Solomon's Key for the NES was released in Japan on this day in 1986.

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 the final level insect and serpent-like enemies attack you from every angle.
Super R-Type SNES Large, colorful enemies.
Super R-Type SNES Organic-themed stage with waterfalls.
Super R-Type SNES Title 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
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SNES Sep, 1991 91 out of 100 91
N-Force SNES Jun, 1992 87 out of 100 87 SNES Sep 16, 2011 16 out of 20 80 Wii Sep 16, 2011 16 out of 20 80
GamePro (US) SNES Nov, 1991 4 out of 5 80
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
Nintendo Life Wii Mar 15, 2008 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60


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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

Dunno if you can buy the soundtrack anywhere.
Contributed to by psychofish (855) and gamewarrior (5066)