R&WATCH is a fun little Game & Watch styled R-Type demake where you face off against the boss from the first level of R-Type.
There’s obviously no side-scrolling levels in R&WATCH, but what you do get is an endless single-screen battle against R-Type’s most iconic boss. You need to dodge attacks and shoot the middle face of the enemy when it appears to earn points. There’s no force sphere, but your shot does charge up between shots and the more charged they are, the more points you earn when you hit the boss. Hitting the enemy will also make the boss’ attacks disappear, which can be handy when you’re in a tight spot.
There’s something to be said for the charm and simplicity of the classic Game & Watch games and R&WATCH manages to nail the style perfectly. Sure, it’s obviously not as action packed as the original, but it is still very addictive and surprisingly challenging. If this was a Game & Watch game back in the day then it would have been a big hit!
Controls: Arrow Keys – Movement, Z – Shoot, X – Cancel
Available On: Windows & Browser