R*TYPE COMPLETE CD
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(c)1991 IREM CORP.
Release : 1991-12-20 (¥7500)
SuperCDRom² ICCD 1001
Shooter / Horizontal
R*Type Complete contains the full R*Type game, with new remixed CD quality musics and detailed animation cut-scenes. The first two HuCards released in 1988 offered only few stages each because of technical limitations (R-Type 1 contained Levels 1 to 4, and R-Type 2 levels 5 to 8). The American version, however, was squeezed in one Hucard. This CDRom adaptation uses the same controls and concepts than the original arcade. Fly the R-9 fighter and strageticaly use your little flying pod (called the Force) to defeat waves of diversified enemies from the Bydo empire, without forgetting the huge bosses including the prominent Dobkeratops, the weird and suspiciously-genital Gomander and the single and gigantic battleship covering the whole of stage 3. A story line has also been added to the mix, we get introduced to real human characters like the R-9 pilot, called Ryo Minamoto and the girl on his side, Leza Steffany and the fight of Humanity against the evil Bydo Empire.
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R*TypePart-1 (Pce-Hu) R*TypePart-2 (Pce-Hu)
SuperR*Type (Sfc) R*type3TheThirdLightning (Sfc)
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R*Type was first released in the arcades in 1988 by Irem and is a milestone in the video game and shooter history. Numerous console and computer adaptations and sequels exist: R-Type (Msx, 1988), R-Type 1 & 2 (PC-Engine, 1988), R-Type (MasterSystem, 1989), R-Type 2 (Arcade, 1990), Super R-Type (SuperFamicom, 1991), R-Type Complete (PC-Engine, 1991), R-Type Leo (Arcade, 1992), R-Type 3 The Third Lightning (SuperFamicom, 1994), R-Types (Playstation, 1999), R-Type Delta (Playstation, 1999), R-Type DX (GameBoyColor, 2000), R-Type Final (Playstation 2, 2004).


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This version is amazing. It is almost identical to the arcade game, only a few loss in graphic detail and, sadly, some nasty flickering. The animated cutscenes are average but are an effort to create a story line connecting all the game eight stages together. The music remixes are correct but are sometimes a bit over the top, a bit too techno which doesn't really fit the world of R*Type. About the game difficulty, I personnaly found this version easier... or maybe I'm getting better at it, who knows. This version is one of my favourite console conversion of the game and was worth every penny even if I was initally expecting a couple of hidden or extra stages. Is it worth if you already own the Hucard version ? I'm not sure... I would say yes but this version can reach high prices and it is preferable to buy a Rtype Delta or Final for the same bucks. I personnaly bought all of them, but I am crazy.




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