As you know, I am a fan of Japanese Import Games. And last year, I took it upon myself to become a reviewer of such media. At the time, I searched around and couldn’t find any other import reviewers. But after I stated production on the Psychotaku, a few started popping up. Including fellow import reviewer Jew Wario. I am a big fan of his reviews, as he isn’t constantly angry. Funny thing, being the Psychotaku and all. Anyway, he brought to my attention one Retro Game Challenge. Being the same kind of gamer as he is, I knew I had to pick this one up. And I wasn’t disappointed. I soon learned that the game was based on the Japanese show, Game Center CX.
This guy is awesome. Basically, the premise is that they got a middle aged man, who isn’t a gamer, to play all of these classic retro games. I also like all of the extra segments where he goes and finds retro arcades and games stores. Super Awesome.
The ironic thing is that if I would have seen Game Center CX first, the Psychotaku may have never even come to be. Well, if not that then the Psychotaku may have been very different. I mean the reason I created the Psychotaku was because there wasn’t any import reviewer out there. Well, there may have been import reviewers out there but there weren’t any good ones. (Remember this was pre-”You Can Play This”.)
I wanted to share all of the cool games that I grew up on. Sure I played Super Mario Bros. 3, the Megaman series, Castlevania and the rest. But there was no representation for the Japanese games. Classics such as Umihara Kawase Shun, Tobal 2, the Parodius series, and every Anime game that never made it to the U.S.