R-Type

Released: 1991
Game Code: DMG-RE-AUS

Written by: Ben Kosmina

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Thank you for selecting the R-TYPE Game Pak for your Nintendo Game Boy.

CONTENTS
MISSSION STATUS.................3 POWER UP ITEMS......................8
R-TYPE SPACE SHIP...............4 ENEMIES.............................9
USE OF CONTROLLER...............5 BOSSES.............................11
SCREEN DISPLAY..................6 HIGH SCORE AND CONTINUE............12
POWER POD.......................7 HINTS TO WIN.......................13
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MISSION STATUS

The World Government intended that the fact-finding mission to Galaxy X1X be
kept under wraps; yet information gathered from the mission had later leaked to
the press and confirmed the public's most dreaded suspicions; extra-terrestrial
mutants from the BYDO Empire were indeed consolidating their forces and soon
would be departing their space bases to launch an all-out attack on the Earth.
It's up to you now in your R-TYPE Spaceship to stop this threat.
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R-TYPE SPACESHIP

The World Government has asked you to lead an attack on the BYDO Empire to
destroy El Supremo and his five warlords. However, launching a successful attack
with a large battle cruiser is impossible - the Empire's radar would detect it
before you could fire one shot so chances for a surprise attack would be lost.
Yet, the R-TYPE Spaceship is made of a rare metal alloy and armed with a laser
cannon. Its speed gives it the edge.
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USE OF CONTROLLER

Controller Pad
Maneuvers R-Type Spaceship up, down, forwards and backwards.

Select Button
Turns music and sound on or off. Also selects difficulty level, easy or hard.

Start Button
Starts and pauses game play. Also used to resume a paused game.

A Button
Launches Power Pod from R-Type ship. Also used to bring the Pod back to the ship
when not attatched.

B Button
Fires the gun on the R-Type ship and pod.
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SCREEN DISPLAY

[big picture of game screen]
Enemies
They enter from all areas and are attatched to walls and ceilings.

R-Type
Your Spaceship with power pod attatched.

Beam Gauge
Shows the strength of your laser cannon. By holding down the B Button, your
cannon will increase in strength. When it reaches the end of the gauge, your
cannon is at maximum power.

Score
Shows your total point accumulation.

Extra Life
Shows how many extra lives you have.

Items
By destroying the POW Shuttles, items will appear. To obtain an item, guide your
ship through it.
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USING THE POWER POD
The Power Pod is your most powerful weapon. The first POW Shuttle you destroy
will give you the pod. It can be used in three different ways: in front, in back
and as a shield.

FRONT
Your pod can be sent ahead of you to spread out your fire, but the power up guns
can only be used when the pod is attatched.

BACK
Hook it on to your back by launching ahead of you, passing it, and running tail
first into it.

SHIELD
All enemy fire (except one) and enemies can be destroyed by the pod. However,
some enemies take longer to destroy than others.
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POWER UP ITEMS
After collecting the pod, every POW Shuttle you destroy will leave you a power
item. Three of a kind will make an item its strongest.

SPEED
[flaming 'S' picture]
Increases maneuverability and quickness of ship

PLASMO
[round ball picture]
Ball of energy that can destroy anything it touches.

LASER 1
[circle with '1' in it]
Long in length and bounces off walls.

FIRE CHAIN
[circle with '2' in it]
Fires directly parallel to the ship and travels the outer surfaces.

BUBBLE UNIT
[circle with '3' in it]
Covers a great area directly in front of the ship.
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ENEMIES
Show these enemies you're the boss! Each enemy is unique and needs to be handled
in its own way. Acting quickly is your best line of defense. One big advantage
is to collect power-ups.

Pow Shuttle
Always carries power-up items you can use.

Mr. Mee
Attacks you from the top and the bottom of the screen.

Armoroid
Attacks with few, yet powerful blasts. Act quickly.

Baldo
A difficut obstacle to avoid and destroy.

Sora
Can't be destroyed, so act wisely and avoid it.
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Transbot
These will follow you wherever you are. Fire fiercely!

The Follower
This enemy does flying tricks while firing at you.

Gobuka Brain
These brains will be your shadow in Stage 2.

Scorpio
This enemy comes from the top and bottom of the screen.

Drifter
A moving obstacle. Mostly harmless.

Gauntlet
Act quickly and get through this death trap.
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BOSSES
Bosses must be defeated to clear each stage. Although they are the most powerful
enemies in R-TYPE, the Bosses do have weak spots. Find their weak spots and take
advantage of them.

GLADIATOR GOMBA BATTLESHIP CRUISER
[boss picture] [boss picture] [boss picture]

BALDO GARDENS LUNAR BYDO
[boss picture] [boss picture] [boss picture]
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HIGH SCORE AND CONTINUE
Compete against friends and family for the highest score. When your first five
sips have been destroyed, a Game Over screen appears. Wait for it to pass. If
you have earned at least 30,000 points, the game will ask you to enter and save
your initials. Select your initials by pressing the controller pad right or left
then push the A or B Button to save them. After your ship has been destroyed
five times, you will be offered the chance to start again from where you last
were, with credits. But this opportunity will only come twice.

[high score picture] -------- [Continue picture]
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HINTS TO WIN

1) Upon encountering Gomba, you will meet Insuloo who protects Gomba by spraying
deadly gas at his enemies. Fire at Insuloo so that he will become temporarily
frozen. Be careful though because even when he disappears, he'll soon be back
ready to destroy.

2) When entering Stage 3, be sure to have power up #3. This is useful in your
voyage through the Battleship. While under the front of the ship, position
yourself so that when you fire your fire chain will go up, allowin you to knock
out the missile controllers.