R-Type II is a side-scrolling shoot'em up game, and the first game in the series. It was originally released in July 1987 by Irem for the Arcades, with ports to home consoles and computers in the following years.


R-Type 1989

R-Type 1989

This is the story of the first encounter with the Bydo, taking place in the year 2163. The player controls the R-9A Arrowhead to free humanity from the Bydo threat.

Other versions of the story state that First Contact started after the World Government had sent a probe to Galaxy X1X. Having found the Bydo building their forces, the government prepared the R-9A in advance.


The player is supported by POW Armor, which releases power-ups upon destruction.


Stages and Bosses

1 EncounterDobkeratopsBattle Theme
2 Creature CaveCystMonster Beat
3 Gigantic WarshipWarshipBattle Pressure
4 Frontline BaseCompilerGranulation
EX* Hidden Stage???
5 The DenBellmiteMonster Lurking in the Cave
6 Transport SystemYashoo (PC-E only)Scramble Crossroad
7 City in RuinsBroncoPride Goes Before Fall
8 The Bydo Empire's StarBydo (Core)Uterus

*Secret stage available in the Master System version.



  • The TurboGrafX 16's box art shows a Slither that never makes an appearance in Stage 1, this could also be a bad interpretation of Dobkeratops' tail.
  • The Dobkeratops on one of the arcade ads looks remarkably similar to the Dobkeratops living in the Jupiter installation in R-Type Command.


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