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R-Type Returns on Switch and Steam

There are certain games that bring a surge of rose-tinted nostalgia. Renowned as one of the true greats of the shoot-em-up genre, R-Type is one of those games. With its HR Giger inspired art, fast-paced action, and exquisite level design, it's rightly regarded as one of the best in its class. Back in 2009, Tozai Games remastered it for the high-definition generation, with a compilation entitled R-Type Dimensions Now, nearly ten years on, that remastering is being re-released on new platforms.

Coming to both Steam and the Switch before the end of 2018, R-Type Dimensions is a faithful recreation of the original two games in the series. They can be played with both the original graphics, or the new high-def graphics, depending on your preference. As well as all the features of the first remake, this new remake will be adding new features in the form of a "Full Power-up" mode, and a Fast Forward function, allowing the already speedy game to be sped up further. Check out the swanky new trailer above for more details.

Gary “Dominoid” Sheppard

Gary “Dominoid” Sheppard

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Rasher
Rasher - 03:14pm, 13th September 2018

OMG I more than loved this game, this was beyond a classic.

Played it to death in the arcades and on the GameBoy (Original)

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dominoid
dominoid - 08:52pm, 14th September 2018 Author

the GameBoy port is one of the most technically impressive too. Given the limited power of the system they did an amazing job.

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