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    The indomitable shoot 'em up series from Irem, infamous for its seething difficulty and versatile Force pod.

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    R-type is a classic horizontally scrolling shoot em up converted from the Arcade to multiple formats. The most novel feature is the force pod, an indirectly controllable indestructible add-on the mastery of which is essential to the game. A copy cat game Katakis was created but never launched.

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