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Looking to kill a few more hours on your phone this afternoon? Porters / remasterers of all things classic DotEmu have released the follow-up to R-Type, R-Type 2, on the Play Store for just a buck ninety-nine today, and it's got all the 256-color sidescrolling space shooter action you could possibly want.

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The game ships with the same 6 levels, various weapons, power-ups, and attachments of the original, and you can even choose to enable improved graphics using filter and scanline options in the settings if the fully-pixelated experience doesn't do it for you. New features include difficulty settings, with the easiest mode offering unlimited lives, a normal mode, and a much more intense "insane" mode. You can choose two different control modes, enable auto-fire, switch to full screen, and unlock up to 11 Google Play Games achievements.

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The game is also compatible with a suite of physical controllers, including MoGAs full lineup, NVIDIA Shield, MOJO, Xperia Play, and more. Tablets are also supported.

Head over to Google Play to pick it up now.

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Peter Oliver

    This is the way you do Android gaming development. Play Games Services and controller support.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Now we need Thunder Force IV

  • Cheeseball

    Purchased right away. DotEmu's doing well with their ports, especially with Double Dragon Trilogy and Raiden Legacy.

  • Karl Smith

    R-Type has always been a fav. Just discovered R-Type Leo (literally yesterday). Much more casual but looks richer, would make a great port also!


  • sean

    The best schmup of all time