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R-Type to be ported to iphone!

11-09-2009, 05:14 PM
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R-Type to be ported to iphone!

Anyone else mildly excited about this news? If I had to name one space-themed game from the 16-bit days that brings the most feelings nostalgia backed by genuine quality of article, then R-Type would have to be it.

Now that I am no longer able to play games on screens much larger than that of the iphone/itouch, being able to play a superlative port of R-Type presented in small format - with headphone sound and a choice of control schemes - would bring me full-circle, and produce an odd sort of closure to my fascination with games of this genre.

Link to TA Homepage article:
http://toucharcade.com/2009/11/09/ex...to-the-iphone/

Last edited by Grubjelly; 11-09-2009 at 05:20 PM.
11-09-2009, 07:07 PM
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Hell. Yes. R-Type is hands down, the best side scrolling shooter ever. This brings me to tears of joy.

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11-09-2009, 08:31 PM
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This is great news

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11-09-2009, 08:49 PM
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In addition to having a choice of control methods, it would be fun to be able to toggle between the original chiptunes and a rearranged soundtrack produced by modern synths. Or how about stereo-phonic 3-D (w/ glasses) mode? There are endless opportunities for producing what could ultimately be regarded as a definitive version of this game for idevice. Let's just hope they do it right...$5 seems like a good price-point for a stable and throughly play-tested app that would sell countless copies within days of its release.
11-10-2009, 03:52 AM
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The music for R-Type was composed by the great composer Chris Hülsbeck. Which game does also have his musik? ... Ahh, our game: ZombieSmash!

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Ok I will add some words fitting to this thread: I think it will be very hard to bring this game 1:1 to the iPhone as it will not be beatable. Its one of the hardest games ever, and that was with a real joystick. And with the suboptimal touch controls....

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11-10-2009, 03:57 AM
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nevermind

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11-10-2009, 04:07 AM
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So where can i find this ZombieSmash game? i checked iTunes and could not find it..
11-10-2009, 04:17 AM
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Originally Posted by RankoSao View Post
So where can i find this ZombieSmash game? i checked iTunes and could not find it..
its not out yet

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11-10-2009, 04:31 AM
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Ohhh, I have fond memories of R-Type


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11-10-2009, 04:38 AM
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this is really a bad news

damn

iphone is fighting with psp then look at this! where is steve jobs for respond this responsible?
what's your point?

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