Friday, June 26, 2015

R-Type Deluxe


R-Type is a game that means so much to me for a couple of personal reasons. Firstly, because I consider it to be a great arcade shooter and secondly, it was bought for me for my 17th birthday by my parents!

Now, what if you could take this old shooter and make it even better by using the enhanced hardware of the Atari STe - the Blitter, hardware scrolling, DMA audio, and more. Stephen Jones (aka Bod!) is doing just that and is grafting hard to write the most advanced version of R-Type ever. He is progressing nicely and will often tease the Atari community with regular updates and some incredible screenshots. The pictures you see below were kindly sent to me by Stephen and I've recorded a video for y'all to drool over! :-)