Irem‘s side scrolling shoot-em-up classic R-Type, known for its grotesque alien bosses and intense difficulty amongst other things, has been remarkably captured in this unique animated short that tells the story of a young man trapped inside what has been labelled as one of the hardest arcade games ever made. With a bold and vivid animation style that takes more than a few visual cues from the heyday of 90s sci-fi anime, this tribute to one of the shooting greats puts a dynamic spin on a truly memorable arcade experience.
Perhaps what’s even more remarkable about this video is that all of the painstakingly detailed animation was produced by one man, Paul Johnson. Boasting 17 hand-drawn frames per second, it’s more than apparent that this project is a true labor of love, and not just because of its keen attention to detail.
Source: Attract Mode