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Super R-Type

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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 Continue screen.
Super R-Type SNES One giant spaceship makes up level 4.
Super R-Type SNES Your shot will be more powerful when you charging it.
Super R-Type SNES The Force could be used to ram enemies.

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
GamePro (US) SNES Nov, 1991 4 out of 5 80
Player One SNES Jun, 1992 79 out of 100 79
Interface SNES 1992 76 out of 100 76
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
Power Play SNES Oct, 1991 61 out of 100 61
The Video Game Critic SNES Dec 14, 1999 C- 42

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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
Contributed to by psychofish (854) and gamewarrior (5065)