The classic 80’s side scroller is being released on the iPhone and iPad and according to EA Mobile is 100% true to the original arcade version. R-Type was one of the first arcade games to capture my imagination as a young gamer and it holds fond memories for me. If they have managed to create a perfect conversion then I know I will be picking it up.
R-Type comes from a time when games were unforgiving and you had to learn the attack pattern of the enemies without the option of saving your progress. Each time required you to start from the beginning and try to complete the game with a set number of lives. It will be interesting to see if EA Mobile add a feature to give you the option of saving at the end of each of the 8 levels. It looks like they have added two levels of difficulty.
Check out these screenshots and details on the game.
ESSENTIAL ‘80S 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 “Arrowhead,” and attack wave after wave of Bydo baddies in old-school side-shooter style. It’s R-Type just the way you remember it, and it totally rules!
INCLUDES ALL THE FEATURES OF THE ORGINAL
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.