In this second episode of Retro Game Master, our hero, Shinya Arino, faces off against Sega Mega Drive classic Super Fantasy Zone.
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?
This first official U.S. airing of the show, known as Game Center CX in Japan, uses dubbing for the announcer's voice and subtitling for Arino's.
Retro Game Master airs weekly on Kotaku at 8 p.m. eastern on Thursdays. The show and Kotaku reruns will remain on the site for viewing at your leisure throughout the season. Licensing prevents the show from being seen outside of North America.
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