GameCenter CX

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GameCenter CX
Cover for the 11th DVD Boxset, depicting a Famicom, controller and cartridge. The use of the Famicom on the cover was approved by Nintendo.
Variety show
StarringShinya Arino
Narrated byTsuyoshi Kan
Ayako Yamanaka
Country of originJapan
Original languageJapanese
No. of episodes350
ProducersNozomi Ishida
Seita Kadozawa
Tsuyoshi Kan
Running time60 minutes
Production companiesFuji Television
Gascoin Company [ja]
Original release
NetworkFuji TV One
ReleaseNovember 4, 2003 (2003-11-04) –
GameCenter CX 20th Channel
YouTube information
Years active2022–present
Genre(s)Gaming, Variety
Total views42 million[1]
Contents are inJapanese
Associated acts
  • CritiKano Hit
  • Hyakumantenbara Salome
  • Masahiro Sakurai on Creating Games
100,000 subscribers2023

Last updated: March 22, 2024
Includes re-releases of previous episodes, revenge against failed challenges, crossovers, and exclusive challenges.

GameCenter CX (ゲームセンターCX, Gēmu Sentā Shī Ekkusu), also known as Retro Game Master in other regions, is a Japanese gaming-variety show television program produced by Fuji Television and Gascoin Company [ja]. The name is a combination of "game center" (the Japanese term for an arcade) and Fuji TV's call sign, JOCX-TV. It stars Shinya Arino, a member of comedy duo Yoiko, who plays home console video games from previous decades and usually attempts to get the game's ending within a single day. The show has been on-air since November 4, 2003, with a new episode airing bi-weekly at Thursday midnight on Fuji TV One. As of 2023, 20 DVD sets have been released in Japan. In 2008, Fuji TV was looking for international distributors for subtitled DVDs.[2][3]


The show is presented as a gaming variety show which follows a commentary-based long-play format. Shinya Arino challenges several games from previous eras, presented by his producers to get each ending. He is supported by the show's assistant directors (referred to as ADs) and sometimes other staff, both via moral support and actual gameplay. He also is featured in segments interspersed throughout the episodes where he goes to local arcade centers, as well as segments where he does a variety of things, such as interviews with game designers, showcasing classic console hardware or games, or a made-up game show where the staff participates.

GameCenter CX as a company[edit]

Arino is presented as an employee of the fictitious GameCenter CX company. His jumpsuit attire is adorned with the GameCenter CX logo, which with the second season onward lost the original brackets around the "CX". Arino formally greets anyone of status by serving him/her a business card. The CX company even promotes Arino depending on how well he does during the season. The phrase Arino says right before turning on the console, "Kachō on!", signifies his role as chief of the aforementioned company.

Season Position Explanation
Season 1 Senior Staff (Shunin)
Season 2 Acting Chief (Kachō Dairi)
Season 3 Chief (Kachō) After clearing every game in the 3rd Season
Season 4 Acting Chief (Kachō Dairi) 4 losses in a row - Ultraman to ActRaiser
Season 4 Senior Staff (Shunin) Demoted due to a second final boss failure in ActRaiser
Season 4 Chief (Kachō) Promoted due to successful completion of Quiz Tonosama no Yabō [ja]
Season 18 President (Shachō) Only on GameCenter MSX, set in a fictional timeline

To continue with the corporate theme of the show, a stock certificate was included with the second DVD collection to have the buyers feel like they owned stock in the company. In the last episode of season 7, Bandai Namco Entertainment president Ishikawa made Arino an honorary employee and presented him with a company card.

In addition, the company is set in a fictional universe featuring characters in the style of Dragon Quest, which also features several characters as a form of commentators: The King and the members of his family, Queen and Prince. Both Queen and Prince appeared earlier as main commentators in earlier seasons, but later ended up as DVD-only characters by replacing the King. This universe also features villains, such as Skull King, Black Satan, Onitengu and Tuxedo Clowns. An elder scientist called Hakase also exists, but he was only featured as a commentator of THE Game Maker DVDs.


The assistant directors help provide creative input, construct settings, and work as a camera crew at times, especially when on location. Their on-screen presence is typically precipitated by Arino struggling with a spot in a game. They will offer help of varying degrees, enough to dislodge Arino from his despair, but not so much as to raise questions about whether he beat the game on his own. These members of staff start as interns, and often they are promoted to various paid positions surrounding the show's production. Many have moved on to other Japanese TV shows. After they left the staff, sometimes they reappeared in the next seasons or special DVD challenges.

