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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.

Screenshots

Super R-Type SNES In the final level insect and serpent-like enemies attack you from every angle.
Super R-Type SNES Continue screen.
Super R-Type SNES Large, colorful enemies.
Super R-Type SNES Your shot will be more powerful when you charging it.

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Sep, 1991 91 out of 100 91
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Sep, 1991 890 out of 1000 89
N-Force Jun, 1992 87 out of 100 87
GamePro (US) Nov, 1991 4 out of 5 80
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 16, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Player One Jun, 1992 79 out of 100 79
Interface 1992 76 out of 100 76
Play Time Sep, 1992 69 out of 100 69
Consoles Plus Sep, 1991 68 out of 100 68
Video Games Sep, 1991 62 out of 100 62

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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 (848) added Super R-Type (SNES) on Aug 20, 2002
Other platforms contributed by gamewarrior (5064)