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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 Your shot will be more powerful when you charging it.
Super R-Type SNES Preparing the fly.
Super R-Type SNES In this level the terrain changes as you progress.
Super R-Type SNES One giant spaceship makes up level 4.

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Alternate Titles

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

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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
Raze SNES Oct, 1991 77 out of 100 77
Score SNES Nov, 1994 70 out of 100 70
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
Nintendo Life Wii Mar 15, 2008 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60 (UK) Wii Mar 25, 2008 4 out of 10 40


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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
Contributed to by saikofish (949) and gamewarrior (5113)