Super R-Type

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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Virtual Console Roundup

Virtual Console Roundup

Super R-Type, Mega Turrican and Operation Wolf.

Another two weeks, and another slim selection of new VC titles seemingly designed to deflate our enthusiasm. Just three games have joined the line-up since last we spoke, two of which will leave many feeling déjà vu, while the other provides a good argument against paying for unadorned ROM emulations.

Here we go again...

Super R-Type

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Super R-Type and Op Wolf on VC

Can't we have some cartoon platformers?

Have you done enough shooting this week? If not, you might be interested in this week's Virtual Console releases on Wii - Super R-Type and Operation Wolf.