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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 Preparing the fly.
Super R-Type SNES Title screen.
Super R-Type SNES Large, colorful enemies.
Super R-Type SNES Organic-themed stage with waterfalls.

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Sep, 1991 91 out of 100 91
1UP! Oct 01, 2004 84 out of 100 84
Player One Jun, 1992 79 out of 100 79
Raze Oct, 1991 77 out of 100 77
Total! (Germany) Sep, 1996 2.25 out of 6 75
Score Nov, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Play Time Sep, 1992 69 out of 100 69
Consoles Plus Sep, 1991 68 out of 100 68
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)