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R-Type II Arcade Title Screen.


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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 Arcade About to enter.
R-Type II Arcade Now destroy it.
R-Type II Arcade Approaching the base.
R-Type II Arcade Laser now bounces.

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R-Type II Screenshot
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R-Type II Screenshot

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Zero Feb, 1990 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Power Play Mar, 1990 5 out of 5 100
Your Sinclair Mar, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Feb, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Commodore User Jan, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Retro Archives Mar 17, 2020 16.5 out of 20 82
Zzap! Mar, 1990 Unscored Unscored


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Totally wrong entry 2 Sciere (711524)
Aug 12, 2009


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Terok Nor (30365) added R-Type II (Arcade) on Jan 26, 2014
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