Thrown back in time to the 1980's, you are turned into a young boy and forced to play video games by an evil self-proclaimed Game Master , Game Master Arino. Game Master Arino will test your gaming skills by throwing various challenges at you in a wide-variety of retro games including shooters, racing, action and even an epic role-playing game -- your only way to return is to defeat him in every retro game challenge he throws at you.But you are not alone in your quest -- armed with access to gaming magazines, cheat codes can be found to warp to later levels, receive unlimited continues or even become invincible! A young Arino is at your side to keep you company during your challenges, quite amused at the fact that he grows up to be so evil in the future to be the cause of your current predicament. Test your skills with the awesomeness of the 8-bit era and prevent the retro games from exacting their revenge!An original game based on the popular Japanese Game Center CX TV series, Retro Game Challenge reinvents how classic games are played by having the player complete short challenges in a wide-variety of games to keep the game play fresh and rewarding. Specific challenges in shooters, racing, action and a role-playing game are integrated into the story, while the in-game magazines offer cheat codes as well as fake 80's news stories paying tribute to the rich history of the gaming industry.
Retro Game Challenge is a title that can be enjoyed by all, but was made for one specific group of people.Those people are the type to whom the woes of "sprite flicker" are instantly explainable, the type who remember the technique of blowing into a cartridge (or even understand what that means in the first place), and who fondly remember the days when dimensions, and buttons, came in twos.Retro Game Challenge--a product originally produced as a companion title to the late-night Japanese gaming show GameCen..
Retro Game Challenge is retro gaming bliss.The best retro game collection released in decades is made up entirely of fake games, many outright clones of titles you may have grown up with. Scandal? Hardly. The brilliance, and at times abject parody, not to mention the quality of the designs, art, music, even the dialog (dialog in a retro collection? yes, and it's great!), add up to what would have been my game of 2008 had it released mere months ago.I find it hard to imagine anyone spurning such a joyful bun..
The Nintendo DS is one of my favorite handhelds, but one thing that strikes me as sort of a disappointment is the sparse selection of retro ports and compilations. Sure, the DS has ports like Chrono Trigger, Kirby Superstar, and a couple compilations. Compared to the retro ports and collections on the GBA and PSP, however, the DS seems kinda lacking in fulfilling the retro gamer in me.Alas comes Retro Game Challenge, a very unique pseudo-compilation that consists of eight homages to some of the most notewor..