CVG writes: "Finally, after a few disappointing weeks of Virtual Console updates, we have this morning been treated to a real gem from the Super NES era - Super R-Type.
It is one of the most brutally harsh games we've ever played. It defines old-school shooters - there's no girly health bars or frequent checkpoints, or even save progress features. If a bullet so much as grazes one pixel on your ship, you die instantly. And when it's game over you're booted back to the title screen to start again. No messing -it wants to make you cry."