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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 in Version 1.0.3

Disabled invincible mode.
Fixed minor bugs.


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Customer Reviews

Excellent port

EDIT II: The bug has been fixed! Great work :-)

EDIT: The latest update has a huge bug in it that makes the game unplayable. Please fix ASAP!!

My original review text follows:

I have not yet tried this using a 3rd party controller but I am very pleased it supports them.

The native controls come in two flavours. The D-pad based one is, personally speaking, unworkable. But the other (where you slide your finger across the screen to position the ship) is actually very good. It's not as precise as Cave's Deathsmiles -- or, to be more accurate, it feels like it needs to be a tad more sensitive to match up to the tight manoeuvring required by this game.

Graphically and aurally, this port is spot on.

This is a fun but extremely challenging game.


Used to play this back in the day maybe 20 years ago or more. It's still the same and I think it's fxxking awesome I'm gonna have addictive fun trying to complete this. Wicked game!!! Only bad point? The graphics are dated but then that's cause the game is over 20 years old so still gonna give it 5🌟s

Used to be great

Until invincible mode was enabled, everyone who had the game would have completed it by now! I couldn't believe there were so few levels, it was a difficult game without invincible mode and kinda frustrating but it was a breeze when the mode was enabled. It's such a shame as the game was really cool :(

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • £1.49
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.0.3
  • Size: 43.2 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, 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 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPod touch (6th generation).

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