XBLA: R-Type Dimensions

February 3, 2009 by · Comments Off on XBLA: R-Type Dimensions 

Despite releasing during an era characterized by unfortunate haircuts and glam rock, 80’s arcade game “R-Type” managed to define the shooter genre – which is why Xbox LIVE is bringing this classic to our own Arcade with “R-Type Dimensions” on February 4.

Coin-op classics “R-Type” and “R-Type II” come together as “R-Type Dimensions,” with original 2D and new, fully-enhanced 3D graphics. The classic game play remains untouched, while the all-new “Infinite” game mode allows even novice pilots the chance to complete both games in either solo or co-op play via Xbox LIVE.

Published by Microsoft and developed by Tozai Games and SouthEnd Interactive, “R-Type Dimensions” will be available for 1200 Microsoft Points worldwide on February 4.  The game is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.

PSP Review: R-Type Tactics

October 9, 2008 by · Comments Off on PSP Review: R-Type Tactics 

Turning a space shooter into a tactical one is an odd choice, will it work for R-Type?

In a desperate war against the mysterious alien race known as the Bydo, humanity sends wave after wave of fighters into Bydo space – none of which are ever heard from again. Mankind’s main hope now resides with a lone commander, sent to lead a small armada on a perilous mission into the heart of the Bydo Empire. Low on fuel and forced to scavenge resources and equipment from his surroundings, the commander must use all his cunning and wits if he hopes to succeed, let alone make it home alive. Read more