Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'R-Type'

Rating:5 User: p13z

Seminal spaceship shooter, across all platforms. The Spectrum conversion went above and beyond the necessary, bringing the game in colour, with colour attribute clashes virtually eliminated. The gameplay was also smoothly and faithfully reproduced. This was released at a time when similar coin-op conversions were simply monochromed for the Spectrum due to the old colour map situation.
In my opinion, the effort put into converting this game helped the humble Speccy continue to be seen as a viable gaming machine, in an era becoming dominated by 16 bit machines.