Japanese TV Show Retro Game Master Getting English Debut Tomorrow

Japanese-TV-Series-Retro-Game-Master-Getting-English-Debut-TomorrowRetro Game Master, more commonly known as Game Center CX in Japan, is a cult TV show in which one comedian tackles the favourite retro gaming titles of Japanese past. The popular series has finally been subtitled in English as gaming giants Kotaku prepare to air the first episode of the show tomorrow evening.

The first episode of Retro Game Master sees show host Shinya Arino take on the devilish Ninja Gaiden (Nintendo NES) from start to finish, including the unfair final level consisting of three tricky 'death-will-take-you-back-to-the-start' bosses.

While his gaming marathons often last days at a time, the show is condensed into one hour shows featuring the key moments of frustration and joy as his team encourage him to keep on battling through.

Retro Game Master (Game Center CX) English Trailer

The show has become such a bit hit in Japan, that not only has it seen fifteen seasons of episodes, but also spin off games released on the Nintendo DS. So tune into Kotaku tomorrow night to see what all the fuss is about with Retro Game Master.

Link: Retro Game Master (Game Center CX) on Kotaku

Last Updated ( 22 June 2011 )  


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(Link to this comment) Lord_Santa 2011-06-25 11:50
any way of watching this in a European country? I don't know anything 'bout proxy'ing, etc.
(Link to this comment) Lord_Santa 2011-06-25 23:45
downloaded the episode - truly an achievement, as I've never even tried Ninja Gaiden, but by the looks of it, it's pretty damn hard
just a shame about that thoroughly annoying American announcer, whom sounded like he was at an all-out-Monster-truck-mayhem-race or something
other than that, I'm going to be watching these series closely - always good to see some of the old school games being beaten
(Link to this comment) MegaDrive20XX 2011-06-29 16:04
Quite an episode! I was glued to the video for the entirety! This week's will be the JPN MD exclusive, "Super Fantasy Zone 2!" I can't wait!

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