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R-Type is a side-scrolling shoot-em-up video game produced by IREM[?] in 1987. A sequel of sorts, Super R-Type[?], was released for the Super Nintendo video game system.

On the Usenet newsgroup alt.games.mame, there is a running gag involving R-Type. Whenever someone asks for help identifying a game, and provides an inadequate description, one of the answers is always "R-Type".

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