First Look: R-Type set to land on iPhone and iPod Touch
R-Type, arguably the sweetest side-scrolling shooter to grace any video game console over the past 2 decades, will be making its way to the App Store as a faithful port of the original arcade hit. Â EA Mobile will be publishing this hotly anticipated shooter and we’ve been sent several screenshots of this upcoming title. Some of the features will include:
- Blast off and strike the evil Bydo Empire. Pilot a futuristic fighter, the R-9a â€œArrowhead,â€ and attack wave after wave of Bydo baddies in old-school side-shooter style
- Wide variety of different power ups and ship upgrades
- Includes original arcade game features including eight unique levels with 8 different bosses each and three different controls â€“ tilt, touch and virtual D-Pad
- 3 different control modes and multiple difficulty modes
So far, no word on exact pricing and release date, but it is said to be “coming soon”. Fans of R-Type hopefully won’t have to wait long to relive this 80’s arcade phenomenon right from their iDevice. More screenies after the break.