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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Overall User Score (7 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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Retro Archives (Jul 25, 2017)
R-Type est une légende, un titre immortel – mais également, à bien des niveaux, une pièce de musée tant la difficulté du titre le réserve, de nos jours, à un public de niche. Beau, original pour l’époque, doté d’un gameplay finalement assez technique et d’une rare exigence, le jeu mérite toujours autant d’être découvert tant il a bouleversé à jamais le paysage des shoot-them-up.
Power Play (Feb, 1988)
Für mich ist R-Type momentan das Nonplusultra dieses Genres. Es spielt sich fantastisch, die Grafik ist mehr als beeindruckend und die Levels sind so zahlreich, daß man sie gar nicht alle aufzählen kann. Heimcomputer-Umsetzungen, wo bleibt ihr?
Sinclair User (Apr, 1988)
Nearly everyone I know says it's the best thing since sliced bread, and although I know what they mean in terms of the graphics, sound, I still can't really see where the attraction lies. Though it may look new, it's a format that has been used before and I think any magic it may have first time has died and gone for good.