It all began in 1987 with a revolutionary arcade shooter called R-Type. Now the classic shooter is back for a final appearance with new features and the same exciting, revolutionary gameplay that started it all. Use the unique Force System to power-up your ship as you choose and send it into battle against the evil Bydo. With over 100 ships to choose from and an almost unlimited amount of customization options, R-Type Final is the definitive shooter on the PlayStation 2.
Mankind created the Bydo in the 26th century as weapons of ecological destruction against our enemies within the galaxy. Unlike conventional weapons of defense, the Bydo were conceived as limited range weapons with the purpose of destroying every ecological form in their path.
The Bydo were placed inside a container almost as large as the moon where they consumed everything and continued to evolve. A combination of physics, genetic engineering, and black magic resulted in man-made creatures of evil.
Mankind intended to send the Bydo through a wormhole to the enemy solar system to annihilate their planet. However, there was a slight error and the Bydo became active in our own solar system. For 150 hours they raged until they were carried away to another dimension by a special weapon. It appeared that mankind in the 26th century was safe.
After wandering for what seemed like an eternity in an alternate dimension, they reappeared in the 22nd century to demonstrate their power against Earth. Generations have passed since that encounter, and each of the four subsequent invasions has resulted in human victory.
Now, the Bydo are revitalized and prepared to invade again. As a result, Operation Last Dance has been issued for what should be the last battle against the Bydo.
Key Game Features:
Unlock and customize the weapons and paint jobs of over 100 distinctly different ships.
Modify your ships’ look and feel with a huge number of weapons, power-ups and colors to match your fighting style.
Blast your way through a variety of amazing levels, countless enemies, and enormous bosses.
Brand new AI Mode allows custom ships saved on a memory card to battle head-to-head against the computer or your friend's customized machines.
Select from multiple game modes and difficulty levels.