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Retro Game Challenge

The Ranking

79.96% Overall Rank: 4807
DS Rank: 117
2009 Games Rank: 4792
2009 DS Rank: 117
Score based on 27 reviews


Thrown back in time to the 1980's, you are turned into a young boy and forced to play video games by an evil self-proclaimed "Game Master", Game Master Arino. Game Master Arino will test your gaming skills by throwing various challenges at you in a wide-variety of retro games including shooters, racing, action and even an epic role-playing game - your only way to return is to defeat him in every retro game challenge he throws at you. But you are not alone in your quest-armed with access to gaming magazines, cheat codes can be found to warp to later levels, receive unlimited continues or even become invincible! A young Arino is at your side to keep you company during your challenges, quite amused at the fact that he grows up to be so evil in the future to be the cause of your current predicament. Test your skills with the awesomeness of the 8-bit era and prevent the retro games from exacting their revenge! An original game based on the popular Japanese GAME CENTER CX TV series, Retro Game Challenge reinvents how classic games are played by having the player complete short challenges in a wide-variety of games to keep the game play fresh and rewarding. Specific challenges in shooters, racing, action and a role-playing game are integrated into the story, while the in-game magazines offer cheat codes as well as fake 80's news stories paying tribute to the rich history of the gaming industry. Whether it's 80's nostalgia for the seasoned gamer or experiencing classic 8-bit game play for the first time, Retro Game Challenge has something for everyone.
Release Date: February 10, 2009

Latest Reviews

NintendoWorldReport 03/10/10 Review 7 out of 10
gamrReview 02/01/09 Review 8.3 out of 10
Gamer Limit 07/28/09 Review 9 out of 10
NTSC uk 06/26/09 Review 8 out of 10
Nintendo Gamer 06/01/09 Review 60 out of 100
gamesTM 05/01/09 Review 7 out of 10
Pocket Gamer UK 04/20/09 Review 8 out of 10
Nintendo Life 04/15/09 Review 8 out of 10
Eurogamer 04/13/09 Review 8 out of 10
Gaming Age 04/09/09 Review C-