R-Type Dimension’s Crazy Cool Graphics Filter

By Spencer . February 4, 2009 . 12:21pm


Just got started with R-Type Dimensions and the neatest addtion is the graphics filter. This Xbox Live Arcade “game” is actually two games. Tozai Games remade R-Type and R-Type 2 with prettier 3D graphics for the Xbox 360.


Don’t like them? You can switch back to classic 2D graphics while you’re blasting the Bydo Empire’s swarm of spaceships. The on-the-fly graphics change is instant too so you can flip-flop between retro and future in the heat of a boss fight. You can also tilt the camera so you can see either game at an angle which is a little disorientating. Still, it’s an awesome trick that let’s players visualize R-Type in true 3D. Switching the graphics is a little feature compared to toning down the difficulty by letting new players cruise through with infinite lives and the help of a friend, but I’m impressed by it. More 3D remakes should include a “now and then” filter.



Images courtesy of Tozai Games.

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  • Just got this as well. R-Type is really REALLY hard but damnit I love them all.

    I’m kinda bummed that the production values weren’t that high (or they neglected some stuff) like spelling errors, no button assigning, minor issues with choppy scrolling and no upgraded soundtrack (hell, I could’ve done that cheap!).

    Still, two great games and the graphics makes a difference! The filtering is something they probably stole from Omega Five though.. Retro mode there was awesome. Infinite mode is fun to work your way from like 99 lives used to whatever makes you happy. Honestly though, with the 1200 price tag I would’ve expected less issues.

  • oh and it was developed by SouthEnd Interactive, Tozai just holds some intellectual properties and acts as publisher

  • daizyujin

    1200 points is too much for this. Especially when put against Omega 5 and Ikaruga.

  • Did they have to move the Beam counter at the top of the screen, though?

    • You can put it at the bottom, check the options. However this seems to mess up the wide-screen for me for whatever reason O.o this game is full of bugs and that makes me sad.

  • Mister εΊ­

    I want this on my PS3! ;_;

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