  • Naoki Yamada (山田直喜) - Season 1 (first episode only)
  • Shinichirou Toujima (東島真一郎) - Seasons 1 & 2
  • Hiroshi Sasano (笹野大司) - Season 2
  • Shun Urakawa (浦川瞬) - Seasons 3 & 4
  • Yuuya Inoue (井上侑也), a.k.a. Inoko MAX (イノコMAX) - Seasons 5 & 6, was part of the main staff since the end of season 13-22 seasons as director
  • Sachi Takahashi (高橋佐知), a.k.a. Meijin,Sensei (名人,先生) - Season 7
  • Takeshi Tsuruoka (鶴岡丈志) - Season 8
  • Tomoaki Nakayama (中山智明) - Seasons 9 & 10
  • Hiroyuki Emoto (江本紘之), a.k.a. Emoyan (エモヤン) - Seasons 11 & 12
  • Akane Itou (伊藤茜) - Seasons 11 & 12 & 13
  • Yuuki Katayama (片山雄貴), a.k.a. Katakin-kun (片きんくん) - Seasons 13 & 14 & 15
  • Junpei Takahashi (高橋純平) - Seasons 13 & 14 & 15
  • Atsushi Itou (伊東篤志) - Season 16
  • Gen Matsui (松井現) - Seasons 16 & 17 & 18
  • Hideaki Yanai (矢内英明) - Seasons 18 & 19
  • Ryo Osuka (大須賀良) - Seasons 19 & 20
  • Hirotaka Watari (渡大空) - Seasons 20 & 21
  • Yuta Kaga (加賀祐太) - Seasons 21 & 22
  • Tasuku Iwahashi (岩橋資) - Seasons 22 & 23
  • Kusuda Kenta (楠田健太) - Season 23
  • Kobayashi Kyosuke (小林恭介) - Season 23 & 24
  • Motonao Inotani (猪谷元直) - Seasons 25 & 26 & 27
  • Naoki Yaegashi (八重樫直希) - Season 27

Miscellaneous staff[edit]

  • Kouichi Abe (阿部浩一) - Cameraman
  • Masayuki Kibe (岐部昌幸) - Art Director, Writer
  • Tsuyoshi Kan (菅剛史) - Producer, Narrator
  • Yuuichirou Suda (須田祐一郎) - Video Editor
  • Muneaki Tanizawa (谷澤宗明), a.k.a. Tanii (タニー) - Voice Mixing
  • Kensaku Sakai (酒井健作) - Planner
  • Yuko Watanabe (渡邊優子) - Assistant Director, left the staff in the 12th season. Came back as director in 17th season.
  • Tsukasa Nagahashi (長橋司) - Assistant Director
  • Tatsuya Fujimoto (藤本達也) - Production
  • Fukutomi Mikan (福富ミカン) - Assistant Director (AD)
  • Tomoyuki Ogawa (小川友希) - Promotion (PR)


  • Audio clips from the videogame Kid Icarus (光神話 パルテナの鏡) are often used to intro segments with The King.
  • The song used during Arino's arcade field trip adventures is called 異国のしらべ from HEAT WAVE.
  • The song during his trip north is "Between the expansive sky and large land" by Chiharu Matsuyama.
  • The second and third seasons made extensive use of the soundtracks from the games Headhunter and Headhunter Redemption to highlight the show's dramatic segments.
  • Musical segues from the anime Azumanga Daioh are regularly used during field segments, in which Arino visits various game centers and convenience stores.
  • The show also frequently features popular music by contemporary artists such as Phil Collins, Jesse McCartney and Madonna, as well as music from film scores like Jurassic Park and Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
  • The song used for showing elements from games at Season 9 and onwards is called Hijacked from the library audio album called Hollywood Premieres by 615 Trax and Warner Chappell Production Music.

Segment Songs[edit]

Original songs[edit]

  • Last Continue by former AD/AP Tomoyaki Nakayama
  • Sayonara Game by former AD Yuko Watanabe
  • Tatakae! Kacho Fighter by producer Nozomi Ishida
  • Momoko-chan Koi Uta by former AD Takeshi Tsuruoka (originally from Tokaido Gojusan Tsugi)
  • Last Continue (English version) by former AD/AP Tomoyaki Nakayama
  • Ken o Nuke! GCCX MAX by multiple staff from the show as Messe Messe Club (Gen Matsui, Yuta Kaga, Kouichi Abe, Ryo Osuka)
  • ENDINGRATULATION by accekk (writer Masayuki Kibe and former AD Tasuku Iwahashi's band duo)

Game challenges[edit]

Not counting duplicated appearances, segment-only appearances, and Nintendo eShop episodes, the publisher who made more appearances on the show is Konami with 57 different games.[a]

Main games[edit]

NOTE: An asterisk (*) is noted beside the episode number to indicate the episode's localization and release on Kotaku. Western titles in "quotes" are unofficial names Kotaku uses to refer to Japan-only games.

