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R-Type (R-Type)

Released in 1987

Developer: Irem
Manufacturer: Irem
Distributor: Irem

**** (2 total votes)

R-Type marquee
game marquee

Game Summary

Irem's classic Giger-esque blaster. Battle against the fearsome, unrelenting Bydo Empire.

Hardware Info

Controls: 1 Joystick / Button(s)
Horizontal-mounted Raster monitor
384 x 256 Resolution
Colors: 1024 Color

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

V30 cpu @ 16 Mhz
Z80 cpu @ 3 Mhz
YM-2151 audio @ 3 Mhz

Hardware Platform

Irem M72

Mame ROMs

rtype, R-Type (US)
rtypeb, R-Type (bootleg)
rtypej, R-Type (Japan)

Game Details

Irem's pinnacle of achievement, R-type shook the world, with its horrific graphics, devilish gameplay, cunning power-ups which reward the player with a difficult and entertaining journey.

R-Type control panel
control panel

R-Type cabinet photo
cabinet photo
R-Type title screen
title screen
R-Type gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
R-Type promotional flyer
promotional flyer Member Ratings / Comments

**** by TvTuna. Comment: "As hard as it is simple. The 1 hit kills ( lose all weapons ) are still just as annoying as they were when it first came out, still, worth the perseverance just to see the end guys. The Original PCB's considered a rarity and may be cheaper ( and easier ) to purchase a copy board." 2001-01-17 07:36:20Z

**** by Radarscope. Comment: "The R-Type Video game was actually manufactured in Redman, Wa by Nintendo of America and not by Irem. Yes everthing But the main PCB was put together by Nintendo. Irem may have put together the PCB but not the up-right. It was Nintendo's last coin-op game before thay closed that department. " 2005-10-07 17:47:29Z

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This game page was created 8/3/1998 12:00:00 AM and last updated 6/26/2000 8:32:12 PM