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R-Type is a fantastic port of the classic Irem shmup, which means that you should prepare for an insane challenge. And some tears.
App Description** ā5/5! ā¦LOOKS, SOUNDS AND FEELS EXACTLY AS IT DID IN THE ARCADEā¦ā (Andy Boxall, iPhoneFreak.com) ** Get back to the ā80s video-arcade experience with āa Must Have classic shooter that will chew you up and spit you out,ā according to Robert Downey of slidetoplay.com. 100% true to the original side-scroller shoot āem up, see what has critics and retro gaming fans freaking out!
ESSENTIAL ā80S ARCADE GAMEPLAY. NO TOKENS REQUIRED.
Why mess with a classic? R-Type for iPhone & iPod touch stays true to its roots, re-capturing the look and feel of one of the biggest arcade game hits from back in the day.
A REAL BLAST FROM THE PAST
Blast off and strike the evil Bydo Empire! Pilot your futuristic fighter, the R-9a āArrowhead,ā and attack wave after wave of Bydo baddies in old-school side-shooter style. Itās the relentlessly challenging R-Type just the way you remember it!
INCLUDES ALL THE FEATURES OF THE ORGINAL
Fly through 8 levels with 3 different control options ā tilt, touch, and virtual D-pad. Play in two difficulty levels. Upgrade with new weapons, power-ups, and attachments. Defeat 8 unique bosses in awesome battles, too.
THINK ITāS EASY TO BEAT? THINK AGAIN!
It might be retro, but R-Type is still famously hard to master. Itās do-or-die all the way through every level. Thatās why IGN ranks R-Type in its all-time Top 10 āToughest Games to Beatā!
R-Type for iPhone & iPod touch developed by DotEmu SAS in partnership with EA
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May 27, 2011 Price Decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
August 26, 2010 Initial Release