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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 Continue screen.
Super R-Type SNES One giant spaceship makes up level 4.
Super R-Type SNES Large, colorful enemies.

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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
1UP! SNES Oct 01, 2004 84 out of 100 84
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Sep, 1991 32 out of 40 80 SNES Sep 16, 2011 16 out of 20 80 Wii Sep 16, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Play Time SNES Sep, 1992 69 out of 100 69
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 (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 (849) and gamewarrior (5060)