This week on Retro Game Master the Kacho takes on 53 Stations of the Tōkaidō.

Released in 1986, Kantarō no Tōkaidō Gojūsan-tsugi is based on a famous set of ukiyo-e wood prints. In it players defeat side-scrolling enemies by throwing firework grenades among the pixelated Japanese landscape.

The show goes live only on Kotaku at 8 p.m. eastern this Thursday, followed by 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 Shinya 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.


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