Retro Revival Developer Port R-Type To Android



DotEmu, a French publisher focused on reviving retro games, have released the original R-Type for Android devices today. The game was originally released by Irem for arcades, the Amiga, Atari, Commodore 64 and other systems in 1987.


The Android version of the game has been fitted with a new touch-control system and retains the features of the original game. It also allows you to share results over OpenFeint, and is also “officially optimized” for Sony’s Xperia Play.


R-Type is compatible with OS 2.1+ devices with a screen resolution of 480×320 and greater. Officially supported devices include Samsung Galaxy S / Google Nexus S, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab, among others.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.