I finished R-Type Final on normal. Ok, technically I only beat 1 final level out of 3 but hey, the credits rolled on!
I am not an expert on that type of game but it was fine. Thankfully, you unlock unlimited continues as you play
so if like me you're not a pro, you still stand a chance of make it through the game if you're persistant enough.
Oh and the credit song is called "Proud of you".
Anyway I don't know if sometime you had the impression that Shmup are dumb
, that you just shoot stuff until it dies while avoiding bullet.
Well, not at all here. XD
There are actually some strategies to choose when dealing with the game challenges.
Do I keep using the charge shots to deal with the enemies. Do I instead use the force (weapon) on the ship to regularly shoot upgrade bullets instead?
Do I detach the Force to use its own special bullet or ram it in the enemy or both?
And if the detached force home in on the enemy, do I let it do to and do my best meanwhile not trying to get hit by stray bullets?
Do I risk using the screen clearing attack that takes forever to build up to kill a boss that is visibly almost dead?
How do I deal with waves of enemies coming from both the front and the back?
And then there is that spiral made of enemies, half of them being indestructible that you enter from backward (attack wise)
and you have to make it to the center to destroy its core. XD
Pro tips : charge shots that actually pierces walls are lifesavers in some spots.
At the very least it makes the second boss much more simpler.
Also, the Tentacle Force is very wide and will block lot of stuff for you.