R-Type Dimensions EX
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Developer: Tozai Games
Content Rating: Everyone
The coin-op classics, R-Type & R-Type II, are together on Nintendo Switch! Fight through all 14 Bydo-infested stages in retro 2D graphics or shiny 3D graphics - and swap back and forth with the touch of a button 'on-the-fly'. The new 3D graphics are accompanied by fully re-imagined arrangements of the timeless R-Type music tracks! The classic game-play remains untouched while the new Infinite game mode allows continuous progression from game start to final boss... the Bydo will not evade you this time! Both game modes can be played as single player or local multiplayer. Pull yourself together, save the earth and strike down the Evil Bydo Empire!!
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Interestingly, the gamers who may get the most out of this are those who generally struggle to do well in shoot ‘em ups: the brilliant Infinite mode makes a usually hardcore genre far more accessible, meaning everyone – regardless of skill level – can enjoy the satisfaction of beating the game, submitting their score to the online leaderboards and trying to improve next time.
R-Type Dimensions EX is a perfect fit for the Switch due to its fast-paced gameplay and arcade nature. The developers have managed to come up with a brand new way for both newcomers and veterans to enjoy those insanely difficult games without the need of throwing the handheld across the room in frustration. In a console filled to the brim with excellent shoot ’em up titles, R-Type Dimensions EX stands out as one of the best offerings so far.
R-Type Dimensions EX is a solid tweaking of a remaster that was pleasing to begin with. The original titles are classics, and while their difficulty is well known, the tweaks and additions make this more accessible to new players by getting them interested in playing the game the right way. There's already plenty of good shooters on the Switch system, but EX is still a great addition to that growing genre library.