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

Version 1.2.0

- iOS 11 support.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
11 Ratings
11 Ratings
ColonelPanik ,

iPhone X support needed

Game plY is how I remember it. However, the lack of X support has a huge issue. The left 1” if the screen is not used and therefore it’s easy for your finger to drift into that unrecognized part of the screen which means you’ve lost control. Please add support.

pixelwulf ,

pros and cons

PROS: the game has solid classic SFX and graphics. if you were a fan of space gunners like Raiden or this one back on the SNES you will be hard pressed to be disappointed. the upgrades are all retro overpowered and crazy as you delve further but it makes dying that much more tense when you have to sart over with your pea shooter from level one. new players might not get the same stoked vibe as older players but it's fun non the less and the whole feel of it is very nostalgic.

CONS: ok so I'm playing this on an iPhone and it's very common for games like this to be pretty hard to play on the more difficult levels because you can't tell what's going in with your fingers blocking the action. probably not an issue on tablets, but consider getting a stylus if you are on a cellphone. also would be nice if there was a password function although I know this may be a lot to ask for on a game like this, and we do at least get to pause the game. but still, password function would be nice for quick play and go type recovery.

CurtOak ,

Please add easy mode!

Love this game when it was a quarter operated arcade game, and loved it on the PlayStation (R-Type Final). I'm able to almost finish the game on those platforms, but on the iPad Air, I can't even get pass stage2! The virtual D-pad is near impossible, while touch is near spot-on. However, it's almost impossible to dodge the hordes of bullets/missles when your finger/hand is blocking the screen/view! PLEASE add an easy mode option, when folks can pass easy mode, they can move on to normal and insane. Great job with the sounds/graphics. Please update graphics to be more like R-Type Final!


47.1 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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