R-Type from DotEmu gains Zeemote support so we are giving away 150 of them!

DotEmu has announced that the classic arcade game that they have brought over to Android called R-Type is now compatible with the Zeemote JS1. The Zeemote is a bluetooth controller with an analog stick and four button in which you can map out depending on what game you’re playing.

For those of you who are not familiar with R-Type, it is a retro side-scrolling space shooter that was actually pretty tough of a game to beat back in the days of arcades. DotEmu specializes in bringing these games to various platforms for retro game fans to enjoy, such as Android. With the latest update to R-Type bringing Zeemote support, DotEmu is partnering up with a few select site to give away a staggering 150 Zeemotes per site.

R-Type Features:

  • Fly through 8 levels with 3 different control options
  • Two difficulty modes
  • 8 unique bosses
  • Waves of various enemies
  • New weapons and power-ups!
  • Go back in the 80′s with this classic old-school shoot’em up! One of the biggest arcade game will make you travel back in the day. Be ready to have fun with this old-school side-shooter game!
  • The game is the challenging R-Type you used to play before. And we kept all its specifics, just the way you remember it! Fly through 8 levels with 3 different control options. Play in two difficulty levels. Upgrade with new weapons, power-ups, and attachments. Defeat 8 unique bosses and waves of various enemies.
  • Blast off and strike the evil Bydo Empire! Don’t be shy and use your best shot to take them down! It’s retro, it’s fun and it’s also hard to master. Be the best ever to finish this masterpiece!


It was a tough game to play back then and DotEmu has kept it as close to the original as possible with only modifying the controls to suit mobile devices. Now you can get really into the whole arcade feel of R-Type by using a Zeemote. If you haven’t yet nabbed this classic game off the Android Market, you can do so for only $2.99.

So what do you have to do in order to win a Zeemote JS1 (retails for about $25)? If you are a resident of the USA, just simply fill out this form and the first 150 people who submit the form will win their own Zeemote. That’s it! Good luck and remember this is for US Residents only. Winners will be announced November 27th, 2011.

Developer Website: DotEmu

Android Market Link: R-Type

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