Tozai Games’ new update to the classic space shoot ’em up, R-Type, is out now on PC and Nintendo Switch.
If you’re of a certain age, you only need to the look at the iconic screenshot above to get warm fuzzy feelings about childhood trips to the video game arcade.
Irem’s R-Type is a classic of its genre, and Tozai’s remake takes the timeless arcade original – along with its sequel, R-Type II – and gives it an all new visual and audio spruce.
Like Lizardcube’s excellent remake of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, the original version’s 2D graphics and chip-tune music can be flipped at the touch of a button to a new 1080p update, with 3D assets and remastered audio.
The game features a few extra bells and whistles, including a Full Power-Up Mode that allows players to instantly max their ship’s firepower in Infinite mode, and two-player couch co-op.
Other additions include a level-select option, custom controller configuration, and a slow motion mode for us oldies. The Nintendo Switch version also includes in-game achievements.
R-Type Dimensions EX is available now with a 20% launch discount on Steam and the Nintendo eShop.