User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Wii release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.5
Overall User Score (7 votes) 4.4

Critic Reviews

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80 (UK) (Jan 17, 2007)
For those that invested their lives in this game back in the day, playing R-Type will be a real trip - but for the unwary traveller, expect to have your arse handed to you on a plate.
Nintendo Life (Dec 26, 2006)
No shooter fan's collection would be complete without at least one version of the classic R-Type game and this TurboGrafx-16 version is still one of the best. If you want to play one of the first truly great scrolling shooters in video game history, look no further than this absolutely legendary title. Just remember to bring your "A" game along for the ride or you'll wish you had.
80 (Jan 23, 2007)
Ansonsten bietet sich natürlich das gewohnte Bild. R-Type ist immer noch einer der besten Horizontalshooter für Spieler, die keinen Wert auf ein ausgefeiltes Score-System legen. Brutal schwer, unbarmherzig und immer noch ziemlich attraktiv – nur eben viel zu teuer.
IGN (Jan 12, 2007)
R-Type's the first game to break the established VC pricing structure – it costs 800 Wii Points, 200 more than other TurboGrafx-16 titles. That's because we in the States are getting the full R-Type, including all eight levels. Japanese Wii owners have to make two separate purchases to get the full game – R-Type Part 1 and R-Type Part 2, each containing only four stages of play, and each priced at 600 Wii Points. It's a weird arrangement, but it reflects how R-Type was originally released in Japan years ago, spread across two separate game cards. Feel free to pick your perspective on the price. Either we Americans are getting a deal because the game effectively costs 400 Points less for us than in Japan, or we're getting screwed because it's the only Turbo title that's priced above the 600 level. Confused? That's Irem for ya.
Nintendo Life (Sep 26, 2009)
Back in its day this was one of the better Master System games, but the dumbed down graphics and serious sprite-flickering do not make this a viable option anymore. At the time it was really impressive considering the limitations of the Master System’s hardware, but when casting nostalgia aside there is no easy way to recommend this unless you are particularly curious to see the secret bonus level. With lots of excellent and unique games such as Psycho Fox yet unreleased on the Virtual Console, we would recommend that Sega concentrated on releasing them instead.