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  • Summary: ** “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** “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!

    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 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 – 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 IT’S EASY TO BEAT? THINK AGAIN!
    It might be retro, but R-Type is still famously hard to master. It’s do-or-die all the way through every level. That’s 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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  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
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  1. Mar 1, 2011
    100
    R-Type is a Must Have classic shooter that will chew you up and spit you out.
  2. Mar 1, 2011
    80
    R-Type is still an insanely difficult shmup that is best consumed by those well-versed in the genre or looking to experience a classic entry in it, but those looking to experience this monument to old-school gaming will find a fantastic port awaits them.
  3. Mar 1, 2011
    80
    It has a quality to it, be it the great soundtrack, great graphics (for the time) and challenging gameplay, that keeps you coming back for more.
  4. Mar 1, 2011
    72
    To go along with all those retro graphics is one awesome soundtrack ripped right from the days of Japanese-inspired coin-ops.
  5. Mar 1, 2011
    70
    Competent touch controls and new options to dull the painful difficulty make this port of arcade shooter R Type generally pleasing.
  6. Mar 1, 2011
    65
    If you are a total R-Type diehard, I'd completely understand parting with a couple bucks to download it. But with so many other places to play R-Type – and be able to make the hard plays to defeat the Bydo Empire – it's tough to widely recommend.
  7. Mar 1, 2011
    60
    R-Type doesn't have much longevity going for it – no online leaderboards, no bonus levels, no R-Type II – but considering its two dollar price tag, you could buy worse for your Apple device.

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