R-Type II has retained the gameplay from it's predecessor, with the only major addition being the ability to charge the main weapon a extra level for a super-powered shot. The basic R-9A Arrowhead has given way to the R-9C War-Head, being supported by the TP-2 POW Armor for this mission.
- Standard Wave Cannon: This cannon is the default for the R-9C.
- Diffusion Wave Cannon Prototype: At full charge, the Beam meter will occasionally flash orange. During that period, this cannon will fire instead of the Standard Wave.
- Laser Crystal: Two new lasers were added in this game, and incorporated into the Standard Force K in R-Type Final.
- Green: Search Laser
- Gray: Shotgun Laser
Stages and Bosses
|2||The Cave||Barakus||Water Splash|
|3||Gigantic Warship||Corvette||Metal Crusher|
|4||Resource Acquisition Area||Rios||Slip Slidin' Away|
|5||Additional Base||Blender||Dead End|
R-Type II as well as the original R-Type have been since re-released for both iOS and Android by DotEmu with support for touch controls as well as an on-screen gamepad to control the R-9C War-Head with.