Retro Game Master is a Japanese web show featuring Shinya Arino as the Retro Game Master. I have no idea if he’s famous or known in any capacity in Japan other than for this show. If he’s not known it’s certainly changing. Arino, feel proud! The Sega Dude now knows you 🙂
The shows concept is simple. Watch Shinya Arino challenge a retro video game. Yup, that’s it. You or I could do this!… but Shinya Arino did. And he does it very well.
The shows are short, entertaining and you may find Shinya playing an old favorite of yours.
Retro Game Master Season 1
Sega Mega Drive Highlights
Episode 02: Super Fantasy Zone
Episode 03: Bonanza Brothers
Episode 09: Battle Golfer Yui
Episode 12: Golden Axe
I’ve linked to the Season 1 episodes where Shinya Arino is playing Sega games but be sure to check out the rest. I bet you’ll get a kick out of them all.
My understanding is this Season 1 is a small handful of episodes from Retro Game Master picked for an English speaking audience with English commentary and sub titles. If you haven’t heard of Retro Game Master then your in for some good retro fun.
Be sure to check out Battle Golfer Yui for some very rare insight into one of many Japanese games that to us non-Japanese speaking people would never otherwise get. This particular game is pretty crazy!
You know, Xseed Games released a DS game “based” on the show called Retro Game Challenge that has a bunch of faux retro games to beat based on popular genres. They’re all fun and will give you some nostalgia shock in a good way.
Battle Golfer Yui is awesome and fun to play, btw. A golf RPG is weird enough, but it’s nice in a way because you can get through a lot of the game with little to no Japanese knowledge…
You really do have a ton of video game knowledge!
And after watching that Retro Game Master show for Battle Golfer Yui and reading your comments on it I’m becoming very interested in trying it out.
I’ve seen it for sale a ton of times but never thought anything of it. But now… I suspect I might end up with some day soon. 😀