When I recently heard that the old-skool classic scrolling shooter R-Type was coming to Android, I was rather excited, it was about the only game I was ever good at. And as of 2 days ago, it arrived! :-D So here is a quick peek at a few screenshots and initial thought of this classic “reborn”.
Now having downloaded this onto my 10″ Android Honeycomb Tablet, I wasn’t expecting the graphics to be much good on such a large screen, but I was rather surprised! its just as I remembered it from the late 80’s.
The controls take a little getting used to, although I had it on touch anywhere mode, you can set it to have an onscreen joy-pad. There are also options for turning off autofire, but I prefer that on! lol. On the right side there is the “beam” button, if you hold this the laser powers up and shoots a burst upon release. Other buttons appear as the power ups are collected.
There are also various worlds that need to be unlocked, but as yet, havent got that far.
The bottom edge is slightly cut off, but i think that’s mainly because of the task bar sitting along the bottom in Honeycomb, but didn’t in anyway detract from the game. The game is also Xperia Play Optimised, so proper D-Pad controls will be available if you are lucky enough to own one.
Its very playable, and I can see me having hours of fun, and frustration with it. (as I don’t seem to be any good at it any more!! :'( lol.)
So another great classic game comes to Android, and its available NOW in the Android Market.
Posted by: Ross