Revisit the 80's (mesh half-shirts and Keds optional) with this classic, old-school shoot 'em up! One of the decade’s most popular arcade games will awaken fond memories of jangling quarters, Jolt Cola and week-old popcorn. Fire up your iPhone or iPad and get ready to go back... to R-Type!

Blast off and attack the evil Bydo Empire. Use everything in your arsenal to take them down – don’t be shy! It's retro, it's fun and it's a “10” on the difficulty scale. Finish this masterpiece and carve your name amongst the greats!

Remember how damnably difficult R-Type was? Well it still is, because we stayed true to the original, just the way you remember it! Choose between two difficulty settings, utilize two different control options and soar through eight jam-packed levels, each with its own unique boss. Upgrade to new weapons, power-ups, and attachments as you battle wave after wave of enemies.

- Universal version
- Enhanced Touch mode
- Eight levels and two different control options: touch and virtual D-pad
- Two difficulty settings
- Available in 10 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Portuguese
- Full Retina Display support
- Game Center: unlockable achievements + online leaderboards

What’s New

Version 2.4.6

Updated for the latest devices and Oses. UI issues fixed

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings


iOS13 not supported

Use to be the greatest all time game until the iOS updated to 13 . Now the ship now instantly jumps to the far right side when you touching the far left side of screen accidentally. Please fix?

Wastlander ,

broken under IOS 13

great game, very hard. Game is not formatted for the newer iphones with the notch so it does not make full use of the screen. The game does not work properly under ios13. the touch screen buttons on the right side are now huge and cover a third of the screen. I have discovered however that this can be fixed in the setting section by resizing them.
Also, since the screen does not make full use of the screen, touching the far left side of the screen will now warp you to the far right of the screen which usually results in immediate death. This bug is almost a game breaker when using the touch controls. I find it to be highly annoying and frustrating, especially when I’ve almost beat a level and accidently slide my finger to far to the left off the viewable portion of the screen the game, which happens all the time!
Please please fix this. i thought it was bad when the sides of the screen were just dead zones but now it is instant death.

Catastrophic haha ,

Stuck on fourth lvl

Well first of all this game is so wonderfully difficult probably the most difficult game I’ve ever played in my life. So I’m willing to share some brotherly slang to those out there who don’t understand what’s going on. “F***k!!!” means that I didn’t accomplish what I wanted. “What in the hell?!!!!!!!!” means I have no idea what hit me. “S**t!!!!!” means I missed a power up. “Are you freakin serious right now!!!!!!!!!” means I fought one of the bosses and died.

App Privacy

The developer, DotEmu, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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