An independent developer, called nizakashii, has cut down on the classic shooter R-Type of Irem to a Game & Watch, playable for free online via browser. The game is called R & WATCH DOBTOPUS and, more precisely, recreates the clash with the first, iconic boss of the game.
Of course this is a small curiosity, which however testifies how certain titles, although now niche, are still very popular.
It must be said that nizakashii’s work is really good and, if we hadn’t known that it only exists in virtual form, after playing it we would have started looking for the physical Game & Watch of R&WATCH DOBTOPUS.
To play R & WATCH DOBTOPUS go to its official page on itch.io and press the play button.
R-Type is a cult title born in the 80s in game room, but also playable on the major gaming systems of the time thanks to excellent conversions. The last chapter of the saga, R-Type Final 2, was recently launched, welcomed by generally positive reviews.
If you want more information, read our R-Type Final 2 review.
The first R-Type is playable in many ways: there are versions for mobile systems and for consoles and it is present in the R-Type Dimensions EX collection, which offers the original and remastered versions of the first and second chapter.