R-Type

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[9002] - published by SEGA. Average Reader Rating: 8.60

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A classic SMS shooter. It's a near perfect arcade translation, and comes damn close to being as good as the TG-16 version!

 


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2012-08-24
From: BluBlaDe   (
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Comments: What the fuck man these graphics looks as good as the SNES.

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2012-05-17
From: Rain   (
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Comments: Very good game for it's era and its genre. got pretty difficult in the later levels, and i heard somewhere it couldnt be completed. not sure how true that is though. not really my genre though so never spent much time playing this game. but its playability still holds up today. id say its only woth playing it on a console as trying this on a keyboard would be hard as hell

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2011-12-07
From: BluBlaDe   (
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Comments: Fuck you Sam

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2011-05-31
From: stimie   (
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Comments: I shit a condom one time. Stupid jail...

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2011-05-11
From: Paul   (
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Comments: Side-scrolling shooters always strike me as glorified versions of Defender (which they are in a way, I suppose); R-Type is no exception to this "rule" of mine. Guess there's only so much that can be done within the side-scrolling format. Oh, well.

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2011-04-28
From: Sam   (
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Comments: Everybody shits out poop, but only special people like me also shit out cum.

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2011-03-08
From: deathadder x   (
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Comments: R-Type on the Sega Master System is a simple personification of 8-bit side-scrolling, enemy-blasting, power-up collecting glory. The Graphics are pretty phenominal considering the limitations of the Master System, and the type of game R-Type is. Yes the ol' SMS can hold it's own with this one, throwing as as much onto the screen as it can; with mild flicker and slowdown as a result. Still, the enemies look great and the overall level design is awesome. The Bosses are huge and come with some pretty nifty animations. Your ship is also very well animated and is easily identifiable in the heat of battle. Moral of the story, Kickass! The Music and Sound is great! When it comes to the audio department, most people thiink the SMS is inferior, but that's bullshit. The Music is very close to the arcade version, as are the sound effects. Well. As close as you can get from a T.I. SN76489 chip, but still very reasonable. The Controls are spot on. Ducking and weaving is a breeze, shooting down alien scum is no problem, and the overall responsiveness is key. And the Gameplay... is just as you expect it to be. R-Type. In conclusion, If you haven't played R-Type yet, just do it and stop being a bitch.

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2010-10-12
From: Super Stage!   (
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Comments: 2nd best game for the SMS!!!!!!!!!!!

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2010-04-02
From: Arnold   (
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Comments: A perfect arcade translation and one of the best 8-bit games!!!!

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2009-04-27
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Comments: The SMS version of R-Type would have been a great game if it were not for the constant flickering which severely hinders gameplay, especially in later stages. The PC-Engine version is much superior in that regard.

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2008-09-26
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2008-09-15
From: The Flying Dild   (
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Comments: It's a fact that you cannot complete this game whilst masterbating and rubbing cottage cheese into your chest. However if you don't do any of that stuff whilst playing it you'll find it a very enjoyable experience, but not as enjoyable as masturbating whilst rubbing cottage cheese into your chest. Good conversion, but not as good as masturbating whilst rubbing cottage cheese into your chest....and so on...

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2008-07-15
From: Infernal   (
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Comments: The best game of the genre sure as shooting.It's also very tough from the beginning to the end and the soundtracks are simply catchy.When you get up to the 7th stage,the challenges become next to impossible to overcome as the alien spaceships begin to attack from every direction.Added to that,the two final bosses will make life tough for most players ,not least Bydo.When you use the keyboard to play shooters, it seems the difficulty level increases 10 fold and dodging the enemy fire is certainly a fruitless endeavour. The arcade version of R-Type is much better, though it does not have a secret stage as in the SMS version.It's a good thing that this game had many follow-ups and I doubt the latest one will be The final version as stated.

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2008-05-25
From: Marcelo   (
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Comments: One of the best game for master system.

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2008-01-28
From: ninjataki21   (
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Comments: absolutely incredible.makes me all moist

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2007-09-24
From: orm and cheep   (
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Comments: it probably is the best shoot'em up on the Master System {I haven't played Aleste or Slap Fight Yet!} but graphical flicker makes this version very forgiving.

