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Romset and name:
rtypeleo R-Type Leo (World)
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Year:
Genre:
Shooter
Category:
Shooter / Flying Horizontal
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Driver source:
Language:
English
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Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 concurrents)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
80 to 90 (Very Good)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
320x240@60 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
NEC V33, NEC V35
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
Irem GA20, Speaker, Yamaha YM2151 OPM
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.36b6 released on sep-29 1999
Last release:
Mame 0.220 released on apr-06 2020
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Bios:
Not required
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Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
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Status
OVERALL:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
Preliminary
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 28 years ago:

    R•Type Leo © 1992 Irem.

    R-Type Leo is a horizontally-scrolling shoot-em-up and is the third and final arcade release of this classic series (although numerous console-only sequels would follow, see 'Series' for details).

    Mankind are currently at peace with their former adversaries, the Bydo Empire, and have taken the opportunity to undertake a massive project called 'Project Paradise'. This involved the construction of an artificial terrestrial-like planet called 'Eden', created as a safe haven should humanity once again find itself under threat. However, soon after construction is completed, 'Major' - the bio-computer system responsible for maintaining Eden - malfunctions, taking control of the planet's defences and launching an attack on mankind. It is up to the newly-developed 'R-9 Leo' fleet to fly in and stop Major's assault on its creators.

    R-Type Leo deviates from the gameplay style of its predecessors by removing the use of both the 'Force Pod' and the 'Wave Cannon'. The new weapons are called 'Force Bits' (later identified in "R-Type Final" as "Psy Bits") and the 'Bit Shot'. The three 'Force Bit' weapon types are:
    • Red - Claw Laser: a powerful horizontal laser beam and horizontal traverse wave
    • Blue - Mirror Laser: fires multiple, ricocheting lasers.
    • Green - Search Laser LRG: fires semi-homing lasers that can bend at 90 degree angles.

    Unlike previous 'Bit' devices, the 'Force/Psy Bits' are capable of firing either forwards or backwards (their direction dictated by the movement of the ship itself). Finally, the 'Wave Cannon' is replaced by a 'Bit Shot', in which the Psy Bits detach from the ship and collide with the nearest enemy. The Bits can only do this for a limited time before running out of energy, and must be recalled to the ship to recharge.

    R Type Leo consists of 6 stages and is the first game in the series to allow 2 players to play simultaneously.

    TECHNICAL
    Irem M-92 system hardware

    Main CPU: V33 (@ 9 Mhz), V30 (@ 7.15909 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), GA20 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

    Screen orientation: Horizontal
    Video resolution: 320 x 240 pixels
    Screen refresh: 60.00 Hz
    Palette colors: 2048

    Players: 2
    Control: 8-way joystick
    Buttons: 2

    TRIVIA
    Released in December 1992.

    R•Type Leo was developed by Irem's internal group, 'Nanao' (authors of the famous "Meikyuu Jima"); the original authors of R•Type's series moved to 'Aicom' (bought by SNK) and went on to develop another superb shoot-em-up, "Pulstar"; released in 1995.

    SERIES
    • R•Type (1987, Arcade)
    • R•Type II (1989, Arcade)
    • R•Type Leo (1992, Arcade)
    • R•Type III - The 3rd Lightning [Model SHVC-ER] (1994, Super Famicom)
    • R•Type Delta [Model SLPS-01688] (1999, PlayStation)
    • R•Type Final (2003, PS2)
    • R•Type Tactics (2007, PSP)

    STAFF
    Game planners: Hirogon, Akikaze
    Programmers: Denden, Yuki, Drunker, Shaka
    Graphics designers: Sakotan, U.W.F., Maccoy, Kimi, Hidarin, Kakapo, Yassy
    Sound: Hiroshi, Aiai

    PORTS
    • COMPUTERS:
    PC [MS Windows, Online] [EU] (dec.9, 2011) "IREM Arcade Hits" by DotEmu
    Apple MacIntosh [Online] [US] (aug.21, 2011) "Irem Arcade Hits" by DotEmu
    PC [Desura] [US] (nov.2, 2013) "IREM Arcade Hits" by Plug In Digital

    CONTRIBUTE
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