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. Whether it’s 80’s nostalgia for the seasoned gamer or experiencing classic 8-bit game play for the first time, Retro Game Challenge has something for everyone.
An original single player game for Nintendo DS based on the popular Japanese Game Center CX TV series, Retro Game Challenge reinvents how classic games are played, and how you look at game compilation releases. In it the player is immersed in a story which requires he/she to complete short challenges imposed by a villain named Arino in a wide variety of 8-bit games. These games are not licensed titles, but originals designed to look, sound and play like classic arcade games from the 80s. Survive this series of challenges and you will never look at classic gaming the same again. The Story
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 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. To escape you must 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, you can find cheat codes to warp to later levels, receive unlimited continues or even become invincible. In addition a young, pre-evil, Arino is at your side to keep you company during your challenges and he is quite amused that he grows up to be so evil and becomes 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. The Games
Although the challenges that players will have to succeed in only feature portions of the games that pack Retro Game Challenge
, each of these games is a full-fledged game that is playable from beginning to end. See a sampling of the games included below.
Key Game Features
| ||A fixed shooter in which the player must shoot down invading enemies with a spaceship that can only move left and right along the bottom of the screen. Use cheat codes to warp or to reveal hidden stages. |
| ||Stun enemies with ninja stars, and step on them or close a trapdoor on them to kill them. It's an old-fashioned side-scrolling action game with many new elements. |
| ||Can't leave out a racing game. The player controls a racecar from a birds eye view and uses techniques such as drift and drift boost to achieve the shortest lap time. |
| ||A good ol' RPG joins the family. The player is a descendant of a hero who is given an order by the king to form a party to embark on an adventure to defeat the rival King of Darkness. |
| ||This shooter features a flying battleship that can move left, right, forwards and backwards. It can also transform into 4 different forms, allowing for a range of battle plans. |
- Experience Games in a Whole New Way - Rather than simply playing a game straight from start to finish, each game is played in short spurts to accomplish specific goals.
- Wide Variety of Games to Keep Players Engaged - From classic shooters to racing, ninja action to epic role-playing, gameplay variety ensures there's something for everyone.
- Entire Games Available for Free Play - Every retro game introduced in the story is available in its entirety once the initial challenges have been completed.
- Experience the 80's Gaming Culture - Not only do the in-game magazines provide cheat codes, they are a source of entertainment and a virtual history lesson about the video game industry. Fake 80's news stories cover actual emerging 80's gaming trends, evolution of software, and even the video game crash of 1983.