R-Type Free on Amazon Appstore on September 12

If you grew up loving side-scrolling shooters, then today’s free Amazon app is a must. The original R-Type has been remastered in widescreen, and looks fantastic. Moreover, it plays perfectly on the OUYA. The controller is recognized instantly when you set the controls to a virtual gamepad, and while the game does take up a bit of storage space, it’s well-worth it if you enjoyed the original game. Side-scrolling shooters are just made for widescreen setups like this, and it helps the previously 4:3 console released-game age even better thanks to the slightly more contemporary presentation.