I’m not big on games. I don’t have the time or the patience to play, but from time to time I find a game that gets me stuck to my iPhone and makes my carpal tunnel even worse. My latest addiction: R Type, by DotEmu SAS in partnership with EA Games.

The reason why I like this game so much is because I used to play it on my Comodore 64 when I was a kid. No need to tell you that lots of memories resurfaced as I went through the various levels…

Why mess with a classic? R-Type for iPhone & iPod touch stays true to its roots, re-capturing the look and feel of one of the biggest arcade game hits from back in the day.

Blast off and strike the evil Bydo Empire! Pilot your futuristic fighter, the R-9a “Arrowhead,” and attack wave after wave of Bydo baddies in old-school side-shooter style. It’s the relentlessly challenging R-Type just the way you remember it!

Fly through 8 levels with 3 different control options – tilt, touch, and virtual D-pad. Play in two difficulty levels. Upgrade with new weapons, power-ups, and attachments. Defeat 8 unique bosses in awesome battles, too.

I’m currently stuck at level 6 and can’t seem to go any further. Download R Type from the App Store and try to do better than me! You won’t be disappointed. That was the best $2 I’ve invested in a game so far.

  • Tony

    Yes rtype was one of my favorite shooters as a kid. I used to play it for hours on the sega master system. I downloaded this a few days ago and it brought back memories. Same goes for streets of rage and shining force.

    • Tony

      Hmm come to think of it… I wonder if the extra continues trick works, or if the secret stage is there. Can’t remember if it was in level 4 or 5.

  • Burge

    What a game. Talk about reliveing you childhood. It’s a mustn!!