R-Types is based specifically on the arcade versions, and is a retail PlayStation product, released in Japan on May 2, 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.
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.