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R-Type
アール・タイプ
July 1987

 
 


 

 
R-Type - Irem Game Music
アール・タイプ ~アイレム・ゲーム・ミュージック~

SOUNDTRACK
DETAILS
Format Cassette Tape
Released 25 Jan 1988
Publisher G.M.O.
Product ID ALC-22921
Size (cm) 11 x 7 x 1.5
Weight (kg) 0.08
PRICE
STATUS
Vintage cassette soundtrack release, featuring a selection of tracks from:
- R-Type (1987)
- Kaiketsu Yanchamaru (1986)
- Yo Jyu Den (1986)
- Moon Patrol (1982)
- Battle Bird (1985)
- Lode Runner (1984)
- Mr.Heli no Daibōken (1987)

Standard tape packaging, audio tape, inlay.

R-Type Part-1
アール・タイプ I

PC ENGINE
DETAILS
Format PC Engine
Released 25 Mar 1988
Publisher Hudson
Product ID HC63007
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Hudson's flawless PC Engine version is a joy to behold even today - this was the game that single handedly kick started the PC Engine's career.
The downside is that it only features half (four stages) of the arcade - the second part was released separately!

Standard PCE case, 2Mbit HuCard, 4-page monochrome manual.

R-Type Part-2
アール・タイプ II

PC ENGINE
DETAILS
Format PC Engine
Released 3 June 1988
Publisher Hudson
Product ID HC63009
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Part 2 of Hudson's extraordinary PC Engine version, featuring stages 5-8.
Was the split a genuine technical issue, or was it simply an opportunity to sell two games instead of one?
The truth is out there...

Standard PCE case, 2MBit HuCard, 4-page monochrome manual.

R-Type
アール・タイプ

SEGA MARK III
DETAILS
Format Mark III
Released 1 Oct 1988
Publisher Sega
Product ID G-1364
Size (cm) 14 x 10 x 2.5
Weight (kg) 0.12
PRICE
STATUS
Despite being technically ridiculed by the trailblazing PC Engine version, the Mark III R-Type does surprisingly well.
Developed by Compile, it includes all 8 stages and even manages to throw a extra one in.

Standard 'Gold Cartridge' packaging, 4Mbit cartridge, monochrome booklet.

R-Type
アール・タイプ

MSX
DETAILS
Format MSX
Released Dec 1988
Publisher Irem
Product ID IM-04
Size (cm) ?
Weight (kg) ?
PRICE
STATUS
Don't let the nice packaging fool you: the MSX R-Type was, like its host hardware, completely outdated by the end of 1988.
Admittedly as an MSX1 title it's of a very high standard, but considering how late this came out why didn't Irem choose to develop the game for the superior MSX2?

Large plastic case, 3Mbit cartridge, manual.

R-Type
アール・タイプ

X68000
DETAILS
Format X68000
Released June 1989
Publisher Irem
Product ID IX68-01
Size (cm) 22 x 16.5 x 3
Weight (kg) 0.24
PRICE
STATUS
Presented in the same packaging as the MSX version, the X68000 port is light years ahead of it in terms of accuracy. In fact it's an excellent version. Only one left in stock!

Large PC-style packaging, 1 x 5" floppy disk, manual.

R-Type
アール・タイプ

GAME BOY
DETAILS
Format Game Boy
Released 19 Mar 1991
Publisher Irem
Product ID DMG-REA
Size (cm) 10 x 9 x 2
Weight (kg) 0.06
PRICE
STATUS
Look out! The GB R-Type is a nasty botch-job whose crude visuals and prehistoric style of gameplay have f-all to do with what the game is about.
Only hardened collectors need apply.

Standard small-size GB packaging, 1Mbit cartridge, instructions booklet.

R-Type Complete CD
アール・タイプ
コンプリートCD
PC ENGINE SUPER CD-ROM²
DETAILS
Format PC Engine
Released 20 Dec 1991
Publisher Irem
Product ID ICCD1001
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
The complete PC Engine package! All 8 stages reunited, a super-smooth CD soundtrack and tons of colourful intro animations.
Stunning in every way.

CD case, PC Engine Super CD-ROM² disc, colour manual, spine card.

R-Types
アール・タイプス

PLAYSTATION
DETAILS
Format PlayStation
Released 5 Feb 1998
Publisher Irem
Product ID SLPS-01236
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
2-in-1 release for the PlayStation that features superb versions of both:
- R-Type (1987)
- R-Type II (1989)
Both games are replicated perfectly and beautifully presented alongside a super-smooth CG intro film, an interactive 'R-s Museum' gallery and an interesting preview movie of R-Type Delta (1998).
Very highly recommended!

CD case, PlayStation CD-ROM disc, colour booklet, spine card.

R-Type DX
アール・タイプDX

GAME BOY COLOR
DETAILS
Format Game Boy Color
Released 12 Nov 1999
Publisher Epoch
Product ID DMG-ARUJ-JPN
Size (cm) 12.2 x 9.5 x 2
Weight (kg) 0.08
PRICE
STATUS
'Deluxe' compilation of the not-so-deluxe Game Boy versions of R-Type and R-Type II.
Both games are presented in 'Original' (B&W) or 'Color' modes, along with an all-new 'R-Type DX' game that mixes stages from both games.

Standard GBC cardboard packaging, 8Mbit cartridge, booklet.

R-Types [R's Best]
アール・タイプス [R's BEST版]

PLAYSTATION
DETAILS
Format PlayStation
Released 25 Oct 2001
Publisher Irem
Product ID SLPS-03310
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Re-issue of the PlayStation 'R-Types', released on the same day as a 'R's Best' R-Type Delta [SLPS-03311].
Game content remains identical:
- R-Type (1987)
- R-Type II (1989)
But the preview movie of Delta and the interactive 'R's Museum' have been removed.

CD case, PlayStation CD-ROM, colour booklet, trading card, spine card.

 



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