Stop what you're doing and watch this R-Type animation


On mute, to a soundtrack

For quite some time now animator Paul Johnson (of TIE Fighter fame) and a small team have been working on an animation homage to R-Type, and it's finally done. Released under the Mashed umbrella, it tells the story of a guy getting sucked into an arcade cabinet, just like Darkwing Duck in the episode "Whiffle While You Work." His mom said he could be anything, and he became a video game.

But as beautiful and as detailed as it is, I uh...can't stand the "shit shit oh shit!" dialogue -- which TIE Fighter didn't have, so it must be a Mashed thing. It's just not for me, and I'll leave it at that.

I can overlook it though because given that one of my first ever shmups (outside of random Galaga pizza joint plays) was Super R-Type, I'm happy to see it alive in any way shape or form.

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