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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 Preparing the fly.
Super R-Type SNES One giant spaceship makes up level 4.
Super R-Type SNES Organic-themed stage with waterfalls.
Super R-Type SNES Continue screen.

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
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 16, 2011 16 out of 20 80
GamePro (US) Nov, 1991 4 out of 5 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
Play Time Sep, 1992 69 out of 100 69
Power Play Oct, 1991 61 out of 100 61
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


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 (848) added Super R-Type (SNES) on Aug 20, 2002
Other platforms contributed by gamewarrior (5062)