Information for the following ROM(s): rtypep1
R*Type I © 1988 Hudson Soft.
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|R*Type I for the PC-Engine was released on March 25, 1988 in Japan by Hudson Soft.|
[US] "R*Type [Model TGX040011]"
In 1988, the standard of HuCARD capacity was only 2 MegaBits and Hudson Soft, obviously, couldn't make R*Type fit in such a small amount of space. Or at least this is the story as it is generally told. So two different games were released a few months apart. The first one only features the first four stages from the arcade game and the second episode includes the rest of the game. A password is given to the player at the end of R*Type 1 to start R*Type 2 with all the weapons and power-ups slowly accumulated in the first episode. A second password, given at the end of the second game, can be entered in R*Type 1 to access the second loop (The password menu can be accessed by pressing Select and Run on the title screen).
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