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Video: Hanging Out With Arino In The Japanese GameCenter CX 3 Demo

Posted by Kerry Brunskill

Short and sweet

Japanese 3DS users are now able to get their hands on a demo of GameCenter CX 3, perhaps better known outside Japan as the latest game in the Retro Game Challenge series.

The demo's a short slice of the story mode, with your chosen character (male or female) bumping into a youthful Arino back in a little 80's shop and eventually making your way through the decade, playing a variety of games across a range of nostalgic locations from toys shops to bedrooms.

The demo itself has just one game to play: Roomie and the Magic Broom. For those that might remember such games, it looks like Ptolemy from Taito's arcade classic The Fairyland Story has invaded a game of action-puzzle-platformer Lode Runner. Roomie has five regular stages as well as a bonus round at the end, and once you've gone through that the demo kicks you out to the title screen — not even saving your name, never mind your progress.

Based on previous entries we're sure the final game will be a nostalgic blast that's well worth playing, but if we're honest there’s little in this slim demo that will convince people who aren't already fans of the games or the TV show to pick up the final game. The video below shows the demo in its entirety; hug a NES pad while you watch and then let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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User Comments (10)



Shiryu said:

It's my all time favourite TV show! It really is! I can't eleive it hasn't set the west on fire so we could be sure that we would get this localised over here.



Sly said:

My favourite show! I always watch their game play and live streams.



Darknyht said:

If they are bringing DS games to the Wii U, I really hope that the first two are brought over (I know they need to translate the second one first).



edcomics said:

Unfortunately, Arino's voice acting isn't as funny as his actual reactions in the show. I wish they'd use sound clips from the show to get lines with a funnier delivery. Maybe he's trying to sound like his kid self here. I don't know. It just doesn't quite work for me.



Asaki said:

I really hope this comes out over here, even if it's only an eShop title, but I have doubts =( I've never seen the show, but the first game was just awesome.

Too bad piracy killed any chances of it selling.



unrandomsam said:

@Asaki I dunno I was looking at buying it and it is astronomically expensive. Don't see why they cannot add a slightly changed version of the first one to the eshop.



Asaki said:

@unrandomsam I mean when it came out. Obviously it's expensive now to buy it second-hand, and none of that money would go to the publisher/dev anyway.

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