Depending on which OS you use you can use the following software to map a controller to the keyboard:
Windows : Joy2Key or Xpadder
Linux : Qjoypad
MacOS : Joystick Mapper or Enjoy2
An evil race of deadly aliens from the Bydo Empire are launching a crazy attack on your species and you must jump in your R-9a Arrowhead spaceship and fight them off! in the amazing R-Type you must fly through the depths of space and wage a one man war against the alien hordes, blasting them to pieces in whatever form they take! Starting off with the rather weak wave cannon you can soon upgrade to more powerful and devastating cannons!
Budding pilots out there looking to test their flying skills on more retro classics why not take a pop at other greats from the PRG vaults, like The Raiden Project, Strikers 1945 and the aamazingly fun Bogey - Dead 6!
R-Type is an online retro game which you can play for free here at playretrogames.com It has the tags: flying, shooting, and was added on Jan 22, 2015. It has been played 5925 times and is available for the following systems: mame / mame / Mame - Original Arcade You can also play R-Type unblocked.