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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
    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.
  3. 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.
  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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