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2007-06-24
From: Fernando   (
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Comments: The best game of the Master System

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2007-03-18
From: vangore   (
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Comments: Super game. Circle around the screen avoiding those big ball bullets and enemies. With enemy bosses that took up 1/3rd of the screen the graphics were great. Tons of flicker and slow down but the slowdown actually helped you get around those bullets. The original arcade game had Nintendo written on the side, but Sega was the only one to have the home port.

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2006-08-01
From: leeroy   (
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Comments: i wanked over this game 1 day and it has never worked since!gutted

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2006-07-27
From: Peter Parker   (
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Comments: The best shoot, ever. The main reason because I bought a SMS when I was child.

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2006-06-22
From: karol   (
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Comments: eu quero jogar

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2006-04-25
From: Sir David   (
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Comments: This is a kickass game to play on the Game Gear with the Master Gear Convertor. Blows the hell out of the awful Game Boy Color R-Type DX. It doesn't have the annoying up and down scrolling the TG-16 version has and it has a hidden level which is hard as hell. Every gamer period should own this.

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2006-02-12
From: Peter   (
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Comments: Im Gay, I stupit peron , ia only talk abou t shit in this post, my rate about my

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2005-10-04
From: Peter   (
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Comments: I played this game and scored over 200,000,000 points. I am so smart! I am smarter than you Sam!

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2005-10-04
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Comments: This game is fantastic! I got a second hand copy of it real cheap at some market! It's better than the Turbo Graphix 16 and Amiga! And it's got a secret level to go with snazzy music too! This MS version rocks when ya play it on a GENESIS/MEGA DRIVE in glorious stereo sound and a wide screen TV! The best one!

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2005-08-20
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petrit  (more)
Comments: even now when i have free time i play with it.

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2005-06-22
From: firelance   (
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Comments: the best shooter on the sms by far r type still rules in my humble opinion

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2005-06-08
From: paul   (
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Comments: this was the best game going, the best version of r-type ever!!!!!!!!

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2005-05-12
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Ro  (more)
Comments: YIPPEEE!!! I've finally found this game. I wanted this so badly! I plugged it in my Sega Master System, played it and screamed "SEGA!"

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2005-01-25
From: r typography   (
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Comments: pure genius reviews at the time "arcade perfect" bullshit. hard to play, but then, who cares. bydo rock bye

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2004-11-03
From: RAMBO   (
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Comments: Arapt fuck you this game sucked major ass just like your ugly ass bitch

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2004-11-03
From: Skittles   (
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Comments: I like poontang

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2004-10-05
From: aprat   (
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Comments: One of the best games ever. Hard as hell and beautiful.

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2004-03-09
From: ok-dude   (
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Comments: beautiful game with terrific controls. that little ball thing is very fun to use as well. i wish that the big ship would randomly appear at levels, cuz its always such a downer to fight. but yeah..

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2004-02-16
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Plumper  (more)
Comments: This must go down as the ONLY side scrolling shoot em up I have have loved! Pure ecstasy, for your fingers and eyes, fnarr fnarr! But seriously another one bought again from the child hood collection and stayed in the veins!

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2004-02-07
From: piranhaman   (
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Comments: what! no posts for this long- im disappointed. my advice is to get M.A.M.E and visit www.romshare for every single release all free to download!!!!!!!!!

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2004-01-03
From: piranhaman   (
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Comments: i want to root this game because it is simply the finest shooter ever. if u dare to criticise it u need to pull ure head outta ure ass

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2003-11-24
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Cybersamurai  (more)
Comments: I LIKE IT!!!I LIKE IT ALOT!!!!!!

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2003-09-30
From: sms expert   (
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Comments: best shooting game ever

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2003-08-25
From: Joe   (
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Comments: It's simply a great game. I didn't give the master system a chance until I tried this game. Its really addicting.

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2003-08-18
From: jdk   (
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Comments: the best of the best i was dreaming with baby green angels for about a month until i beat this mother f.

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2003-08-17
From: greaserpunk77   (
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Comments: A really good-looking, solid game. Could have been better if maybe there was a two-player simultaneous mode, or if the stage didn't stop and start over whenever you died...and if I remember correctly, there was no continue feature. I couldn't beat it without the invincibility code. I got pissed at the end, when all the other R-Type thingies came out. I was all like, "Where the heck were you when I was dodging those stupid aliens?!" Fun game, anyways.

