R-Type Dimensions EX

Esquadra, Tozai Games, Inc.

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
80
Top Critic Average
80%
Critics Recommend
Based on 10 critic reviews
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R-Type Dimensions EX

Rating Summary

Based on 10 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

80%

Critics Recommend

Based on 10 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCNov 28, 2018
Nintendo SwitchNov 28, 2018

Developers: Esquadra, Tozai Games, Inc.

Genre: Action

The coin-op classics, R-Type & R-Type II, are together on Steam! Fight through all 14 Bydo-infested stages in retro 2D graphics or shiny 3D graphics - and swap back and forth with the touch of a button 'on-the-fly'. The new 3D graphics are accompanied by fully re-imagined arrangements of the timeless R-Type music tracks! The classic game-play remains untouched while the new Infinite game mode allows continuous progression from game start to final boss... the Bydo will not evade you this time! Both game modes can be played as single player or local multiplayer. Pull yourself together, save the earth and strike down the Evil Bydo Empire!!



Two Complete Games!: All 8 original R-Type levels + all 6 original R-Type II levels. Classic gameplay is unchanged and just as challenging as the original coin-op versions.



Hi-Res 3D Graphics + Fully Revamped Music!: Choose between 2D graphics with classic, retro music or shiny 3D graphics with snazzy, reworked music and sound effects. Switch between graphic and audio modes with the press of a button during play!



New Infinite Mode!: With infinite ships you’re sure to finally conquer the Bydos! Stage select allows you to practice and play the levels you want.



Classic Mode!: Play the classic R-Type & R-Type II just like the original version!



Co-Op Mode!: Go it alone or blast the Bydos with a buddy. Play friendly without collision, or flip it on for competitive play!



New features!

1080p remastered.

Breeze through the bullets with your slow-motion button, or increase your speed with the fast-forward button. In Infinite mode, you can also power-up your ship to its maximum with one button!

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

The best 2D shooters of the retro era return once again, with a good value package that has plenty for new fans and old.

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ZTGD

8 / 10.0
Drew Leachman

Shoot ‘em up fans will find a very nice set of games here. The HD upgrades look great and the music is fantastic. People looking for a trip down memory lane will have a good time as well and players looking to see the old school in action will get to see R-Type in its original glory. This is one mini collection that is done right and still keeps the old school feel while looking fresh.

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PlayStation Universe

8.5 / 10.0
Timothy Nunes

R-Type Dimensions EX has everything you need to get back into these classics. A few adjustments made can take some acclimation time. Still, this is a complete package for anyone looking for an old-school arcade shooter.

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Nintendo Life

8 / 10
Nintendo Life

If you're an R-Type fan you already know that R-Type Dimensions EX is worth getting. Both games are handled brilliantly, whether playing with the old-school sprite-based art style or the enhanced polygonal one. Interestingly, the gamers who may get the most out of this are those who generally struggle to do well in shoot ‘em ups: the brilliant Infinite mode makes a usually hardcore genre far more accessible, meaning everyone – regardless of skill level – can enjoy the satisfaction of beating the game, submitting their score to the online leaderboards and trying to improve next time.

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