h1

R-Type review (iOS / Universal)

July 18, 2013
All these images were taken from version 2.0 on either my 4th gen Touch or 4th gen iPad

All these images were taken from version 2.0 on either my 4th gen Touch or 4th gen iPad

10 word description: R-Type, classic arcade shooter, returns as a universal app.

r-type pic 0104

10 word review: One of my favourite games returns, with some minor issues.

r-type pic 1157

You will like this if you enjoy: R-Type.

r-type pic 1171

The good news: At last, it’s back on the app store. The control buttons can be positioned wherever you want them.

r-type pic 1173

The bad news: The local (device) high score still resets to the factory default after every game. I really don’t like that. The game now has a requirement for a device with a front camera, purely to prevent it being run on older devices, such as the iPad 1st gen and 3rd gen Touch, which the original version had no problem running on. Runs slightly too fast on iPad 4; turning video filtering off helps, bringing it back to a speed that doesn’t feel wrong.

r-type pic 1164

Arcadelife verdict: It’s not a massive improvement over the version that was pulled some time back, although it’s worth getting (at least it was for me) for the universal update and configurable controls. I wish they would sort out the local high score, so that I can see – while I am playing – my best score so far. It’s not much to ask is it?

r-type pic 1170

Arcadelife rating

Presentation – 8/10
Visuals – 7/10
Controls – 9.5/10
Content – 9/10
Fun – 9/10
Final rating – 8/10

ALMOST

Rating categories explained here.
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 2.0
iTunes link
Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
4th gen iPod Touch (iOS 6.1.3)
4th gen iPad (iOS 6.1.3)

r-type pic 1174

r-type pic 1166

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: