is a Nintendo DS game by Bandai Namco based on the television series Retro Game Master. Shinya Arino himself gave much input into the game creation process. The game was released on November 15th 2007 in Japan, and is due out in North America from XSEED Games this winter. The game received a score of 33/40 from Famitsu Magazine.
In the game the player selects a boy or girl playing retro games to appease the Demon Arino (based on the TV show's host Shinya Arino). The Demon Arino gives four challenges to complete for each game.
The games are not actual games, but games created for this game specifically. Many of them are similar in both gameplay and appearance to real Famicom games of those years. They come with fully illustrated manuals.
Occasionally there will be a fake gaming magazine (Game Fan Magazine) that has articles about the games, rankings (with other fictional games named), and "game advice" from GameCenter CX ADs who have appeared over the seasons of the tv show.
The games presented are fictional games made specifically for GameCenter CX, although they are given fictional dates of release.
Rally King SP
- Japan is well known for re-releasing Famicom games in joint with businesses and upgrading the game along with giving the companies advertising in the game (Kaettekita Mario Bros. is one of these joint-ventures). Rally King SP emulates a fictional noodle company's endeavor.
Haguru Man 2
- A sequel to Haguru Man with better graphics and slightly altered play.
Haguru Man 3
- The sequel that actually changes gameplay drastically into a Ninja Gaiden-esque style.
Each game requires the player to complete four tasks before moving onward and unlocking the next game although previous unlocked games can be played at any time.
- Clear stage 5
- Get inside 2 warp gates (Warp gates appear when you defeat some of the blinking enemies)
- Destroy largest asteroid in asteroid zone
- Score 200,000 points
- Defeat 2 enemies (at the same time) by jumping on them
- Finish levels 1-3 without using shuriken
- Finish levels 1-4 without dying
- Finish floor 8
- Use DriftBoost 2 times (press 'A' again while turning)
- Finish course 1 without dying
- Get at least rank 5 in course 2
- Score 15,000 points
- Defeat Area 1 Mid-boss
- Get a 1up by either getting 50,000 points or by finding a hidden 1up tomato
- Defeat Area 2 Boss
- Score 250,000 points
Rally King SP
- Finish course 1 without drifting
- Finish course 2 under 2'28
- Use start booster (Hold 'A' a little bit before the countdown timer changes to 2)
- Finish course 3
Haguru Man 2
- Defeat 2 enemies at the same time by opening a door
- Collect 3 scrolls
- Find and defeat the boss hiding in one of the doors (go into doors one by one and pressing and HOLDING up until he emerges).
- Clear floor 4
(to save the game, open the Guadia Quest menu, select どうぐ ((the items menu)), and then select ぼうけんきろく).
- Reach the "Town of the Farthest Ends" (さいはてのむら）and then save the game
- Have all characters reach level 7 and then save the game
- Accumulate 1000mane (currency of the game) and then save the game
- Defeat the Boss in floor B4F of Demon's Dungeon and then save the game
Haguru Man 3
- Buy the 3 shot gear (400 screws/bolts?) and equip it
- Use the 3 shot gear to destroy one of the regenerating trees
- Clear Episode 1
- Defeat 100 enemies in episode 2
- Play through and complete all eight games.
- There are several "Demon Arino"s hidden in Guadia Quest to battle.
- Each game has graphics similar to Famicom games of the date that they were "released"... although they do exceed those standards in a small way.
- While completing the tasks for "Star Prince", your character reads in a magazine that a special controller is coming out to "buy". Your friend then "brings you one" allowing you to use the 'Y' button as a "turbo-fire".
- At the end of Season 7 of the TV series, Arino was given a Namco/Bandai company business card and given honorary company employee status by the President of Namco/Bandai. A copy of this card is packaged in with the game.