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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 Organic-themed stage with waterfalls.
Super R-Type SNES In this level the terrain changes as you progress.
Super R-Type SNES Preparing the fly.
Super R-Type SNES Continue screen.

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

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
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) SNES Sep, 1991 890 out of 1000 89
N-Force SNES Jun, 1992 87 out of 100 87
1UP! SNES Oct 01, 2004 84 out of 100 84
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
Play Time SNES Sep, 1992 69 out of 100 69
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 (849) and gamewarrior (5060)