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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 In this level the terrain changes as you progress.
Super R-Type SNES Title screen.
Super R-Type SNES Continue screen.
Super R-Type SNES In the final level insect and serpent-like enemies attack you from every angle.

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

The DOS Spirit SNES Dec 07, 2012 6 out of 6 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SNES Sep, 1991 91 out of 100 91 SNES Sep 16, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Player One SNES Jun, 1992 79 out of 100 79
Total! (Germany) SNES Sep, 1996 2.25 out of 6 75
Consoles Plus SNES Sep, 1991 68 out of 100 68
Power Play SNES Oct, 1991 61 out of 100 61
Nintendo Life Wii Mar 15, 2008 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
The Video Game Critic SNES Dec 14, 1999 C- 42
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 (854) and gamewarrior (5065)