R-Type I
Platform PC Engine
Genre Action; Shooter - Horizontal
Publisher Hudson Soft
Developer Hudson Soft, IREM
Release Date 3/25/1988
Series R-Type
Personal Details
My Rating
Index 83
Collection Status In Collection
Original Yes
Completed No
Product Details
Format HuCard
Language Japanese
No. of Disks 1
First half of R-Type. For the US, R-Type I and II were combined into a single cart.

Ground-breaking hori shooter that demanded methodical memorization and deliberate thought in terms of power-ups. You can fire your option-like object forward (where it can shoot on its own), or bring it back (attaching fore or aft of your ship) to use it as a shield. Charged shot mechanic, and multiple alt fire types.

This JP version supposedly gives you a password upon completing it that can be used in R-Type II, which is the second half of the game.