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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