1st season

(This season featured a game series or game company as its main focus with Arino's challenge game as a secondary feature)

Ep # Game Challenge
Japanese Spelling Romanized Western Title System Cleared or Failed
たけしの挑戦状 Takeshi no Chōsenjō (1986) N/A Famicom Cleared
アンジェリーク トロワ Angelique Trois (2001) N/A PlayStation 2 Failed[b]
鉄騎 Tekki (2002) Steel Battalion (2002) Xbox Failed[c]
ROOMMANIA#203 ROOMMANIA#203 (2000) N/A Dreamcast Cleared[d]
スターフォース Star Force (1985) Star Force (1987) Famicom Cleared
アストロロボSASA Astro Robo Sasa (1985) N/A Famicom Failed
ギャラガ Namco Museum Vol. 1: Galaga (1995) Namco Museum Vol. 1: Galaga (1996) PlayStation Cleared
ドアドア Door Door (1985) N/A Famicom Cleared
Yie Ar Kung-Fu (1985)
Gradius (1986)
Hyper Olympic (1985)
Yie Ar Kung-Fu (1986)
Gradius (1986)
Track & Field (1987)
Super Mario Bros. (1985)
Super Mario Bros. 2 (1986)
Super Mario Bros. (1985)
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
Famicom Disk System
スーパーマリオブラザーズ2(リベンジ企画) Super Mario Bros. 2 (1986) (Rematch) Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels Famicom Disk System Cleared[h]
2nd season

(episode numbering started with Arino's challenge games being the main feature)

Ep # Japanese Spelling Romanized Western Title System Cleared or Failed
1 *
アトランチスの謎 Atlantis no Nazo (1986) N/A Famicom Cleared
チャレンジャー Challenger (1986) N/A Famicom Cleared
魔界村 Makaimura (1986) Ghosts 'n Goblins (1986) Famicom Failed[i]
コナミワイワイワールド Konami Wai Wai World (1988) N/A Famicom Cleared
メトロイド Metroid (1986) Metroid (1987) Famicom Disk System Cleared[b]
6 *
ソロモンの鍵 Solomon no Kagi (1986) Solomon's Key (1987) Famicom Cleared
プリンスオブペルシャ Prince of Persia (1992) Prince of Persia (1992) Super Famicom Cleared
ロックマン2 Dr.ワイリーの謎 Rockman 2: Dr. Wily no Nazo (1988) Mega Man 2 (1989) Famicom Failed
スーパーマリオブラザーズ3 Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988) Super Mario Bros. 3 (1990) Famicom Failed
3rd season
Ep # Japanese Spelling Romanized Western Title System Cleared or Failed
カトちゃんケンちゃん Kato Chan Ken Chan (1988) J.J. & Jeff (1990) PC Engine Cleared
突撃!風雲たけし城 Totsugeki! Fūun Takeshi-jō (1988) N/A Famicom Cleared
ときめきメモリアル Tokimeki Memorial (1996) N/A PlayStation Cleared
ファミコンジャンプ英雄列伝 Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden (1989) N/A Famicom Cleared
夢工場ドキドキパニック Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic (1987) Super Mario Bros. 2 (1989) Famicom Disk System Cleared[j]
火の鳥 鳳凰編 我王の冒険 Hi no Tori Hououhen: Gaou no Bouken (1987) N/A Famicom Cleared
スーパーマリオワールド Super Mario World (1990) Super Mario World (1991) Super Famicom Cleared
迷宮組曲 Meikyuu Kumikyoku (1987) Milon's Secret Castle (1988) Famicom Cleared
ゼルダの伝説 神々のトライフォース Zelda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Tri-Force (1992) The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1992) Super Famicom Cleared
4th season

(The season mascot changes from King to Queen)

Ep # Japanese Spelling Romanized Western Title System Cleared or Failed
ウルトラマン Ultraman (1991) Ultraman: Towards the Future (1991) Super Famicom Failed[k]
ファイナルファイト Final Fight (1991) Final Fight (1991) Super Famicom Failed
高橋名人の冒険島 Takahashi Meijin no Boukenjima (1986) Adventure Island (1988) Famicom Failed
アクトレイザー ActRaiser (1991) ActRaiser (1992) Super Famicom Failed[l]
クイズ殿様の野望 Quiz Tonosama no Yabou (1993) N/A CD-ROM2 Cleared[m]
ドラえもん Doraemon (1987) N/A Famicom Cleared
スーパーマリオ64 Super Mario 64 (1996) Super Mario 64 (1996) Nintendo 64 Cleared
29 *
忍者龍剣伝 Ninja Ryūkenden (1989) Ninja Gaiden (1989) Famicom Cleared
光神話 パルテナの鏡 Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagami (1987) Kid Icarus (1987) Famicom Disk System Cleared[n]
5th season

(Season was shortened due to birth of Arino's daughter)

Ep # Japanese Spelling Romanized Western Title System Cleared or Failed
海腹川背 Umihara Kawase (1994) N/A Super Famicom Draw[o]
魂斗羅 Contra (1988) Contra / Probotector (1988) Famicom Cleared
33 *
ボナンザブラザーズ Bonanza Brothers (1991) Bonanza Bros. (1991) Mega Drive Cleared
大魔界村 Dai Makaimura (1989) Ghouls 'n Ghosts (1989) Mega Drive Cleared
サラダの国のトマト姫 Salad no Kuni no Tomato Hime (1988) Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom (1991) Famicom Cleared
妖怪道中記 Youkai Douchuki (1988) Youkai Douchuki (2022) PC Engine Failed[p]
6th season

(The season mascot changes from Queen to Dark King)

Ep # Japanese Spelling Romanized Western Title System Cleared or Failed
ストリートファイター2 Street Fighter 2 (1992) Street Fighter II (1992) Super Famicom Failed[q]
悪魔城伝説 Akumajō Densetsu (1989) Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (1990) Famicom Failed[r]
マイティボンジャック Mighty Bomb Jack (1986) Mighty Bomb Jack (1987) Famicom Failed[s]
レッドアリーマー2 Red Arremer 2 (1992) Gargoyle's Quest II (1993) Famicom Failed
マイティボンジャック Mighty Bomb Jack (1986) (Live show, 2006/12/23) Mighty Bomb Jack (1987) Famicom Cleared
アドベンチャークイズ・カプコンワールド ハテナの大冒険 Adventure Quiz Capcom World: Hatena no Daibouken (1992) N/A Super CD-ROM2 Cleared
43 *
セプテントリオン Septentrion (1993) SOS (1994) Super Famicom Cleared[t]
バイオミラクル ぼくってウパ Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa (1988) Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa (2008) Famicom Disk System Cleared
7th season

(the season changes from Dark King to King. The Dark King makes a brief reappearance in #53. Sarina Suzuki from Mecha2 Iketeru! appeared as a guest in the Tamage segment on episode #45)

Ep # Japanese Spelling Romanized Western Title System Cleared or Failed
ウルトラセブン Ultraseven (1993) N/A Super Famicom Cleared
ロックマン Rockman (1988) Mega Man (1988) Famicom Cleared
ワギャンランド Wagan Land (1989) N/A Famicom Cleared
アウターワールド Outer World (1993) Another World (1993) (Europe)
Out Of This World (1993) (North America)
Super Famicom Cleared
がんばれゴエモン ゆき姫救出絵巻 Ganbare Goemon: Yukihime Kyuushutsu Emaki (1991) The Legend of the Mystical Ninja (1992) Super Famicom Failed[e]
たまゲーin韓国byエコノミークラス Trip to Korea by Economy Class N/A N/A N/A
六三四の剣 ただいま修行中 Musashi no Ken – Tadaima Shugyō Chū (1986) N/A Famicom Cleared[u]
超魔界村 Chō Makaimura (1992) Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts (1992) Super Famicom Cleared
クロックタワー Clock Tower (1995) N/A Super Famicom Cleared[v]
カイの冒険 Kai no Bouken (1988) The Quest of Ki Famicom Failed[w]
8th season
Ep # Japanese Spelling Romanized Western Title System Cleared or Failed
カイの冒険 Kai no Bouken (1988) The Quest of Ki Famicom Failed[x]
フラッシュバック Flashback (1993) Flashback (1994) Super Famicom Cleared
ビックリマンワールド Bikkuriman World (1988) Wonder Boy in Monster Land (1988) PC Engine Cleared
仮面の忍者 花丸 Kamen no Ninja Hanamaru (1990) Yo! Noid (1991) Famicom Cleared
59 *
スーパーファンタジーゾーン Super Fantasy Zone (1992) Super Fantasy Zone (1992) Mega Drive Failed
Christmas Eve Live 2007
カイの冒険 Kai no Bouken (1988) The Quest of Ki Famicom Cleared[y]
PC原人 PC-Genjin (1989) Bonk's Adventure / PC Kid (1990) PC Engine Cleared
61 *
東海道五十三次 Tōkaidō Gojūsan-tsugi (1986) N/A Famicom Failed
悪魔城すぺしゃる ぼくドラキュラくん Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun (1990) Kid Dracula (2019) Famicom Cleared
クインティ Quinty (1989) Mendel Palace (1991) Famicom Cleared
9th season

(The season was shortened due to Arino being hospitalized; all episodes from #64 and onwards started to be in HD and 60FPS)

Ep # Japanese Spelling Romanized Western Title System Cleared or Failed
ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) Mega Drive Cleared[z]
課長の海外出張inカンヌ映画祭 Kachou no Kaigai Shucchou in Cannes Eigaisai The Kacho Goes to the Cannes Film Festival N/A N/A[aa]
おかえり!課長リターンズスペシャル Okaeri! Kachou Returns Special Super Mario Bros. (1986)
Dr. Mario (1991)
Famicom Failed[ab]
暴れん坊天狗 Abarenbou Tengu (1991) Zombie Nation (1991) Famicom Cleared
Investigation Office Special Mission
ゲームセンターCX興業 特命課調査室 セガ「三国志大戦・天」編 Sangokushi Taisen Ten (2008) N/A Nintendo DS N/A[ad]
68 *
マドゥーラの翼 Madoola no Tsubasa (1987) The Wing of Madoola Famicom Cleared
ドラゴンスレイヤーIV Dragon Slayer IV (1987) Legacy of the Wizard (1989) Famicom Cleared
10th season
Ep # Japanese Spelling Romanized Western Title System Cleared or Failed
ドラゴンボール 神龍の謎 Dragon Ball: Shenron no Nazo (1987) Dragon Power (1988) (NA)
DragonBall (1990) (EU)
Famicom Failed
チェルノブ Chelnov (1993) Atomic Runner (1993) Mega Drive Cleared
ゆうゆのクイズでGO!GO! Yuuyu no Quiz de GO! GO! (1993) N/A Super Famicom Cleared
レミングス Lemmings (1992) Lemmings (1992) Super Famicom Cleared[ae]
ファーストサムライ First Samurai (1993) First Samurai (1993) Super Famicom Cleared
スーパードンキーコング Super Donkey Kong (1995) Donkey Kong Country (1995) Super Famicom Cleared
餓狼伝説スペシャル Garou Densetsu Special (1994) Fatal Fury Special (1994) Neo Geo Cleared[af]
Live Broadcast Special
ゲームセンターCX 生放送スペシャル Takeshi no Chōsenjō (1986) N/A Famicom Failed[ag]
11th season
Ep # Japanese Spelling Romanized Western Title System Cleared or Failed
福岡里帰りスペシャル Fukuoka Hometown Special N/A N/A N/A
レイラ Layla (1987) N/A Famicom Failed
星のカービィ夢の泉の物語 Hoshi no Kābī: Yume no Izumi no Monogatari (1993) Kirby's Adventure (1993) Famicom Cleared
81 *
バトルゴルファー唯 Battle Golfer Yui (1991) N/A Mega Drive Cleared[ah]
ロックマン3 Dr.ワイリーの最期!? Rockman 3: Dr. Wily no Saigo!? (1990) Mega Man 3 (1991) Famicom Cleared
すーぱーぐっすんおよよ Super Gussun Oyoyo (1995) Risky Challenge (1993) Super Famicom Cleared
源平討魔伝 Genpei Tōma Den (1990) The Genji and the Heike Clans (1997) PC Engine Failed[e]
パンチアウト!! Punch-Out!! (1988) Punch-Out!! (1988) Famicom Failed
87 *
ゴールデンアックス Golden Axe (1990) Golden Axe (1990) Mega Drive Cleared
24-hour challenge
レミングス Lemmings (1992) Lemmings (1992) Super Famicom Cleared[ai]
ディグダグII Dig Dug II (1986) Dig Dug II (1990) Famicom Cleared
89 (24-hour challenge Documentary)
ドキュメント24 Document24 N/A N/A N/A
12th season

