Nov 21 AT 8:00 AM Taylor Wimberly 131 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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  • eggheaded

    Fuck yes, R-Type

    • mvinci2

      ahhhh rtype healllllllll yeah

  • David

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

  • frydog1ea

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

  • BillyMaysHere

    This would for my new xoom!!!

  • WallaceD

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

  • punshkin

    Not for EU?

  • the5thdimension

    Looks like a sweet little device.

  • Shay D. Life

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


    bwouahaha… i’m in france … :-(

  • dharr18

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

  • babyboy8100

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

  • acetylyne

    sounds like a plan!

  • Sketchy alx

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

    • Sketchy alx

      weird, it finally logged me in after I commented.

  • Sirjinx

    This thing looks pretty sweet. Awesome giveaway

  • Sean

    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.

  • Surge1

    It wont let me log in either! ARGGGGG

    • Surge1

      never mind did it after i commented

  • MdKnight

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

  • harningt

    Looks awesome!

  • dion hargreaves

    count me in

  • VS

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

  • isawred2

    Can’t log in!!!

  • acogg

    Nicely done, Android and Me.

  • YellowDucati

    Best contest are on Androidandme

  • efrain89


  • dhargreaves

    messed up me too

  • dhargreaves

    messed up me too

  • Tagged

    Yup, now I have an account :)

  • kungfooey

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

  • fish

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

  • Biohazard4u


  • corgimas

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

  • ajs2677

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

  • jiggybyte

    sweet…hope I get one!

  • aconner22


  • Mazzura

    Holy shit it’s Lifeforce reborn… Sick.

  • tate1293

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

  • Y2Dre

    Hope I made it in time! Nice giveaway!

  • djembeman

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

  • uknowme

    Sweet! Hopefully I can “win” this time.

  • inthepit

    not signing me in…. i want one of these

  • AvantGuard

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

  • turtlebiker

    When will they announce the winners?

  • charliethesuperturtle

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

  • Healthy

    hope i’m in time. we’ll see.

  • mikego

    I’d love to get one of those

  • jafunk

    free beats a black friday deal :D


    Classic games rules! :D

  • Rem3Dy


  • LW42


  • soccerbyyrrd

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

    • charliethesuperturtle

      what he said!

  • D3

    Hope I’m not too late ……

  • ras209

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

  • zacinator

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

  • vueaskew

    Yes, please! Great promo!

  • Nick Gray

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

  • Ironzey

    How do i know if I made it?

  • osatrevor

    I can’t log in either… Really weird!

    • osatrevor

      And just like the other guy, now I am logged in. Wonder why this is happening!

  • smooney3

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

  • daear

    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…

  • Agent2022


  • bungree

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

  • moelsen8


  • jakefans

    Heck yeah! Sign me up!

  • rbtconsultants

    Yeah boy!

  • mrcapcom

    Yay R Type hope I win

  • raydis

    Sweet, I love R-Type!

  • ranwanimator

    Scwheet! I hope I’m in the 150.

  • cyberelli

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

  • cyberelli

    would love one!

  • thamind

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

    • thamind

      NM i didnt hit refresh after i logged in :P Thx for the post!

  • jbaruch76

    i can almost guarantee i am #151

  • Bootyologist

    ohhhhh very nice!

  • Rick Austin


  • Jorge89

    I hope I win one!

  • Stephen Pulk

    Easy contest!

  • Dcpetterson

    Pick meeee!!!

  • tasomaniac

    That was easy. But probably I am out of 150

    • Taylor Wimberly

      A lot of people don’t read and are submitting foreign addresses, so they will be invalid. I believe there is still a chance to win.

  • LeePlaya

    I hope i made it in timeeee

  • frmorrison

    I hope the contest is still active.

  • jrdulog

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

  • Sunny

    Oh please lemme win =]

  • squish72

    tired to sign up but wont send password to email wtf

    • squish72

      whew had to send for a lost password even though it never sent one

  • wyzepro

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

  • jspraggs


  • thepza

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

  • monkeyjunk

    Would luv to win this from my favorite Android site!

  • Lemon

    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.

  • kpjimmy

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

  • zedklind

    i would love one of these for my transformer prime!

  • LukeT32

    Would be pretty sweet….

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

  • pcon

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

  • spintrex

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

  • doslover

    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!

  • Silver

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

  • Amodernclarkkent

    I want one..

  • efrain89

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

  • charliethesuperturtle

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

  • spintrex

    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

  • charliethesuperturtle

    Damn I feel stressed with AOL this waiting

  • efrain89

    Any news?

  • charliethesuperturtle

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

  • Aladdin

    Anyone get any notification?

  • charliethesuperturtle

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

  • droidnip

    Has anybody received any notification?

  • brookmarin

    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:

  • ras209

    Did anyone receive it?

    • rafael schopp

      got in the mail hell yeah!!!

  • Brook Marin

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

  • charliethesuperturtle

    Nothing yet :(

  • Grant Molden

    Anyone got an email yet?

  • Brook Marin

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

  • efrain89

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

    • efrain89

      ha got mine today in the mail

  • Rob Banks

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

  • Aladdin

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

    • Aladdin

      Nevermind! I just got it, thanks!!

  • Rob Banks

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

  • wraithevolution

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

  • alxrock

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

  • DragonPhyre

    Got my Galaxy Nexus… And now my joystick.

    Everything is going according to plan!

  • efrain89

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

    • efrain89

      O I almost forgot to thanks DotEmu too

  • Fishdinner

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