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I'm Gaming Jay: Youtube gamer, let's player, retrogaming fan, and determined optimist... Join me in this series while I try out EVERY game in the book 1001 VIDEO GAMES YOU MUST PLAY BEFORE YOU DIE, before I die. The game review for each game will focus on the question of whether you MUST play this game before you die. But to be honest, the game reviews are just for fun, this series is more about the YouTube gamer journey. Let's try out those classic retro games we grew up with, have fond memories of, or heard of but never got a chance to try! And with that said, the game review for today is...
Genre(s) Side-Scrolling Shooter
I went into this game thinking, "OK here we go, another side-scrolling space shoot 'em up". However, once I started to play this game, I instantly recognized this game was a step above the rest. First things first, R-Type Delta is a very nice 3D shooter with smooth controls and fun levels. In fact some of the cities in the first few levels looked really damn cool to me for some reason, and even though this is a relatively old game, the graphics do hold up reasonably well. I think the reason for this is that the game only ever models ships and other mechanical things that you would expect to be blocky in design. Hence, the relatively simple polygons of the PSX actually seem to fit the things on the screen.
In terms of gameplay mechanics, R-Type Delta reminds me a little of Mega Man. Like any space shooter, you tap the shoot button to fire and have to fend off swarms of enemies that are constantly spawning. However, you have the option to hold the shoot button down and charge up a more powerful shot, doing more damage in an intense burst. This reminds me of Mega Man's charge blaster.
On top of this charge mechanic, there is a very unique and very cool ability that your ship has to absorb energy from enemy bullets. In most space shooters, when the enemies shoot at you, if you don't dodge their bullets you die. However, in R-Type Delta your ship actually has a little energy shield which you can use to absorb enemy shots. If you absorb enough power, then you can do a more powerful attack! However, if a bullet gets past your little shield and does hit you, you will die. This is such a cool mechanic! It creates a real risk/reward aspect to enemy bullets. It could be easier to dodge them, but if you try to "catch" them instead, you can actually become more powerful. I really liked this gameplay element.
I suppose the only other thing to mention is that there are a few different types of ships in R-Type Delta that you can choose to play with, and each has distinct special attacks. Hence, there seems to be a fair amount of replayability here as players may want to experiment with the different ships.
Other than that R-Type Delta is a pretty typical shooter but I found myself enjoying this game quite a bit. I think the levels are well done, the enemies interesting, and the mechanics of it were empowering. This was a fun little game that surprised me and that I think is one of the more enjoyable shooters I've ever tried. Worth a try in my opinion!
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