R-Type II is a horizontal scrolling shooter arcade game developed and published by Irem in 1989. This classic old-school game is the sequel to R-Type and the story takes place two years after. The player controls a ship called the R-9C which is an improved version of its predecessor, the R-9.
The Bydo Empire is back! Take it down with power-ups, two new types of weapons, the Search Laser and Shotgun Laser, and a new anti-ground unit bomb.

•Unlock six levels each with its own unique boss.
•Upgrade to new weapons, power-ups, and attachments to fight wave of enemies.
•Keep original graphics or choose improved ones thanks to filter and scanline options

•Choose between three difficulty settings: unlimited (unlimited lives), normal (same as original) & insane (more challenge!).
•Two control modes: Touch and virtual D-Pad
•Customizable controls
•Auto Fire ON/OFF
•Available in 10 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Portuguese.
•Play in full-screen, or keep the game’s original screen ratio
•Game Center: 11 unlockable achievements + online leaderboards (normal & insane modes only)
•Universal version
•Support iOS 7 controllers

Are you looking for challenge? R-Type II is the perfect game!

What’s New

Version 1.2.0

- iOS 11 support.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Chriss29 ,

Excellent retro shooter

Please make sure you keep updated for latest iOS developers, thank you

ColonelPanik ,

iPhone X support needed

Game plY is how I remember it. However, the lack of X support has a huge issue. The left 1” if the screen is not used and therefore it’s easy for your finger to drift into that unrecognized part of the screen which means you’ve lost control. Please add support.

syntheticvoid ,

R-Type 2

It's SO FREAK'N GREAT having both this and the original R-Type available on my phone. These two games were the first shmups that I ever played and the fact hat I'm playing them almost 30 years later is a testament to how incredibly amazing they are.
And... thousands of people are in the same boat as I am - so, if you're questioning yourself while hovering over the 'buy' button, I'll just say this:;:
DotEmu has done a FANTASTIC job porting this over to the touch-screen. There's plenty of options and the relative touch controls are P E R F E C T. You can also play with a virtual joystick if that's what you'd like, and they included the option to move all the buttons around and resize them. It also has MFi support - so if a controller is more up your alley, you're set.
You can also change the video settings so that the aspect ratio is 1:1 to the original. You can toggle the graphic filtering on and off and you can also add scan lines if that's your thing.
They've also added an unlimited mode so that you can play all the way through to the end with an infinite amount of continues - as well as an Insane mode that you can unlock after beating the game on Normal.

All of this to say - THIS PORT IS PERFECT!
If you're an R-Type fan, there's no reason you shouldn't get this.
If you're a shmup fan, there's no reason you shouldn't smash that BUY button.
And if you're curious about one of the best shoot 'em ups of ALL TIME - you needn't worry about getting an inferior version - in fact, I choose to play this version rather than the PlayStation version I have sitting under my TV - it's THAT. GREAT.



47.1 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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