As retro gamers, it is always nice to see our favorite classics get some new life and be able to play them in ways we haven’t before. DotEmu has ported over the original R-Type to Android devices running Android 2.1 and up and even made it Xperia Play optimized.
According to the Market page they have kept all the original specifics and is just the way you remember it:
“The game is the challenging R-Type you used to play before. And we kept all its specifics, just the way you remember it! Fly through 8 levels with 3 different control options. Play in two difficulty levels. Upgrade with new weapons, power-ups, and attachments. Defeat 8 unique bosses and waves of various enemies.”
The app will cost you about $4.12 which is a little pricey for a Android game app but is on par with most Virtual Console style releases, so you’ll have to decide if it is worth it.