• Publisher: DotEmu
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 41.2 MB
  • Version: 1.0.3
  • Price: $1.99
  • Average User Rating: 5 (1)
App description: A CLASSIC OLD-SCHOOL GAME
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.

WITH ORIGINAL FEATURES
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

AND NEW FEATURES TOO!
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 games 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!

PeteOzzy's comments:
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NZ Release info:

The Game is out in New Zealand. It should be out in US at about 11 PM EST and Europe at around 12 AM UK time. Size of the app is 41.1 MB.

Price in NZ is $2.59 which should translate to USD $1.99

Requirements:

Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation). This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
A CLASSIC OLD-SCHOOL GAME
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.

WITH ORIGINAL FEATURES
•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

… AND NEW FEATURES TOO!
•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!

iPhone Screenshots:











02-13-2014, 12:27 AM
#21
This is one of those games that I absolutely love even though I absolutely suck at it! I think my love for it is mostly due to nostalgia really, Super R-Type was maybe the 4th or 5th game I got for the Super Nintendo.

Currently #2 on the leaderboards, that sure as hell won't last long.

Edit: Forgot to mention, this runs a bit choppy on a 4th gen touch.

Last edited by JahkanTaka; 02-13-2014 at 12:30 AM.
02-13-2014, 02:32 AM
#22
Playing this game reminded me how much better the music was in super r-type for the snes. Better music than any other r-type.

Any chances super r-type could ever be ported?

02-13-2014, 09:37 PM
#23
Great stuff, DotEmu does it again. This one is new to me, I had only played the original R-Type back in the day (and more recently on iOS) so I am glad to see this on iOS and get the chance to play it.
02-13-2014, 10:19 PM
#24
Prepping for trip, no time to play it with iCade.

Try touch control, good enough but this is much harder than R-Type. Bam, I am dead.

BTW, any chance to "slow down" the original R-Type? It is much faster than the EA version!

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Honestly, I was never terribly good at games. - Finch (PoI S2E16)
02-14-2014, 10:11 AM
#25
Idk why but I have a hard time playing horizontal shooters. It feels weird moving the ship with my left hand. So weird that I have to turn my phone vertical and play with my right hand lol. I'm enjoying the game though = ).
03-01-2014, 06:59 AM
#26
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Thailand
Posts: 42
Just bought this. It's terrible. For some reason your ship can't die. Even tried driving through the scenery- same results. Deleted, re-installed, tried again... same thing.

Totally pointless. Sure, you can finish the game on one life if you really want now, because it's impossible to lose a life.
03-01-2014, 07:09 AM
#27
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,148
Quote:
Originally Posted by duh_d_dum View Post
Idk why but I have a hard time playing horizontal shooters. It feels weird moving the ship with my left hand. So weird that I have to turn my phone vertical and play with my right hand lol. I'm enjoying the game though = ).
Strange. For any relative touch games I always control games on the left and shoot with the right. Most shoot em ups and platformers seem to be this way
03-06-2014, 05:08 AM
#28
There's an update out now which fixes that invincible bug. That was so weird. I knew something was wrong with the last version. I kept thinking I had toggled a cheat or something by accident but I couldn't find anything in the options.
03-06-2014, 06:23 PM
#29
Quote:
Originally Posted by duh_d_dum View Post
Idk why but I have a hard time playing horizontal shooters. It feels weird moving the ship with my left hand. So weird that I have to turn my phone vertical and play with my right hand lol. I'm enjoying the game though = ).
What's stopping you from using your right hand normally? Usually there's an option for swapping any buttons to the other side.
Usually.

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