Cheats & Guides

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
Full Game Guides Guide and Walkthrough by Kenshin Zlash 19K

R-Type Cheats For Sega Master System

  1. Extra Continues

    Push in a clockwise circle to get free continues. Keep going in circles until time is about to expire, then hit button 1. This can earn you up to 12 continues. You don't have to get all 12 in one try. When those are expired, push the pad counter-clockwise to bring up the sound test. Hold button 2 and go right to sound 62. Play it 3 times then exit the test. Then resume the clockwise circles to earn more continues. After getting 30 more, you will need to replay sound 62 3 times again to get more.

    Contributed by: Raistlin212 

  2. Secret Level

    In the stage with all the green cells (either Level 4 or 5), look for a section about 45 seconds in where the top border suddenly has a gap about 3 ship lengths long. Fly into the gap and move backwards. If you're quick and the back edge doesn't scroll off screen, you will teleport to a bonus stage. As a note, the boss of the secret stage doesn't flash when he's hit, unlike all the others.

    Contributed by: Raistlin212 

  3. Invincibility

    You need to have 2 controllers and plug them both in. With the system off, on controller 1, hold Down-Right, and on controller 2, hold Up-Left + Button 1.
    Turn on the system. After R-Type finishes flashing across the screen, you can let go.
    This usually takes a few tries to accomplish.

    Contributed by: Ny0Cloud 

  4. Access the Sound Test

    In the continue screen, rotate the D-Pad in a counter clockwise direction until the sound test screen comes up. Inputing 00 will return you to the continue screen and if button 2 is held during choosing the various sounds, sounds 01 to 95 would be available.<p />

    Contributed by: Aziz Strife 7777 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by EntropicLobo 45K

R-Type Cheats For Game Boy

  1. Sketching Program

    On the High Scores Screen, press:

    Left, Down, A and B together.

    A program called ''De Souza Editor'' will appear.

    Contributed by: KasketDarkfyre 

  2. Secret Menu

    On the main menu press Down + Select to make a secret menu with new options apear.

    Contributed by: Super Nova 

  3. Difficulty Setting

    At the Start Menu if you press the SELECT button you can choose the difficulty setting as well as a sound test.

    Contributed by: Matt0085 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
Full Game Guides Guide and Walkthrough by Kenshin Zlash 19K

R-Type Cheats For Commodore 64

  1. Unlimited Lives

    Enter the following POKES before starting the game with "Run":

    POKE 12865,173
    POKE 12957,173
    SYS 32768

    Contributed by: Alaskajade 

  2. Invincibility

    Enter the following POKES before starting the game with "Run":

    POKE 12700,96
    SYS 32768

    Contributed by: Alaskajade 

  3. Invincibility (none poke)

    Enter SUMITA at the high score screen.

    Contributed by: bobby190 

R-Type Cheats For TurboGrafx-16

  1. Multiple Credits Cheat for Wii U(TG16/Virtual Console)

    Using Wii U Pro Controller press ZR to open Virtual Console Menu. Go to Controller Setting and select Wii U Pro Controller change "A"(l Button) to "A"(I Button "Fast Rapid-Fire"). Then when you go back to title screen, press and hold "-"(SELECT) and "A" at the same time. You should get multiple credits more than the regular 3. You get the maximum of up to 20-21 credits. If you want to go all the way to 21 credits, make sure to press "+"(START) before game goes to demo mode. Once you get your first game over, from continue screen you should still have 20 credits left. P.S. This code also works with the Wii U Gamepad, Classic Controller Pro, and Wiimote. Happy Gaming!! :)

    Contributed by: SilverFox01 

  2. Cheats

    Effect Effect
    Set the turbo switch for I to full. Then, hold Select + I and press Run on the title screen. Extra credits

    Contributed by: Mr T Virus 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
Full Game Guides Guide and Walkthrough by Kenshin Zlash 19K

R-Type Cheats For Amiga

  1. Unlimited lives

    At the high score screen, enter SUMITA.

    Contributed by: Bodobodot 

  2. Cheat Mode

    Load the game, then press the Help button, type me, then press the Cursor Up button when prompted to insert disk two. Insert disk two and press the Space button to continue loading. Then, press one of the following keys during game play to turn on the corresponding cheat.

    Effect Effect
    F5 No damage from collisions
    F6 No damage from enemy fire
    F8 Orb controlled by Joystick in mouse port
    F7 Unlimited credits

    Contributed by: lockshaw13 

R-Type Cheats For MSX

  1. Cheats

    While playing, press ESC to pause the game, press F2 + Shift and before unpausing, press the following keys (without the quotes) on the MSX Keyboard:

    Effect Effect
    "F" Decrease Lives
    "B" Disable Invincibility
    "3" Ground Shot
    "E" Increase Lives
    "A" Invincibility
    "2" Laser Shot
    "0" Normal Shot
    "BS" (Backspace) Skip Levels
    "D" Speed Down
    "C" Speed Up
    "1" Wave Shot

    Contributed by: ReyVGM 

R-Type Cheats For Sharp X68000

  1. Level Select

    At the main menu, set "Demo" to the stage you want to start at, then highlight "Play 1P". Now, hold the following keys: G + E + A + S + T and start the game. If done right, you'll start at the level you selected.

    Contributed by: ReyVGM 

R-Type Cheats For Turbo CD

  1. Inivincibility

    At the title screen, press the following buttons. "No Death" will appear on the screen if it was entered correctly.

    Up, Left, Down, Right, Up, Down, Right, Down, Left, Right Inivincibility

    Contributed by: ReyVGM