This Thursday Retro Game Master Takes On S.O.S.

This week on Retro Game Master The Kacho takes on The Poseidon Adventure-inspired adventure game S.O.S.


S.O.S. was developed by Human Entertainment for the Super NES in 1994. In the game, which was inspired by both the book and movie The Poseidon Adventure, players must escape the sinking ship Lady Crithania. The game has four players characters, a hidden timer and the levels rotate as the ship continues to sink.

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.

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.


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How much prep time does Bigger Boat Productions get in translating these episodes? Kinda of odd that Something Awful group has their work done a few weeks before and then these episodes show up. I'll be expecting this take on the episode.

It would be great if the Nerd tackled this game too, but he's too busy...