram enemies.

Alternate Titles

  • "スーパー・アールタイプ" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

The DOS Spirit Dec 07, 2012 6 out of 6 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Sep, 1991 91 out of 100 91
N-Force Jun, 1992 87 out of 100 87
1UP! Oct 01, 2004 84 out of 100 84 Sep 16, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Player One Jun, 1992 79 out of 100 79
Interface 1992 76 out of 100 76
Total! (Germany) Sep, 1996 2.25 out of 6 75
The Video Game Critic Dec 14, 1999 C- 42
HonestGamers Jan 13, 2004 3 out of 10 30


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In the credits, there is a track listing for all the songs in the game. It is as follows:

Start: R-9, To The Front

Stage 1: Solo Sortie

Stage 2: Counterattack '91

Stage 3: As Wet As A Fish

Stage 4: A Submerging Titan

Stage 5: Dream Of A Labyrinth

Stage 6: R Dance

Stage 7: National Anthem Of Bydo Empire

Boss Stage: Return Of The Creature

Ending: Escape From The Bydo Empire (Part 1) and Escape From The Bydo Empire (Part 2)

Novice Mode Ending: Try Harder!

Stage Clearance: To The Next Zone!

Game Over: A Combat Is Over

Continue: Blast Rock

Dunno if you can buy the soundtrack anywhere.
psychofish (855) added Super R-Type (SNES) on Aug 20, 2002
Other platforms contributed by gamewarrior (5066)