[GIF via Paul Johnson]

Irem’s 1987 side-scrolling arcade shooter R-Type comes to life in one man’s loving fan-made tribute.

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This is the work of Paul Johnson, whom you might remember from the incredible TIE Fighter animation to which he devoted four years of his life.

Johnson has also uploaded a clip of him drawing, giving an insight to how he works.

When can we expect this R-Type animation? Well..