R-Type's iconic Dobkeratops boss getting awesome Figma release

November 18, 2018 1 min read

For me, and many other older video game players, there are some enemies and bosses that are well-knit into the fabric of gaming memories. Creatures and characters that you saw persistently in magazine screenshots and print ads, repeatedly used to market and advertise games vying for your pocket money.

One such visual image is the first level boss of Irem's legendary shmup R-Type. Dobkeratops, the suspiciously Giger-looking creature with the long-tail and dislodged eyeballs is embedded in my psyche as a callback to my youth, and is one of the most instantly recognisable, and nostalgic, villains of late '80/early '90s arcades.

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