All I remembered was that this game was awesome. And it delivered.
I played R-Type for a few minutes yesterday AND IT IS FREAKING AMAZING! I think this thing did my grocery shopping, walked my dog, and invented happiness all while giving me a back massage and telling me I looked amazing today.
I love this damn game. And heck, R-Type probably had the coolest Master System cover (they were generally REALLY bad)
I think there are a few versions of this game, and certainly a few sequels, but I played the Sega Master System version. I remember vaguely playing this game as a kid, but it’s occupied a sweet spot in my heart since then… with River City Ransom and Contra… ahhhhhh
Really, what’s not to love about R-Type? Getting massive powerups (seriously, there was so much carnage that I didn’t even notice when I picked up sweet homing missles… sweet) to kill freaking aliens who are filling the screen trying to kill you… so good.
Read: my previous played it for 5, Altered Beast
And finally, for your viewing pleasure, an original ad for the Sega Master System… so good.