Nov 21 AT 8:00 AM Taylor Wimberly 138 Comments

DotEmu celebrates release of R-Type for Android with 150 free Zeemote controllers


Today DotEmu announced that R-Type for Android is now compatible with the Zeemote wireless controller. In order to celebrate their first Android release, we’ve teamed up with DotEmu to give away 150 free Zeemote controllers, so our fans can enjoy the retro game the way it was meant to be played. Read on to see how you can claim your free controller.

The Game: R-Type

For those of you unfamiliar with DotEmu, they are a developer and publisher that specializes in bringing retro games to new platforms. They have already released a dozen games for iOS and the 1987 classic, side-scrolling arcade game R-Type is their first release for Android. The game normally sells for $2.99, but DotEmu is having a 50% off sale from November 21-27.

Highlights of R-Type for Android include:

  • CLASSIC ARCADE SHOOTER R-TYPE IS BACK - Let’s 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!
  • INCLUDING ORIGINAL FEATURES - 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.
  • FEEL THE BLAST - 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!


The Prizes: 150 Zeemote controllers

DotEmu has hooked us up with 150 Zeemote controllers to give away. The Zeemote JS1 controller ($29.99 value) operates over Bluetooth and offers a console like gaming experience with an analog joystick and 4 action buttons. The Zeemote controller supports mobile devices running Android 2.x and above.

How to Enter: US Residents Only

To claim your free Zeemote controller, just fill out the form below. Really. If you’ve got an And Me Account (make sure you’re logged in!) and are one of the first 150 to sign up, you’ll score a free Zeemote. This contest is for US residents only (more contests for international readers are coming soon).

Update: And they are gone. The contest is now closed. The first 150 eligible winners will be notified shortly.

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  1. Sound like fun. I would be happy to get one.

  2. I have been waiting for this for a few verisons of Android.

  3. This would for my new xoom!!!

  4. I’m all about R-Type on my Bionic!

  5. Looks like a sweet little device.

  6. WooHoo!!! Great contest guys. Good luck people.

  7. bwouahaha… i’m in france … :-(

  8. I like it… wish i knew what number I was.

  9. Sweet, love this game back in the snes days still awesome today.

  10. I’m trying to log in and it won’t let me!

  11. This thing looks pretty sweet. Awesome giveaway

  12. SeanGuest 3 years ago

    Man that’s pretty cool. I love SHUMPS but hell if they don’t kick my ass every time. I spent countless hours on the Saturn and Dreamcast getting my ass handed to me in every shooter I could find. Consider R-Type a done deal.

  13. It wont let me log in either! ARGGGGG

  14. Sweet. I wonder what number I am. Good thing it’s still early.

  15. dion hargreavesGuest 3 years ago

    count me in

  16. Finally got me to sign up for an account and contest entry. R-Type is pure win!

  17. Nicely done, Android and Me.

  18. Best contest are on Androidandme

  19. Yup, now I have an account :)

  20. Nice remote! Would be interested in obtaining one. :)

  21. Bad ass, I love R-Type! That controller sounds amazing, hook me up!

  22. sweetness…..i am in….not certain what # though :|

  23. Oh this is going to be so sweet on that Nexus I am getting THIS YEAR SOMETIME IF VZW DECIDES TO GET OFF THEIR BUTTS ABOUT IT.

  24. Awesome contest, hope I score one of these. Good luck everyone!

  25. sweet…hope I get one!

  26. Holy shit it’s Lifeforce reborn… Sick.

  27. Hmm, won’t let me log in either :(

  28. Hope I made it in time! Nice giveaway!

  29. Hopefully everyone who entered the contest has posted emerging on here! That would mean so far, we are all winners! 37 including me!

  30. Sweet! Hopefully I can “win” this time.

  31. not signing me in…. i want one of these

  32. Great way to kick off the holidays, and props on the new mobile site!

  33. When will they announce the winners?

  34. I hope I recieve mine, it said first 150,,

  35. hope i’m in time. we’ll see.

