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Average Player Score Based on 300 ratings
8.1
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Score Breakdown Based on 300 ratings
  1. 10 (43)
  2. 9 (92)
  3. 8 (110)
  4. 7 (33)
  5. 6 (13)
  6. 5 (3)
  7. 4 (0)
  8. 3 (2)
  9. 2 (1)
  10. 1 (3)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Rating:8.6

    A laser-blastin' good time!

    R-type is one of those games that immediately comes to mind when you think of space shooters. Rather than top-down like many others, this one has a side-scrolling perspective. This came can be blisteringly difficult. The... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about R-Type

  • Rating:9

    The right type

    R-Type is considered a classic, and rightly so. It's less a question of "Do you like games?" and more a question of "Do you like having fun?". It's the perfect concoction of pick up and play - the Master System version s... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    $5 well spent for a brutal and fun game.

    If you think this game is easy you must be a crazy gamer because this is one of the hardest games that i have ever played in my whole entire life. Yeah just because its an old game it is terrible, NO objection its an ins... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    A faithful adaptation of the original arcade game--no longer separated by two hu-cards--R-Type is a fun trip.

    R-Type for the Turbo Grafx-16 is a rare gem of a find these days, but at the time of its release, it was as close to the arcade as it could get. Unless you're a hardcore collector of valuable HU cards, you won't have to... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5.5

    Intense, but there are much better VC games out there.

    While R-Type certainly is a classic old-school shooter, it simply doesn't compare to some of the other VC games available. The game does throw up some extremely intense action, but it gets repetitive too soon. This is in... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    This is my favorite shooter !

    I just fell in love with this game. I am not a real fan of shooters like this but this one was so fun. The graphics really got me to check this one out but the music and gameplay just racked up the positive points this ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.9

    God brought Rock 'n Roll to you; but Irem brought you shmups.

    To conceive where we are going, we must first appreciate where we have been. The year is 1987, and juvenile delinquents across the globe are engrossed as their precious allowances get devoured by an epidemic sweeping ... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful