Game Center CX - RIP in Peace

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PostGame Center CX - RIP in Peace
by Dig Dug » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:40 pm

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retro_Game_Master

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I'm sure some of you have played or heard of Retro Game Challenge on the Nintendo DS. This is the TV show it was based off. The show sees Japanese Comedian Shinya Arino play though a series of retro video game challenges. The show also cotains interviews and tours of video game shops, game centers (arcades), video game expos and other video game related places. The show started in 2003 and is still going today, many of the episodes can be found subtitled on youtube.

I heard the video game news site Kotaku localised some of the episodes but apparently they did a terrible job of it so you are better off watching on youtube.
The show is far and away the best video game show I have ever seen, it has drama, it is funny, interesting and it never gets boring. Also the episodes are an hour long.

Here are some episode links:

Episodes are currently down, list to be updated.

Season 1 (aka season zero):
Episode 1 - Taito (Full Episode)
Episode 2 - Koei (Full Episode)
Episode 3 - Capcom (Full Episode)
Episode 4 - Roommania #203
Episode 5 - Starforce
Episode 6 - AstroRobo SASA
Episode 7 - Galaga
Episode 8 - Door Door
Episode 10 - Super Mario Bros The Lost Levels Part 1
Episode 11 - Super Mario Bros The Lost Levels Part 2
Pokemon Special

Season 2 (full series listing stars here):
Episode 1 - Atlantis No Nazo
Episode 2 - Challenger
Episode 3 - Ghosts 'N Goblins
Episode 4 - Konami WaiWai World
Episode 5 - Metroid
Episode 6 - Solomon's Key
Episode 7 - Prince of Persia (Part 1)
Episode 8 - Prince of Persia (Part 2)
Episode 9 - Mega Man 2
Episode 10 - Super Mario Brothers 3

Season 3:
Episode 11 - Kato-Chan & Ken-Chan
Episode 12 - Takeshis Castle
Episode 13 - Tokimeki Memorial
Episode 14 - Famicom Jump
Episode 15 - Doki Doki Panic
Episode 16 - Phoenix
Episode 17 - Super Mario World (Part 1)
Episode 18 - Super Mario World (Part 2)
Episode 19 - Milon's Secret Castle
Episode 20 - The Legend of Zelda A Link To The Past

Season 4:
Episode 21 - Ultraman
Episode 22 - Final Fight
Episode 23 - Adventure Island
Episode 24 - Actraiser
Episode 25 - Quiz: The Feudal Lords Ambition
Episode 26 - Doraemon
Episode 27 - Super Mario 64 (Part 1)
Episode 28 - Super Mario 64 (Part 2)
Episode 30- Kid Icarus

Season 5:
Episode 31 - Umihara Kawase
Episode 32 - Contra
Episode 33 - Bonanza Brothers (Segments Only)
Episode 34 - Ghouls'N Ghosts
Episode 35 - Princess Tomato and the Salad Kingdom
Episode 36 - Shadow Lands

Season 6:
Episode 37 - Street Fighter 2
Episode 38 - Castlevania 3
Episode 40 - Gargoyle's Quest II (the Mighty bomb jack segment has been cut so the episode is only 45 minutes)
Episode 41 - Mighty Bomb Jack (Part 3)
Episode 42 - Adventure Quiz Hatena's Quest (Episode is split into 4 parts)
Episode 43 - S.O.S.
Episode 44 - Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa (Video is split into 4 parts)

Season 7:
Episode 45 - Ultra Seven
Episode 46 - Mega man
Episode 47 - Wagan Land
Episode 48 - Out of this World
Episode 49 - Legend of the Mystical Ninja
Episode 50 - Arcade Trip in Korea by Economy Class
Episode 51 - Sword of Musashi
Episode 52 - Super Ghouls'n Ghosts
Episode 53 - Clock Tower
Episode 54 - Quest of Ki (part 1)

Season 8:
Episode 55 - Quest of Ki (part 2)
Episode 56 - Flashback
Episode 57 - Bikkuriman World
Episode 58 - Masked Ninja Hanamaru
Episode 59 - Super Fantasy Zone (Segments Only)
Episode 60 - Bonk's Adventure
Episode 61 - 53 Stations of the Tokaido
Episode 62 - Kid Dracula

Season 9
Episode 64 - Sonic the Hedgehog
Episode 65 - Cannes Trip
Episode 66 - The Chief Returns
Episode 67 - Zombie Nation
Episode 68 - Wing of Madoola (Segments Only)
Episode 69 - Legacy of the Wizard

Season 10:
Episode 70 - Dragon Ball
Episode 71 - Atomic Runner
Episode 72 - Yuuyus Quiz de Go! Go!
Episode 73 - Lemmings
Episode 74 - First Samurai
Episode 75 - Donkey Kong Country
Episode 76 - Donkey Kong Country (Part 2)
Episode 77 - Fatal Fury Special

Season 11:
Episode 78 - Fukuoka Trip
Episode 79 - Layla
Episode 80 - Kirby's Adventure
Episode 82 - Mega Man 3 (Part 1)
Episode 83 - Mega Man 3 (Part 2)
Episode 85 - The Genji and Heike Clans
Episode 86 - Punch Out!!
Episode 87 - Golden Axe (Segments Only)
Episode 88 - Dig Dug 2
Episode 89 - Lemmings 24 Hour

Season 12:
Episode 90 - Dragon Buster
Episode 91 - Kid Kool
Episode 94 - Go by Train!
Episode 95 - Street Fighter 2010
Episode 96 - Ninja Gaiden 2 (Part 1)
Episode 97 - Ninja Gaiden 2 (Part 2)
Episode 98 - Pilotwings
Episode 99 - Rainbow Islands
Episode 100 - Wrecking Crew

Season 13:
Episode 101 - Golgo 13
Episode 102 - Super Puyo Puyo
Episode 105 - Hokkaido Serial Murders: Fade to Okhotsk (Split into 4 parts)

Season 14:
Episode 107 - Paris Dakar Rally Special
Episode 108 - Smart Ball
Episode 109 - Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Part 1
Episode 110 - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Part 2
Episode 111 - Super Star Force
Episode 112 - Ninja Spirit
Episode 113 - Night of the Sickle Weasel
Episode 114 - Mega Man 4 Part 1
Episode 115 - Mega Man 4 Part 2
Episode 116 - Tower of Babel

Season 15:
Episode 122 - Comix Zone
Episode 123 - Kirby's Dream Course
Episode 125 - CRQ My Angel
Episode 127 - Pac-Man 2
Episode 132 - Battletoads
Episode 133 - Battletoads (Part 2)

Season 16:
Episode 150 - PaRappa the Rapper
Episode 152 - Yoshi's Island Part 1
Episode 153 - Yoshi's Island Part 2

Specials/Shorts/Compilations:
Retro Game Master DVD Promo
Lemmings 24 Hour Compilation
Game Center CX - In The USA 2 hour special
Game Center CX in Asia - Cambodia Special
Virtual Console Special #7 - Super Mario Kart
Virtual Console Special #4 - Downtown Special (Kunio-kun Samurai)
Last Continue
40th Birthday Live Compilation
Ring Ring Tactics Compilation - Journey to the West: Super Monkey Adventures
Dullest New Years Special in History

DVD Special:
DVD Special Binary Land
DVD Special Bomberman
Retro Game Challenge

Nintendo Channel:
NC3 - Star Force
NC9 - Super Metroid (part 1)
NC10 - Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
NC11 - Excitebike 3D
NC15 - Kirby Super Star
NC17 - Balloon Fight
NC18 - Balloon Fight

North/South Trip Game Journal:
North Trip Game Journal 1 & 2
North Trip Game Journal 3 & 4
North Trip Game Journal 5, 6 & 7
North Trip Game Journal 8 & 9
Southernmost Game Travelogue

Music:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL461C7FA8BBB8EBCB

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PostRe: Game Center CX
by TheTurnipKing » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:16 am

:lol: the poor bastard, being exposed to the original Prince of Persia for the first time.

So bizarre to see his reaction to what's a very well known game in the west, too.

