You know our stance on Retro Game Challenge (100% awesome), but what about people who aren't us? Is a game built around a (for all intents and purposes) nonexistent license going to work? Will people be confused by the Arino character? Or are there enough nerds out there who know all about Game Center CX that it doesn't matter?
Gallery: Game Center CX: Arino's Challenge
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9-27-2008 @ 10:58AM
*raises hand* Im one of those nerds who know about gamecenter!! I am really looking forward to this game since it remind me of the good old nes days.
9-27-2008 @ 11:55AM
Anyone that knows of GameCenterCX will buy this game, and anyone interested in the game itself will find their way to GameCenterCX.
This game is hardly going to sell, but there is a specific audience for it.
By the way, it's finally appearing on online stores:
January 9, 2009. =/
9-27-2008 @ 12:23PM
*Sigh* Well, at least it ain't the end of February...
9-27-2008 @ 12:56PM
Better late, than never, right? I can't wait to buy that game. Woo.
9-27-2008 @ 1:10PM
I'm too young to have any sort of nostalgia for the NES era, so, in order for me to be interested in this, it's going to have to be good on its own merits and not on how well it replicates the early style of various game genres.
9-28-2008 @ 12:19AM
And I am old enough to have nostalgia for the NES era, and I'm less interested in nostalgia than I am in playing a bunch of really kickass games.
Seriously, if this is a cart with a half dozen NES era games that are all fun to play, I'm all over it. But if it's just terrible and relies solely on the player being excited because it sort of reminds them of other games, then....no. Just no.
9-27-2008 @ 6:56PM
Vayne Solidous said...
I am sure the translation is taking a while because of the RPG (which is somewhat lengthy), and the added in-game manuals and phony magazine guides that remind me of early Nintendo Power. As someone who's first game was Contra on the NES, this is gonna be a Nostalgia fest I wouldn't miss for the world!
But, I doubt it will sell. I have seen a few untranslated eps of the TV show on youtube, and it was highly entertaining just watching the games destroy poor Arino. Watching him try for hours to get past the Red Arihman was priceless. Here's hoping someone brings this show over subtitled, as I would buy them all.
9-27-2008 @ 7:24PM
I've played the Japanese version, and I *REALLY* want a version where I can actually understand the words :) So yea, I'm really looking forward to this.
Although, if it were *truly* retro, they'd port it to a system that's actually capable of being plugged into a TV. I mean, during exactly what part of the 80's was an arcade-quality version of Galaga ever played on a three inch screen?