Copyright Arc Developments, 1991 (Activision)
Unofficial Amiga CD32 Compilation By Heavy Stylus
WHDLoad Patches By Dark Angel of Gore Design (R-Type) & Mr Larmer (R-Type 2)
My first attempt at a multi-game compilation, R-Types CD32 is a homage to the original R-Type compilation released for the Playstation back in 1999. This CD32 port consists of both Factor 5's Amiga conversion of R-Type and Arc Developments' R-Type 2, with each game selectable via holding down either the red or blue controller buttons during boot-up (otherwise a simple menu screen is displayed with loading instructions).
When you consider the amount of shovelware released on the CD32, it seems odd that no-one considered officially porting across these two classic Amiga games back in the mid-nineties; it would have been amazing to see an enhanced version with 256 colour AGA graphics on the console (especially R-Type, which currently uses the Atari ST 16-color graphics and sprites despite the use of superior grpahics hardware). However, lack of improvements aside, these two timeless shooters still play as well today as they ever did.
(Note: A keyboard is required if you wish to play R-Type 2 in two-player hot-seat mode, but otherwise both games work perfectly on a standard CD32. As the two-player mode basically involves 'taking turns' at playing the game (unlike the excellent arcade sequel R-Type Leo), I've decided against adding 'Keyboard Required' to the subtitle here).
R-Types CD32 Front CD Insert
R-Types CD32 Back CD Insert
R-Types CD32 (Full Game .iso)
(Return to the Unofficial Amiga CD32 Conversions page).