Super R-Type (SNES)

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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.

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Super R-Type SNES One giant spaceship makes up level 4.
Super R-Type SNES Your shot will be more powerful when you charging it.
Super R-Type SNES Power-ups help shoot hard-to-reach enemies.
Super R-Type SNES In the final level insect and serpent-like enemies attack you from every angle.

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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
1UP! Oct 01, 2004 84 out of 100 84
GamePro (US) Nov, 1991 4 out of 5 80
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 16, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Sep, 1991 32 out of 40 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
Consoles Plus Sep, 1991 68 out of 100 68
Power Play Oct, 1991 61 out of 100 61

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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 (949) added Super R-Type (SNES) on Aug 20, 2002
Other platforms contributed by gamewarrior (5115)