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R-Type II is a side-scrolling 2D shooter with spacecraft and the sequel to the original R-Type. The player controls the ship R-9C, the successor to R-9 with some changes to the weapons. The wave cannon is now able to track enemies and there are two new types of weapons: search laser and shotgun laser. For the land units a new anti-ground bomb can be used. The arcade game and most versions derived from it such as the Amiga one contain six levels, each with their own boss. The Game Boy version has five levels and does not incorporate the new weapons.


R-Type II Game Boy Stage 5
R-Type II Game Boy Stage 4
R-Type II Game Boy Stage 3
R-Type II Game Boy Title Screen

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R-Type II Screenshot
R-Type II Screenshot
R-Type II Screenshot
R-Type II Screenshot

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Critic Reviews

Total! (Germany) Jul, 1993 1.75 out of 6 85
Play Time Sep, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Video Games Jun, 1993 72 out of 100 72
HonestGamers Aug 06, 2011 2 out of 10 20


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Totally wrong entry 2 Sciere (408955)
Aug 12, 2009


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quizzley7 (21132) added R-Type II (Game Boy) on Mar 16, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (408955), Kabushi (170561), Martin Smith (62867) and Terok Nor (23364)