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Reviewed: R-Type Final
Author: Michael Ahlf       Date: March 21st, 2004
Page: 3

Final Breakdown


Classic R-Type gameplay - fun but demanding.


Well updated graphics and 3-D backgrounds and transitions; only pixelation on some effects, and occasional slowdown with high numbers of moving objects, gives away that it's a PS2 game. 

Sound and music:

Nice but not necessary, and sometimes sounds one is listening for don't happen if too much is going on.

AI and Difficulty:

AI? Not that much. Difficulty? Ridiculously hard, but you don't have to play on that setting.

Controls and Interface:

The PS2 controller doesn't QUITE work for it on some points (shooting and manipulating right-stick aim, for certain ships, is a pain). Overall, nicely done however. I suggest playing with the D-pad for motion, even though the L-stick is also enabled.


A great game to own for short gaming bursts when you don't know what else to play, but don't expect to be able to sit on it that long unless you're highly skilled or on a low difficulty setting.

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Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
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