Super R-Type Cheats
Hold R and press Up(9) on the title screen when the current difficulty level is displayed. A sound will confirm correct code entry. Begin game play and press Start to pause. Hold R + A + Select. A number will appear in the lower left corner of the screen. Press Up or Down to select a level.
Low volume music
Enter the sound test screen and play a selection. Press R to lower the volume.
Enter Down, R, Right, Down, Right(2), Down, Right, Down(2) at the title screen. A sound will confirm correct code entry. Begin game play and press Start to pause. Press R, Right, Down, Y, Down, Right, Down, Left, Right, Down, Right(2). Select one of each weapon class by pressing one of the following buttons. Note: Only one choice may be made for each weapon class.
Weapon Select & Full Power-Up
With this awesome trick you can fully power-up the weapon of your choice complete with droid and two bits! Begin this trick at the title screen by pressing DOWN, R, RIGHT, DOWN, RIGHT, RIGHT, DOWN, RIGHT, DOWN, DOWN. You will hear a noise like the start chime, then press START to begin the game. After the game has started, pause it, and hit R, RIGHT, DOWN, Y, DOWN, RIGHT, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, DOWN, RIGHT, RIGHT, and then press the buttons for the laser & missile of your choice. You MUST select a laser FIRST, AND THEN a missile. After you have done this, unpause and take out the enemy! You can use this trick with every new life!
Fade The Music
On Super R-Type, if you go into the sound test, you can get professional access to the game sounds for music recordings! After you activate your music, hit the RIGHT button. This will make the music fade out. Each time you hit the button, the faster the music will fade.