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Description

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.

Screenshots

R-Type II Android Fighting the first level boss with the new laser weapon.
R-Type II Android Armed with plenty of power-ups including this wave cannon.
R-Type II Game Boy Stage 2
R-Type II Amiga The level 1 boss. He's no big deal.

Promo Images

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

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Critic Reviews

Zero Arcade Feb, 1990 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Feb, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Raze Amiga Aug, 1991 85 out of 100 85
CU Amiga Amiga Jun, 1991 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Sep, 1991 8.8 out of 12 73
Video Games Game Boy Jun, 1993 72 out of 100 72
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Dec, 1991 8 out of 12 67
Power Play Atari ST Jan, 1992 65 out of 100 65
Games-X Amiga May, 1991 3 out of 5 60
Jeuxvideo.com iPhone Feb 18, 2014 9 out of 20 45

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Totally wrong entry 2 Sciere (414851)
Aug 12, 2009

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Contributed to by Sciere (414851), Kabushi (172844), Martin Smith (62866), Terok Nor (23839) and quizzley7 (21132)