The R-9 Leo marked a different route of technological development within the R-Series. The Bit Conductor was greatly enhanced and empowered. Unfortunately, this meant removing and disabling the Wave Cannon and Force controllers for its first outing. After the events of Leo, newer technologies allowed restoration of the disabled controllers. Though the Leo Force was a strong addition, only a minimum amount of power was able to be routed to the Wave Cannon.
The offensive capabilites of this fighter’s Bit Device have been drastically altered. The Bit can fire the same laser as the Force. The Wave Cannon’s output had to be lowered in order to increase the Bit’s firepower.
- 2 x Psy Bit
- 2 x Homing Missile
- 1 x Scatter Bomb
- The Leo is the ship most unlike its original form, as the Leo in R-Type Leo did not have a Force Pod or Delta Weapon and fired off its Bits as homing projectiles instead of using a Wave Cannon. This functionality is now connected with firing the Wave Cannon. The Leo also uniquely gains both Bit devices instead of just one when picking up a Bit power-up.
Two R-9Leos were sent to a secret mission, codename "Project Paradise".
Rw-Leo Leo -Unique Fighter-
Fighter controlling powerful auxiliary "Psi Bit" weapons. Similar shape as the R-9A series, but no Force is attachable.
Charge: 5 Turns
Equation Control Bit
|Vulcan||99||10||12||1-1||45%||A/B||Machine Gun||A short-range rapid-fire cannon. Has low firepower, but can intercept attacks.|
|Psy Bit Shot||5 Turns||70||83||---||90%||A||PSI||The PSI Bit system's automatic tracking damages the enemy by enveloping it in energy waves.|
PSI Bit -Auxiliary-
Auxiliary weapons with laser beam capacity. Direct opponents can be struck by Wave energy damage.
|Cross Laser||14||40||48||2-2||40%||A/C||Optical||Straight laser with lowered, but stable accuracy. Can also be used to counterattack.|
|Reflect Laser||14||35||42||2-2||60%||A/C||Vector||Deflective laser weapon with lower power, but increased accuracy. Can also be used to counterattack.|
|LG Search Laser||18||43||51||1-1||65%||A/C||Vector||Laser weapon for close combat. Relatively high power and accuracy. Can also be used to counterattack.|