  36. I’d love to get one of those

  37. free beats a black friday deal :D

  38. androidtidbits.comGuest 3 years ago

    Classic games rules! :D

  39. R-TYPE!!!!!!!!!!!

  40. Im curious, when do we find out if we were in the first 150?

  41. Hope I’m not too late ……

  42. I want me some R type, that would be GREAT!

  43. I had R-Type for the original Sega Master System! It was probably my favorite game at the time.

  44. Yes, please! Great promo!

  45. Pick me! Just because I from for AAM doesn’t mean I don’t like cool stuff.

  46. How do i know if I made it?

  47. I can’t log in either… Really weird!

  48. Great game. Would love to have the controller to go with it.

  49. Awesome! Never heard of the controller, but now I’m intrigued. Already have R-Type, of course. My geek license would be revoked if I didn’t…

  50. OK, ok, you win… I’ll stop lurking and register.

  51. Heck yeah! Sign me up!

  52. Yay R Type hope I win

  53. Sweet, I love R-Type!

  54. Scwheet! I hope I’m in the 150.

  55. I would love one. Can’t play that game as it is now!

  56. I dont get it, fill out which form? do they mean leave a comment or am i too late? heh

  57. i can almost guarantee i am #151

  58. Rick AustinGuest 3 years ago
  59. That was easy. But probably I am out of 150

  60. I hope i made it in timeeee

  61. I cant log in. You guys been HACKED :( I could log in, but when i click on this page it ask me to sign in again. I want this control!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  62. wow…lots of new accounts. Best of luck to everybody!

  63. I hope the contest is still active.

  64. Thanks for the contest! Been wondering, how will we know we win, though?

  65. Oh please lemme win =]

  66. squish72Guest 3 years ago

    tired to sign up but wont send password to email wtf

  67. I would love to win this remote!…please, hook me up!

  68. This is awesome! I can’t wait to try it on my Touchpad!

  69. Would luv to win this from my favorite Android site!

  70. You can get Rtype working pretty easily with a wii remote too. I just struggled to map ONE button though, and was impossible to get hold of the developers to confirm the mapping. Is awesome on a tablet.

  71. I’d love one to try out! R-type is one of one of my fav throw back games :)!

  72. i would love one of these for my transformer prime!

  73. Would be pretty sweet….

    FYI – the log in link at the bottom of the post doesn’t work very well with the mobile brower.

  74. I filled this in this morning, and the suspense is killing me! :)

  75. Man….. Android and me… you guys keep making this place better and better every day, I hope I made the top 150

  76. Could I really have made it in on time? I thought for sure this’d be over with by now. That’s what I get for not checking my feeds yesterday :)

    Already have R-Type as well, this would be pretty sweet!

  77. kjackblackGuest 3 years ago

    i want one…..

  78. Omg! Whoopee! This week have been going great! Thank you!

  79. I hope I get one I think I was one of the first 30 this morning

  80. when will mine arrive in the mail?
    i know all of us first 150′s want to know since yesterday….

  81. I have read a lot of people experiencing problems signing in. I also had the same issues at first but found that refreshing the page quickly solves the problem and shows you are logged into your account.

    BTW great week of contests, this only makes the coming weeks even more exciting for AndroidandMe

  82. When do they ship?

  83. Damn I feel stressed with AOL this waiting

  84. How do we.get notified? Via email????????

  85. Anyone get any notification?

  86. I haven’t received any email or notification yet…..,

  87. Has anybody received any notification?

  88. fyi… Taylor had this to say about this contest: “We sent the list of 150 winners to Zeemote over the weekend. Prizes should be shipping out soon. We didn’t collect emails in the contest entry form, so we are not able to email all the winners.” -From:

  89. Did anyone receive it?

  90. i think the silence is an answer… especially after the tweet the other day with no follow up….

  91. Anyone got an email yet?

  92. 3+ weeks… can someone reach out to DotEmu to get a status? Or at least tell us that the 150 people already got theirs?

  93. Nothing here yet and I know I was at least one of first 30 to sign up for it

  94. Wonder what happened…………did they back out on it????

  95. I guess we’re not getting them by Christmas if at all

  96. Merry Christmas me! Just got one in the mail!!!!! Thank you

  97. Got mine today too!!!!! Thank you DotEmu and Android & Me!

  98. Just got mine today as well. A nice birthday gift, if I do say so myself.

  99. HA I got mine today thanks android and me and zeemote for this you are the best

  100. I got mine today, what a nice Christmas Eve surprise. Thanks Android and Me, Zeemote, and DotEmu! (you sold a copy of RType :D )