This week on Retro Game Master The Kacho takes on Sega Mega Drive classic Super Fantasy Zone in an epic struggle to avenge the death of Opa-Opa's father.

Released in Japan in 1992 on the Sega Mega Drive and Europe a year later, Super Fantasy Zone didn't make it to the U.S. officially until it hit the Wii's Virtual Console in 2008. In the free-moving shoot-em up, players need to clear the levels by taking down enemy generators and finally the level's guardian. The game ends with a bit of a gameplay twist, but I'm sure Shinya Arino will keep his cool. Or will he?

The show goes live only on Kotaku at 8 p.m. eastern this Thursday and will be followed by a 10 more weekly episodes "airing" on Kotaku at the same time and day through September. And unlike with television, these episodes will stick around on our site so you can watch them at your own leisure.

Game Center CX produced 15 seasons of gaming content in Japan, with Arino playing through dozens of Famicom, Super Famicom, PC Engine and Mega Drive games. These first U.S. airings of the episodes includes English captions for Arino and English dubbing for his off-camera announcer.

If you missed it, make sure you go watch last week's episode now. Licensing prevents the show from being seen outside of North America.

This Thursday Retro Game Master Takes on Super Fantasy Zone

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