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PostRe: Game Center CX
by Miguel007 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:21 pm

I was late to this, just started watching from November last year or so. But this is the best thing evar! - Watched all the subbed episodes to date. Hoping the subbers get round to Donkey Kong Country, F-Zero and Ocarina of Time, as well as the most recent episode Battletoads on the NES as it's rock hard!!

The original episodes subbed are the way to go, the Kotaku versions with horrible American voiceover are cringeworthy :oops: , no wonder it didn't take off on Kotaku.

I tend to get episodes from here: http://www.gaki-no-tsukai.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2653 or Youtube.

Game Center CX - Kachou ON !!

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PostRe: Game Center CX
by PCCD » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:38 pm

I love a bit of Clock Tower so that'll be getting a watch.

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PostRe: Game Center CX
by Dig Dug » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:43 pm

TheTurnipKing wrote::lol: the poor bastard, being exposed to the original Prince of Persia for the first time.

So bizarre to see his reaction to what's a very well known game in the west, too.

Prince of persia was great.

Ultra man is easily one of the best episodes, that episode could get a physical reaction out of anyone, I was jumping out of my chair and everything.

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PostRe: Game Center CX
by TheTurnipKing » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:44 pm

Dig Dug wrote:
TheTurnipKing wrote::lol: the poor bastard, being exposed to the original Prince of Persia for the first time.

So bizarre to see his reaction to what's a very well known game in the west, too.

Prince of persia was great.

Of course. I just mean that it's a bastard-hard game. :lol:

I'm not particularly familiar with the SNES version, but I adored the Amiga version.

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PostRe: Game Center CX
by gaminglegend » Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:41 pm

Instead of doing essays I'm at glued to the Mario episode :lol: It looked so gooseberry fool at first but it's very comical. The new A.D. guy he has never speaks/is very quiet.

"So you studied in America?"
"Yes"
"You must be fluent in English?"
"No I never really spoke to anyone"


"Which do you prefer America or Japan"
"Japan"
"Are you glad you are back in Japan"
"Yes"
"Where were you more comfortable?"
"America"
:lol:

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PostGood times
by Mr.Jeff » Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:49 pm

Picked his up myself a couple of months back, some great moments on there. I think the buildup to the Qust of Ki live challenge was amazing. The Live Mighty Bombjack challenge was great as well.

Edit: Also, you're missing some links. If you're sticking the youtube links up, I recommend the ones by ancientcircle.

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PostRe: Good times
by Dig Dug » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:25 pm

Mr.Jeff wrote:Edit: Also, you're missing some links. If you're sticking the youtube links up, I recommend the ones by ancientcircle.

no I'm not. If there are missing episodes then it is because they are not on youtube.

EDIT: I've added every episode I could find to the OP.

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PostRe: Game Center CX
by DML » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:59 pm

Just finished the Prince Of Persia episode, I really really enjoyed this. Great find. Arino is a great character.

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PostRe: Game Center CX
by PCCD » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:00 am

Just been through the Another World/Out of this World episode, how on earth he stayed with it to the end I don't know. :lol:

Working my way through the S.O.S episode now.

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PostRe: Game Center CX
by Mr.Jeff » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:01 pm


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Poststrawberry float it why not
by Mr.Jeff » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:57 pm


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PostRe: Game Center CX
by PCCD » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:58 am

Christ that video doesn't half make Flashback look like a terrible game :lol:

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PostRe: Game Center CX
by Dig Dug » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:24 am

Added the new episodes and I found episode 66 and 40 (though not in full) on youtube.

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PostRe: Game Center CX
by TheTurnipKing » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:47 am

He's just really bad at Flashback... but I'm not sure what the SNES version was like controlwise.

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PostRe: Game Center CX
by Drunken_Master » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:50 am

:lol: @ Prince of Persia episode. Shame he was playing the PC version, he could have type in 'Prince Megahit' at the DOS prompt when loading it.

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PostRe: Game Center CX
by Dig Dug » Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:45 am

Watching the USA special.

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strawberry floating LOL. Out of all the things you'd expect to find in an arcade.

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PostRe: Game Center CX
by Miguel007 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:53 pm

Download link for #58 - Masked Ninja Hanamaru, it's subbed into English just not on Youtube yet.

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