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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

R-Type - Atari ST [031] PlayThru

Here is another arcade port to the Atari ST, a side scrolling shooter, R-Type!  This port was made Electric Dreams.

NOTE: A trainer was used for making this capture.

And I must say, i think they did a fabulous job.  Control is good, the tunes are decent, and the art is very colorful. 

I have yet to cover many of Electric Dreams ports/creations, but this game is definitely programmed to target the Atari ST's features, not some quickly rushed out 'port' that just barely runs on the hardware.

I think this is definitely a good title to play on the ST.  The only other question is, how does the more recently ported R-Type Deluxe for the Atari STE compare?  Hopefully I will capture that release in the future!

Oh, and cheats are built into the game. Here is how to access them -

When asked for the second disk, press "Help" key, then type "ME" and press "Cursor Up"-key. Now function keys hold the cheat functions:

F5  Invulnerability from objects
F6  Invulnerability from lasers
F7  Infinite credits
F8  Enables nose cone control with mouse

Capture info -

This video was captured on January 27, 2019.

Game was played on an Atari 1040 STf, TOS 1.4, 1MB, equipped with a CosmosEX from Jookie.
A Best Electronics ST Monitor to VGA cable was used, connected to an OSSC 1.6 (processing the video in Line4x mode), with the output being captured by a Startech USB3HDCAP.

Video was edited with Shotcut.

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