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App description: ** 5/5! LOOKS, SOUNDS AND FEELS EXACTLY AS IT DID IN THE ARCADE (Andy Boxall, iPhoneFreak.com) ** Get back to the 80s video-arcade experience with a Must Have classic shooter that will chew you up and spit you out, according to Robert Downey of slidetoplay.com. 100% true to the original side-scroller shoot em up, see what has critics and retro gaming fans freaking out!

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.

Blast off and strike the evil Bydo Empire! Pilot your futuristic fighter, the R-9a Arrowhead, and attack wave after wave of Bydo baddies in old-school side-shooter style. Its the relentlessly challenging R-Type just the way you remember it!

Fly through 8 levels with 3 different control options 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.

It might be retro, but R-Type is still famously hard to master. Its do-or-die all the way through every level. Thats why IGN ranks R-Type in its all-time Top 10 Toughest Games to Beat!
R-Type for iPhone & iPod touch developed by DotEmu SAS in partnership with EA
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ImNoSuperMan's comments:
Gameplay Video (Thanks Chuck)

Intl version : http://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/r-type-world/id387533070?mt=8

TA Review : http://toucharcade.com/2010/08/25/r-...the-app-store/
08-25-2010, 05:01 AM
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TA Review : http://toucharcade.com/2010/08/25/r-...the-app-store/

User Impressions..
Originally Posted by mrkgoo View Post
Just a few quick impressions - runs a little slow/jerky on my 3G.

Controls are competent enough - I have trouble with the touch screen a little as my thumb obscures the play area, and I tend to run out of touch area if I'm not paying attention. That said, all the control methods more or less work as advertised. The tilt has touch as well, but the actual tilting part feels slow.
Originally Posted by DanGri92 View Post
Tested on 3GS, iOS 4

Works like a charm, very crisp and responsive.
I think the controls are great, however stick to the touch mode.
It's very configurable and does the job.

I am not a big fan of the autofire, but it will help beginners.

Very happy with the game globally !

And I just love the main menu music !!
Originally Posted by your personal robot View Post
THIS is SOOOO good!! Wow. I'm having a blast.
And it's challenging as always - other shmups look like kids toys compared to that. It looks, sounds and plays great! The relative touch controls are pretty perfect.

GET this game NOW.
Way better than for example assault squadron.
And somehow, it feels like a perfect game for this device.

Back playing trying to reach the end of level 1
Originally Posted by spider76 View Post
I spent way too much in arcades on this one and I can safely say ea have done an awesome job, I've just died for my 1000th time on level 3 and I still love it , touch controls are great , to be honest I can't really fault this game. Hope you all enjoy!

Last edited by ImNoSuperMan; 08-26-2010 at 08:33 AM.

08-25-2010, 05:03 AM
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What a pleasant surprise, and only $1.99

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08-25-2010, 05:04 AM
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I love R Type be interesting too see how well this has been ported
08-25-2010, 05:06 AM
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would love this on my iPad. is it universal??

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08-25-2010, 05:30 AM
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f i n a l l y . . . :d
08-25-2010, 05:33 AM
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I think I never saw the 2nd Level of this one

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08-25-2010, 06:17 AM
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*yawn...* Quite a bunch of oldies are exhumed lately.

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.
08-25-2010, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Vovin View Post
*yawn...* Quite a bunch of oldies are exhumed lately.
Yes but R-Type is one of them that I would like to play it's a good game. I will get the Cave game tomorrow too Espgaluda 2 plays real good on iPad x2 so both are instant buys for me.
08-25-2010, 07:35 AM
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Oh yeah!!! Finally!

How are the framerate and control? Anyone TOFTT?

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