RT2 blasts off ready to poke sharp pointy sticks into the alien bug-eyes of the nasty invading hordes, whose name I temporarily forget. It's not the Bydo Empire anyway. We slaughtered them last time around.
All the usual weapons are present, with a few upgrades and additions.
Very reminiscent of Level One, Rtype 1, the first level sees your small
shippy penetrating the defences of the baddies.
Again, a very close relative of the alien in the first game (the one
with the swishy tail, remember it?)
End of level two, after being accosted by rather annoying fishy creatures and bubbly worms, you come across a crab-like beastie which is intent to sitting on you quite hard and fast. Avoid being sat on, and blow his glowy red bit away to progress to my not-favourite level: THREE!
Traverse the dark skies abounding with large motherships, and you arrive here....
Excuse me, but I BLOODY HATE THIS BAST! Looking like a Moulinex Blender
with a wee smiley face on the top of it (look closely!) it's so buggerin
big you have NO ROOM to manouevre!!!
Ahaa!!! Thanks to Craig Taylor, I've just realised that JunoFirst supports
saved state games! I'd previously discarded this emulator due to it
being slower. Waltzing past the level 3 guardian (heh heh!), we rumble
into level 4's shifting backgrounds, which do their best to pulp you
Big scaredy-cat of a boss this, runs away as you chase it blasting bolts
at it's tummy. It is just me or are these later bosses easier to kill?
Or is this saved-state thing too damn handy?;)
Level5, and getting bloody difficult here, watch out for the baddies
which lay unbreakable walls, and their counterparts which eat them up
again. I play this level like I drive (I shut my eyes at the hard bits).
Oh bollocks, I think my levels are all mixed up again. Probably level 5 boss. Very inventive this, its got spinny gates that move around, as you try and bolt-blast the baddies blobby bits.
Level6 - taking the best bits out of the first game - some snakey things,
some small blobby webs to destroy, very deja vu here.
Heh heh heh!! All my fave bits rolled into one Mother! Alien babies, Biorganic bits, and look! wahey! its trapped some of your chums, which, on being freed help you shoot it! How ace is that! Probably the best bit in the game, and rightly so!
One of the very few games that says "Thanks for saving us", the end sequence is worthy of a good ciggie. Sit back and watch yer wee fighter escape the crumbling ruins of the Bydo Empire (Hmm, I was SURE they were killed off in part 1?). The very bestest bit is where your chums help you blast through a wall, only to be too slow, and frazzled by the explosion, while you escape and live to fight on in LEO!!! and Rtype DELTA!!! (coming soon!)
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