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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 The Force could be used to ram enemies.
Super R-Type SNES Your shot will be more powerful when you charging it.
Super R-Type SNES Power-ups help shoot hard-to-reach enemies.
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
1UP! SNES Oct 01, 2004 84 out of 100 84
Jeuxvideo.com SNES Sep 16, 2011 16 out of 20 80
GamePro (US) SNES Nov, 1991 4 out of 5 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
IGN Wii Mar 28, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
Power Play SNES Oct, 1991 61 out of 100 61
The Video Game Critic SNES Dec 14, 1999 C- 42


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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)