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2003-08-03
From: Twiggy   (
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Comments: Ive completed this game after about oh u know ummmm 10 years? its a great game extremely difficult. Fav level is the 3rd, killing the big breen machine.... just awesome

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2003-06-03
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Freddix  (more)
Comments: One of my favourite shoots'em'up for the past . . .

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2003-05-29
From: Jorge María Rus   (
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Comments: Todos ustedes son unas maricas. Me cago en todas sus madres, chorro de hijueputas, puñeta, carajo.Les doy F a todos por gay.

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2003-05-25
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Ro  (more)
Comments: GOTTA ADD THIS TO MY SMS COLLECTION!!!

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2003-04-29
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Ro  (more)
Comments: Just gotta get this game off of Ebay.

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2003-04-26
From: meman887   (
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Comments: this conversion of r-type dosn't even come close to the orignal zx specrium version the one I think even comes close to the orignal on the zx spectrium is the one on the good old snes

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2003-03-20
From: Wendy   (
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Comments: Hey ya! This game was very hard and I was frustrated nearly every time I played it ! And I never made it : ( But it was great ; )

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2003-01-30
From: Marc   (
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Comments: Why did anyone like this one so much? Everyone at school couldn't get enough of it but Transbot was way better. I might buy it if its a couple of £ on the market one day. Although, I don't have a console anymore...

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2003-01-28
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moroz1999  (more)
Comments: The best Shooter ever existed!!!!! Here is a link for all you R-Type fans: www.zone.ee/rtype

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2003-01-07
From: yong   (
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Comments: A little hard but exiting.

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2002-10-18
From: Lou   (
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Comments: One of the first translations to a home console and it was a good one! A little flickering but hey, you can't get arcade perfect with a z-80 processor! Some slow down in the game but doesn't affect the game too much. Yet another reason I became a Sega system lover....now back to Ikaruga!

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2002-08-27
From: Le vick   (
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Comments: One of my favourits. There was an invurlnability cheat for this game a friend and I discovered. Made it a hole lot easier!

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2002-08-11
From: lere   (
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Comments: I beat this game only once but it was the funnest game ever

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2002-08-04
From: Jorge   (
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Comments: Marvelous! I and my father loved this game. Too hard.

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2002-05-23
From: Randy Salazar   (
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Comments: Go to fuckin hell thois game so so hard i burned my fuckin house down seriuosly man. but it was the ass fuckin best ame i ever played!!!!! To suck your ouw dick stick your head between your legs and suck WOW

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2002-05-04
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David Medina  (more)
Comments: What else I can I say? It\'s freaking R-Type for crying out loud! I love the fact that there is a SMS exclusive hidden level at some point at the game (I forget where). Overall, this is one shooter that anybody should try. It is a arcade classic!

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2002-05-02
From: will young   (
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Comments: The greast shoot um\' up on the SMS (not that it had much competion). If you feel you need a SMS shooting game go and get other wise there\'s heap\'s better shit out on other format\'s like... ah huh like... oooo that\'s it yeah babe... like radien. (Sorry i just blew my load)

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2002-05-02
From: kelesis   (
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Comments: just a legend! however the seventh level is too difficult. i never completed the entire game without the tips. it is a quite exact clone of the arcade version, good job SEGA! from France, ils doivent pas etre loin, je bande déjà!

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2002-04-26
From: SMS Gamer 86   (
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Comments: A kick-ass shooter that is hard but fun. I had alot of fun playing this game. Damn near impossible to finish without using that invincibility cheat. And that secret level made the game sooo much fun!!

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2002-04-11
From: Mesca   (
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Comments: one of the best SMS games!! i love it!

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2002-04-10
From: Ramon Ramos   (
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Comments: i like this game but its extreme hard

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2002-03-27
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The Hexer  (more)
Comments: I have had this game for as long as I can rember and I have never gotten board with it it\'s just that good, I can\'t even put how good it is into words!!!

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2002-01-08
From: toastlad   (
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Comments: An impressive conversion but its hard to imagine anyone now releasing a game with as much flicker as R-Type SMS. Unbelievable! When things got busy on screen the slow down was vicious. Insane!

