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R.TYPE

Mobile gaming meets console control

Backbone controller frame
backbone controller
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Description

R-TYPE, THE CLASSIC ARCADE SHOOTER, RETURNS AS A UNIVERSAL APP! Revisit the 80's (mesh half-shirts and Keds optional) with this classic, old-school shoot 'em up! One of the decade’s most popular arcade games will awaken fond memories of jangling quarters, Jolt Cola and week-old popcorn. Fire up your iPhone or iPad and get ready to go back... to R-Type! FEEL THE BLAST! Blast off and attack the evil Bydo Empire. Use everything in your arsenal to take them down – don’t be shy! It's retro, it's fun and it's a “10” on the difficulty scale. Finish this masterpiece and carve your name amongst the greats! INCLUDES THE ORIGINAL FEATURES… Remember how damnably difficult R-Type was? Well it still is, because we stayed true to the original, just the way you remember it! Choose between two difficulty settings, utilize two different control options and soar through eight jam-packed levels, each with its own unique boss. Upgrade to new weapons, power-ups, and attachments as you battle wave after wave of enemies. ... AND SOME NEW FEATURES TOO! - Universal version - Enhanced Touch mode - Eight levels and two different control options: touch and virtual D-pad - Two difficulty settings - Available in 10 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Portuguese - Full Retina Display support - Game Center: unlockable achievements + online leaderboards

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Next-level mobile gaming
Backbone controller frame
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Better accuracy with directional pad and joystick sensitivity.
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R.TYPE is compatible with the Backbone One on any iPhone running iOS 15.0 or newer.
R.TYPE
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Backbone One iOS gaming controller angled 3/4s towards the screen without a mobile phone attached
iPhone 12 attached to Backbone One iOS gaming controller with Call of Duty: Mobile pictured in Backbone iOS app
iPhone 12 attached to Backbone One iOS gaming controller with Call of Duty: Mobile pictured in Backbone iOS app
Backbone One iOS gaming controller angled side-on towards the screen without a mobile phone attached
Backbone One iOS gaming controller angled side-on towards the screen without a mobile phone attached
Backbone One iOS gaming controller angled side-on towards the screen without a mobile phone attached
Backbone One iOS gaming controller angled side-on towards the screen without a mobile phone attached
Backbone One iOS gaming controller angled side-on towards the screen without a mobile phone attached
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