Due to licensing issues, Irem-developed shoot-em-up, R-Type, will only be available on the Wii Virtual Console until the end of the week.

 

If you want to grab the game, Sega say you’ll have to do it before September 30th. This version of R-Type is a port of the Sega Master System version.

 

A version of the game was also recently ported to Android devices by French publisher, DotEmu.

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Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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