R-Type is a side-scrolling arcade shooter released in 1988, created by Irem Corporation. The game is in the category of "shoot 'em up"s.
- R-Type uses a charged shot system. THe player can tap the button rapidly to fire many weak shots, or hold the button down to charge a more powerful attack that can instantly destroy most enemies it touches.
- The powerup, known as "The Force", floats around and can be attacked to either the front or back of the ship. When attached, it fires its weapon depending on its weapon type. If released, it will shoot bullets to the right.