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2001-12-05
From: Chef Cannibal   (
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Comments: This game : simply put the Turbo-Grafx 15b version TO SHAME - thank you

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2001-11-26
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Bert from Belgi  (more)
Comments: GREAT GREAT GREAT but HARD HARD HARD!!!

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2001-07-12
From: A kid   (
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Comments: I agree with Firestorm: The SMS had better shoters than this. Is a good translation and all that stuff, but Aerial Assault has some really cool levels and Power Strike had some really catchy tunes and cool levels. This is a good shoter overall, but the SMS has some neat stuff that beats this one in almost every aspect. If you want to get shootie, then grab Aerial Assault or Power Strike....This one is great too, but not the best shooter for the SMS.

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2001-07-12
From: Ahneo L.A.   (
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Comments: This goes out to firestorm. If you didnt like this game, what planet did you come from homie!!? in that time, perfect arcade translations were impossible but R-TYPE for the SMS was as good as it got back then. You couldn't have asked for a more perfect traslation than this one besides a little slow down some times when too many enemies would be on the screen at once. I kinda liked the slow downs sometimes because they gave me a way out of danger. if you pay attention, and concentrate, you could use it to your advantage and tap you way out of a tight spot. Anyway,forget what this guy's saying,add this one to your collection!!.

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2001-06-09
From: wren   (
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Comments: This games graphics are amazing! So is the whole SMS, really. I can't believe how great of a translation this is.

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2001-05-31
From: TIM DAVIS   (
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Comments: THE ONLY SHOOTER I EVER LIKED AND IN MY OPINON THE BEST VERSION OF R-TYPE HANDS DOWN, STILL CLASSIC FUN

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2001-05-30
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Rich  (more)
Comments: R-Type kicks ass! The best game for SMS, EVER! Really, this game fuckin' rocks!

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2001-05-28
From: purple haze   (
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Comments: THIS IS THE SHIT!!! BEST SHMUP SAGA EVER!!!

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2001-05-22
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Gam09Bo07  (more)
Comments: This would have to be the best side scrolling shooter on this system. Not another game comes close. Bomber Raid is a great shooter, but I'm referring to the side scrollers, not front. Doesn't make much of a difference, but I make one so that I can put both of these games at the front of the pack. This game had some of the best graphics and music on the system as well. Very colorful, too. Not to the point of being vomit-inducing like Fantasy Zone II though. It's an excellent arcade port and worth playing any day.

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2001-05-12
From: Vidal   (
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Comments: Please, this is R- Type... you know, R- Type.

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2001-04-27
From: freddie star   (
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Comments: the flicker, what about the freakin flicker?

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2001-04-21
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2001-04-19
From: Ipojucan Dias   (
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Comments: The best music Score!

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2001-03-23
From: atarijagman   (
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Comments: Great game! The coolest part is the secret level in that one red level.the one where you fly r-9 into the cieling.

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2001-03-15
From: slimy sam   (
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Comments: sweet daddy, sweet. rocks the spot everytime. buy.

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2001-03-15
From: tracy trevor   (
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Comments: this game rocks the bells. go see the doctor sweet daddy

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2001-03-15
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JersyDvl  (more)
Comments: Ro, you are wrong. R-Type is not a Nintendo game. It was made by Irem Corp.

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2001-03-11
From: BigB   (
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Comments: This was trully a FUCKING CLASSIC!!!!

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2001-03-10
From: Mark Robotnik   (
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Comments: I was 16 or 17 when I played this for the fisrt time. Now I am 15. It rocks.

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2001-03-06
From: Ryo Hazuki   (
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Comments: If you want to play a real home version of R-Type, play it on Turbografx-16 and the R-Types compilation CD on Playstaion.

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2001-03-01
From: Ro   (
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Comments: This game is actually a Nintendo title, because it licensed the arcade version. You can find this game along with its sequel n R Type DX for Game Boy Color.

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2001-02-24
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Mark Plumlee  (more)
Comments: Top 10 games on system, maybe best shooter, great for nomad with converter! get it

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2001-02-21
From:
some guy  (more)
Comments: beautiful game, and IMHO, BETTER than the tg16 version! (not that r-type is bad on any platform, but hey...)

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2001-02-20
From: Derf   (
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Comments: A great game and hard as hell. Like many games on the SMS, the poor control of the gamepad made it even harder. This was the best home version of R-Type until the TG16 one came out.

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