The Classic 1987 2D shooter, R-Type, receives an anime upgrade in this awesome short animation
In 2015, I reported on animator Paul Johnson’s brilliant short film, Tie Fighter. Running just short of ten minutes, this film in the style of Japanese anime told the story of a classic Star Wars space battle from the perspective of the Empire and its pilots.
A year later, Paul revealed a new piece of animation based on the classic arcade 2D shooter R-Type. Again using the anime style, this short film told the story of a young man who is sucked into an R-Type arcade at his local arcade and has to fight for his life.
Paul has released a new version which in his words,
“New scenes, updated animations, more explosions!”
RETRO ARCADE ANIME: R-TYPE now contains approximately an extra minute of footage. If you stay for the credits, you’ll see a comparison between the games first level and the animation that Paul has created.
A quick look at Paul’s Youtube channel reveals that he is currently working on a Street Fighter II animation. Paul’s standard is very high and I can’t wait to see how that turns out.