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R-Type II (Japan)


R-Type II (c) 12/1989 Irem.


The inevitable sequel to the hugely-successful original finds the evil Bydo Empire once again intent on the destruction of all mankind. The infamous Beam Weapon and Pod Laser make a welcome return, as do the beautifully rendered, organic-looking levels. R-type II doesn't do anything that the original didn't do, but the sequel is every bit as good as its illustrious predecessor, with the same tight gameplay and imaginative level design that made R-type such a classic - although R-Type II is, if anything, more difficult than its already-unforgiving prequel.


- TECHNICAL -


Irem M-82 system hardware (Japanese version has M-84 written on the board).


Main CPU : V30 (@ 8 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), DAC (@ 3.579545 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 384 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 55.00 Hz

Palette colors : 512


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 4


- TRIVIA -


Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (R-Type II : G.S.M. Irem 2 - PCCB-00017) on 21/01/1990.


- SERIES -


1. R-Type (1987)

2. R-Type II (1989)

3. R-Type Leo (1992)

4. R-Type III - The 3rd Lightning (1994, Nintendo Super Famicom)

5. R-Type Delta (1999, Sony PlayStation)

6. R-Type Final (2004, Sony PlayStation 2)


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

Nintendo Super Famicom (1991, "Super R-Type") : Has much better (upgraded) sound and graphics and some level design changes.

Nintendo Game Boy (1992)

Sony PlayStation (1998, "R-Types")

Nintendo Game Boy Color (1999, "R-type DX")


* Computers :

Commodore Amiga (1989)

Atari ST (1989)