Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer is a 2007 scrolling shooter video game developed by SideQuest Studios and published by eastasiasoft. The game was initially released physically for Microsoft Windows on December 14, 2007, before coming to the PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Network on December 4, 2008.

Söldner-X is a traditional 2D shoot ’em up game with parallax scrolling, 720p high-definition graphics, weather effects and a rich weapon upgrade system.

The title of the game is Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer, a German expression.

  • Söldner-X translates as Mercenary-X.
  • Himmelsstürmer – Someone who’s set to defy the impossible, easily overcoming true-life obstacles. Literally, Himmelsstürmer would mean “somebody who attacks/conquers the sky, alternatively “storms into the sky”. An accepted translation of Himmelsstürmer is “Romantic Idealist”.
  • Official website

[..]The tenth and final prototype of the ship is handed to the pilot. It’s name:

“Söldner-X”. Should the pilot succeed, a name that shall live on in the memories of man forever to come.

And so the battle begins[…]

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R-Type (アール・タイプ Āru Taipu?) is a side scrolling shoot-em-up arcade game produced by Irem in 1987. The player controls a space fighter named R-9a “Arrowhead” to defend humanity against a mysterious powerful alien life-form known as the “Bydo”.

R-Type is set in the 22nd century, and the player flies a futuristic fighter craft called the R-9a “Arrowhead”, named for its shape, and because it is the ninth model in the ‘R’ series of fighter craft (but it is the first of the series to actually be used in combat; the previous models were all prototypes). The mission is to ‘blast off and strike the evil Bydo Empire’. The significance of the R- in the series title refers to the production code as well as the term of endearment for the player fighter craft, the “Round Canopy”.

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