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 Title screen.
Super R-Type SNES One giant spaceship makes up level 4.
Super R-Type SNES Large, colorful enemies.
Super R-Type SNES Power-ups help shoot hard-to-reach enemies.

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) SNES Sep, 1991 91 out of 100 91
N-Force SNES Jun, 1992 87 out of 100 87
GamePro (US) SNES Nov, 1991 4 out of 5 80
Jeuxvideo.com Wii Sep 16, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Jeuxvideo.com SNES Sep 16, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Raze SNES Oct, 1991 77 out of 100 77
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

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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 saikofish (848) and gamewarrior (5063)