R-type 2

Title		R-type 2
Publisher       Activision
Game Type	Shoot-em-up
Players		1 or 2
Compatibility	ECS
HD Installable	Patch Available
Submission	Chris Vella Profiled Reviewer

   The sequel to R-type. This horizontal shooter took all the good points
from R-type and improved every aspect of them to make a great shoot'em up.
Finally someone did a sequel correctly.

   This game is basically the same game as R-type where you control a
spaceship blasting everything that flys or walks your way. You once again
start off with a basic gun but can quickly power it up by shooting enemies
and collecting powerups that they release. The special weapons are
activated in the same way as in the original by holding down the fire
button for a few seconds and the other special weapon can be activated by
pressing the spacebar. Besides getting killed by the enemies you can also
die by touching some of the scenery. There will be times when you will
have to squeeze through a tunnel while shooting enemies so you will need a
steady hand.

   The first thing you notice about this game compared to the original is
the very much enhanced graphics and sound. This game looks and sounds much
better. The playability was thankfully not changed and this game plays
great. The level designs are very good as is the variety of the enemies
and the backrounds. The enemies will once again attack you in set patterns
so try to learn them and this will make the game a little easier. You will
encounter some cool looking bosses and once again they will have to be
shot many times in their achilles heel to be killed.

   In conclusion, this game is one of the best shoot'em ups on the amiga.
It's not the best but is in the top 10. The game plays so well and you
wonder why all shoot'em ups aren't done as good as this. The great
graphics only enhance the game and make this better then the already very
good original. If you can find a copy of this game do yourself a favor and
buy it. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

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