R-Type Tactics

R-Type Tactics

R-Type Tactics

The scrolling shooter meets Advance Wars.

Has anyone done this before? A turn-based shoot-'em-up? We really can't think of one.

Before we find out either way, let's marvel at R-Type Tactics for what it is: a semi-remake of the R-Type saga where each side politely waits for the other one to have a go. And instead of one solitary ship blasting through the Bydo Empire, you have an armada.

As regular shmup tradition dictates, you start on the left and make your way to the right, encountering and attacking enemies through the fog of war en route to the main objective, usually the opposing flagship. In fact, one of the first few missions is a fight against Dobkeratops, the infamous first-level R-Type guardian with the large tail and the weak-point in his belly. Except this time with less bullet-dodging and more hit-point management.

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R-Type Tactics gets release date

R-Type Tactics gets release date

Classic shooter reinvented for PSP.

Rising Star Games has announced a release date for R-Type Tactics, the new PSP instalment in the classic side-scrolling shooter series.

R-Type first appeared in Japanese arcades back in 1987. It's gone through various iterations since then, but has always been about blowing up aliens.

In R-Type Tactics you play a commander leading a small armada on a mission to defeat the Bydo, a mysterious alien race intent on destroying humanity. There are many copies. And they have a plan.

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