R-Type was released in the arcades in 1987 by Japanese gaming powerhouse Irem and is considered an iconic and fondly remembered game that saw its release on home machines such as the PC Engine, SNES and even the Sega Master System.
Yep, the Megadrive has yet another new title to add to its resurgent splendor and you guessed it it’s R-Type or as its more fittingly called, Mega R-Type.
The Bydo alien blasting, ‘Force’ Pod wielding, Arrowhead piloted shoot ’em up famed for its unrelenting space based action is finally coming to the Megadrive and it looks a blast.
Developed on the Sega Game Development Kit (SGDK) an open source development kit that anyone can get their hands on, a demo of Mega R-Type is available right now if you want to test it out and see why R-Type is a classic game.
You’ll need an Everdrive cartridge or you can run it on an emulator.
But before that you probably want to see Mega R-Type in action, well here you go!