Nesoid, Snesoid, Gensoid, N64oid, Ataroid, Gearoid and Gameboid taken down as developer's privileges also nixed.
Google has removed a series of console emulators by developer Yong Zhang from the Android Market, while also revoking his developer privileges.
The apps include Nesoid, Snesoid, Gensoid, N64oid, Ataroid, Gearoid and Gameboid,some of which had been riding high in the Android Market charts for months as paid apps.
According to Engadget, Zhang says that he received no warning about the takedowns, which are likely to have been the result of complaints from the makers of the original consoles or other rightsholders.
He has now made the apps available for free through the non-Google Android store SlideME.
The popularity of unlicensed emulator apps on Android has been something of a sore point for the games industry - by comparison, Apple's policy is one of only allowing licensed emulators onto its App Store, such as those for the Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum computers.
As the bigger beasts of the console world pay more attention to mobile gaming - Sony has its PlayStation Suite for Android, while Sega continues to bring a selection of its classic titles to smartphones - it is unsurprising that Zhang's emulators came to their attention.