UKFilmNerd Shorts |  R-Type

UKFilmNerd Shorts | R-Type

After losing a life and dissing the arcade machine, one man finds he has to play again under very different circumstances!

Here at The Unheard Nerd, we welcome all kinds of media and will gladly share our findings from the net with you the reader. As your probably already aware, I love film and in a semi-regular feature I will share with you some of the excellent short films hiding away on the internet.

Just over a year ago we featured a brilliant animation that showcased a Star Wars battle from the Imperial’s point of view. In particular, it followed a squadron of Tie-Fighter pilots as they went into battle.

The animation was created in the anime style by artist Paul Johnson (aka OtaKing77077 on YouTube) and he has applied that animation style to a space battle of another kind.

In this brilliant short, a young man finds himself sucked into the world of the classic arcade game R-Type which was produced by Irem in 1987. The animation follows level one very closely and it brings back many memories for me playing the home computer conversion on my ZX Spectrum.

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You can watch R-Type below and I have also included a play though video of the actual game so you can see how well the short film matches the level one gameplay.



John Abbitt

About the author | John Abbitt

@UKFilmNerd | John loves film, and he used to write for his own website, The Tydirium Hangar Bay, in the late 1990s. Whilst that website became lost in the passages of time, John's love of film did not. He's back, writing for The Unheard Nerd.

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