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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 The Force could be used to ram enemies.
Super R-Type SNES Organic-themed stage with waterfalls.
Super R-Type SNES Preparing the fly.
Super R-Type SNES In the final level insect and serpent-like enemies attack you from every angle.

Promo Images

Super R-Type Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

The Retro Spirit Dec 07, 2012 6 out of 6 100
VideoGame Feb, 1992 9 out of 10 90
N-Force Jun, 1992 87 out of 100 87
Player One Jun, 1992 79 out of 100 79
Retro Archives Mar 19, 2020 14.5 out of 20 72
Play Time Sep, 1992 69 out of 100 69
Consoles Plus Sep, 1991 68 out of 100 68
Video Games Sep, 1991 62 out of 100 62
Power Play Oct, 1991 61 out of 100 61
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) Jan 13, 2004 3 out of 10 30

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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
saikofish (961) added Super R-Type (SNES) on Aug 20, 2002
Other platforms contributed by gamewarrior (5048)
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