£29.95crt

R-Type has been hugefy successful on both coin-ops and home computers, and console owners certainly would not want to miss out.

The level design and adversaries are exactly the same as all other versions - familiar territory indeed - and the weapon power-ups are the same too, well impressive when it's all attached, boasting several kinds of laser, homing missiles, drones and speed-ups. All of which is needed to deal with an enormous number of attacking aliens and deadly end-of-level guardians that take a lot of killing.

The two bad things to note about this version are that ship movement is sluggish and when there are a lot of sprites on-screen it flickers horribly. Apart from that it's just as addictive and thrilling as ever. One of the best shoot-em-ups on the Sega.

Bob Wade

GRAPHICS
4
IQ FACTOR
2
AUDIO
6
FUN FACTOR
8
ACE RATING
808
Rating
81
Reviewer
ACE magazine
Region
UK
Scans
ACE-Magazine-Issue19?gallerypage=60

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