Taking the Retro Game Master Challenge

By Spencer . July 23, 2008 . 9:38am

sprince.jpgGood news everyone! Xseed plans on keeping everything in Game Center CX intact. They are translating all of the virtual video game mags and keep every faux 8-bit game in Retro Game Challenge. There is even a top loading Famicom on the floor. I asked Xseed if they plan on changing it to a Nintendo in the final build, but there are no current plans to make a graphical swap.


I tried out Rally King, an arcade style racer where you drift into first place. The rules don’t explain how to drift, but I accidentally discovered skidding left and right makes the car flash which gives you a brief turbo boost. I played Rally King in free play mode so there wasn’t a challenge to complete. After winning a round I moved onto Star Prince (pictured) which looks inspired by Star Solider. The game is a solid standalone vertical shmup with secrets like extra hidden extra lives. I asked a team member how to find them and he told me I would have to peruse the magazines. That localization of the magazines is what I’m curious about, but the build of Retro Game Challenge at E3 was the Japanese version of the game.


Images courtesy of Xseed.

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  • seiya19

    Good news indeed… I think I´ll get this one, whenever I can…

  • Paul

    I’m still shocked that this game is getting localized. :) Thank you, Thank you XSEED.

  • Daizyujin

    Yes this is a very fun game. I am curious to see how the text is translated since the show has a very Japanese sense of humor to it. I am imagining most of it will take some rather hefty rewrites to make much sense to people who have not sat down with fansubs of the show. I am sure they have more ambition than just selling to the few 1000s in the US that actually know of Game Center CX. With that in mind it also makes me wonder how the translation on the US release of the show will go as well. I guess we will see here soon.

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