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Description

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.

Screenshots

Super R-Type SNES One giant spaceship makes up level 4.
Super R-Type SNES The Force could be used to ram enemies.
Super R-Type SNES In the final level insect and serpent-like enemies attack you from every angle.
Super R-Type SNES Large, colorful enemies.

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

The DOS Spirit Dec 07, 2012 6 out of 6 100
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Sep, 1991 890 out of 1000 89
N-Force Jun, 1992 87 out of 100 87
1UP! Oct 01, 2004 84 out of 100 84
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 16, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Player One Jun, 1992 79 out of 100 79
Raze Oct, 1991 77 out of 100 77
Video Games Sep, 1991 62 out of 100 62
Power Play Oct, 1991 61 out of 100 61
HonestGamers Jan 13, 2004 3 out of 10 30

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Trivia

Music

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

Remix

Super R-Type is actually a slight remix of R-Type II, with a couple of new enemies and stages tossed in.

Information also contributed by Satoshi Kunsai
saikofish (849) added Super R-Type (SNES) on Aug 20, 2002
Other platforms contributed by gamewarrior (5060)