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R-Type Hu Card (Game Cartridge)

(NEC - 1989)

TurboGrafx R-Type Game Cartridge
Ok R-Type really doesn't need much of an introduction as it is the epitome of all side scrolling space shooters and was released on so many platforms that I can't keep track. Heck, there is probably a port of the game to play on your calculator. But there is a reason it had flooded the market... it's just that good!
Few side scrolling shoot-em-ups of the 16 bit era had the stunning visuals incorporated them like R-Type did. You can't help but scan around the screen, taking in the backgrounds and environment as you blast the crap out of the enemies.
You fly your R-9a "Arrowhead" space fighter through various levels, battling the evil Bydo Empire. There are various power-ups along the way but odds are that you will fail in your mission. The difficulty of completing your task is proportionate to the amount of fun you have. R-Type is voted into the top ten most difficult games to beat according to IGN.
I would say that the game play for this cartridge rates 9-10, controls 7-10, and overall 8-10. A must for lovers of space, shoot-em-up, action games. Challenge a few friends to see who can make it father into the levels before their inevitable demise.

Specifications for the TG-16 R-Type Game Cartridge

Basic specifications for the NEC TG16 R-Type game cartridge are listed below.
Release date:
Original Price:
US $29.99
3-3/8"L (86mm) x 2-1/8"W (54mm) x 1/16"D (2mm)
Power Supply:
Powered by the Turbo Grafx 16 cartridge port.
Box Contents:
(1) R-Type game Cartridge
(1) R-Type Instruction Manual

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