Game Center CX is an absolutely brilliant Japanese TV show in which, with the help of some production assistants, Shinya Arino plays old games to completion. The show documents the hardships involved in trying to finish the most unfairly difficult and nonsensical old games from the Famicom generation and beyond.

And now it's getting its own DS game. The game consists of fake retro games made in authentic NES style, including a ninja platformer (Karakuri Ninja Haguruman) and its sequel, a shooter (Starprince) and even an RPG; to go along with the fake games, there's even a fake weekly game magazine. Maybe in 20 years, someone will play through this whole game on TV.

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