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Super R-Type

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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 Title screen.
Super R-Type SNES Your shot will be more powerful when you charging it.
Super R-Type SNES Continue screen.

Alternate Titles

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

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The DOS Spirit SNES Dec 07, 2012 6 out of 6 100
N-Force SNES Jun, 1992 87 out of 100 87
1UP! SNES Oct 01, 2004 84 out of 100 84
GamePro (US) SNES Nov, 1991 4 out of 5 80 SNES Sep 16, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Player One SNES Jun, 1992 79 out of 100 79
Consoles Plus SNES Sep, 1991 68 out of 100 68
IGN Wii Mar 28, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
Video Games SNES Sep, 1991 62 out of 100 62
HonestGamers SNES Jan 13, 2004 3 out of 10 30


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Super R-Type is actually a slight remix of the arcade R-Type II, with a couple of new enemies and stages tossed in.
Contributed to by psychofish (858) and gamewarrior (5067)