R-Type and R-Type II (compilations)

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R-Type and R-Type II
Developer(s) Irem
Tozai Games (X360)
Platform(s) PlayStation, Game Boy Color, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Genre(s) Side scrolling shoot-em-up
Mode(s) Single-player

Irem's side scrolling shoot-em-up Arcade, R-Type and R-Type II have been rereleased several times in collective works which include both games.



R-Types is based specifically on the arcade versions, and is a retail PlayStation product, released in Japan on February 5, 1998. Later released in Europe around September, 1998 and in North America on February 2, 1999. Later on, it was released through the PlayStation Network, in Japan on December 21, 2006 and in North America on April 24, 2008.

R-Type DX[edit]

R-Type DX is based on the prior Game Boy color ports, and is a Game Boy Color release.

R-Type Dimensions[edit]

R-Type Dimensions is based on the arcade versions, now featuring the ability to change between the original graphics and a newly created set, in real time. This is a product for the Xbox 360's Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation 3's PlayStation Network.

IGN editor Cam Shea ranked it 10th on his top 10 list of Xbox Live Arcade games. He praised Dimensions for its challenge and the ability to switch between current and classic visuals, but felt that the price may be too high for the product.[1]


  1. ^ "IGN's Top 10 Xbox Live Arcade Games". IGN. 2009-05-07. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 

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