Lost In Translation/R-Type II

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R-Type II
R-Type II marquee.
No screen shot.
Manufacturer Irem
Released 1989
8-way Joystick
4 Button(s)
Main CPU V30 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 3.580 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2151 (@ 3.580 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
384 x 256 pixels
55.00 Hz
512 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 18 ROMs
2,293,760 bytes (2.19 MiB)
MAME ID rtype2 · rtype2j

About The Game

R-Type II is an horizontally scrolling arcade video game shoot-em-up.

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 game-play 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.


Released in December 1989.

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.


  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)
  7. R-Type Tactics (2007, Sony PSP)

Cabinet and Artwork


Box art for the Activision port of R-Type II.
Nintendo Super Famicom (1991, "Super R-Type")
Nintendo Game Boy (1992)
Sony PlayStation (1998, "R-Types")
Nintendo Game Boy Color (1999, "R-type DX")
Commodore Amiga ("R-Type II", 1990, Activision)
Atari ST (1989)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
R-Type II -G.S.M. IREM 2- PCCB-00017[1] 1990-01-21 Pony Canyon/Scitron CD version.
STORM! - SHOOTING GAME SOUND OMNIBUS Vol.2 KDSD-00023[2] 2004-01-07 Team Entertainment CD version.
R-TYPE SPECIAL VICL-8077[3] 1993-09-22 Victor Entertainment Inc. CD version.
Scitron 10th Anniversary Special CD Sampler DMCZ-300098[4] 1998-01-01 Scitron Label 2 CD version.


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The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
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