(The season mascot changes from King to Fallen Warrior)

Ep # Japanese Spelling Romanized Western Title System Cleared or Failed
ドラゴンバスター Dragon Buster (1987) Dragon Buster (1985) Famicom Cleared
カケフくんのジャンプ天国 スピード地獄 Kakefu Kun no Jump Tengoku: Speed Jigoku (1988) Kid Kool and the Quest for the Seven Wonder Herbs (1990) Famicom Failed
不思議のダンジョン2 風来のシレン Fushigi no Dungeon 2: Fūrai no Shiren (1996) Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer Super Famicom Cleared
電車でGO! Densha de Go! (1998) N/A PlayStation Failed[aj]
2010 ストリートファイター 2010 Street Fighter (1990) Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight (1990) Famicom Failed
忍者龍剣伝II 暗黒の邪神剣 Ninja Ryūkenden II: Ankoku no Jashinken (1990) Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (1990) Famicom Cleared
パイロットウイングス Pilotwings (1991) Pilotwings (1991) Super Famicom Failed[ak]
レインボーアイランド Rainbow Islands (1988) Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2 (1991) Famicom Failed
レッキングクルー Wrecking Crew (1985) Wrecking Crew (1986) Famicom Cleared[al]
13th season

(The season mascot changes from Fallen Warrior to King, it was shortened due to Arino getting a free rest of 100 days)

Ep # Japanese Spelling Romanized Western Title System Cleared or Failed
ゴルゴ13 第一章 神々の黄昏 Golgo 13: Kamigami no Tasogare (1988) Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode (1988) Famicom Cleared
す〜ぱ〜ぷよぷよ Super Puyo Puyo (1994) Kirby's Avalanche (1995) (NA)
Kirby's Ghost Trap (1995) (EU)
Super Famicom Failed[am]
甲子園 Koushien (1990) N/A Famicom Failed
ゲゲゲの鬼太郎 復活! 天魔大王 Gegege No Kitarō: Fukkatsu! Tenma Daiou (1993) N/A Super Famicom Cleared
北海道連鎖殺人 オホーツクに消ゆ Hokkaido Rensa Satsujin: Ohotsuku ni Kiyu (1987) N/A Famicom Cleared
「ドラクエ」を創った男 堀井雄二スペシャル Yuji Horii Interview Special (no game) N/A N/A N/A
14th season
Ep # Japanese Spelling Romanized Western Title System Cleared or Failed
パリ・ダカール ラリー・スペシャル Paris-Dakar Rally Special (1988) N/A Famicom Cleared[an]
ジェリーボーイ Jerry Boy (1991) Smart Ball (1992) Super Famicom Cleared
ゼルダの伝説 時のオカリナ Zelda no Densetsu: Toki no Ocarina (1998) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998) Nintendo 64 Cleared[ao]
New Year Live Special
星のカービィスーパーデラックス Hoshi no Kābī Sūpā Derakkusu (1996) Kirby Super Star (1996) Super Famicom Cleared
スーパースターフォース 時空暦の秘密 Super Star Force: Jikūreki no Himitsu (1987) N/A Famicom Failed
最後の忍道 Saigo no Nindou (1990) Ninja Spirit (1990) PC Engine Cleared
かまいたちの夜 Kamaitachi no Yoru (1995) Banshee's Last Cry Super Famicom Cleared
ロックマン4 新たなる野望!! Rockman 4: Arata Naru Yabō! (1992) Mega Man 4 (1992) Famicom Cleared
バベルの塔 Babel no Tō (1986) Mystery Tower (2023) Famicom Failed[ap]
15th season
Ep # Japanese Spelling Romanized Western Title System Cleared or Failed
ギミック! Gimmick! (1992) Mr. Gimmick (1993) Famicom Failed[aq]
F-ZERO F-ZERO (1991) F-Zero (1991) Super Famicom Cleared[ar]
タントアール Tant-R (1994) N/A Mega Drive Cleared
バイオ戦士DAN Bio Senshi DAN (1987) N/A Famicom Cleared
コミックスゾーン Comix Zone (1995) Comix Zone (1995) Mega Drive Failed[b]
カービィボウル Kirby Bowl (1994) Kirby's Dream Course (1995) Super Famicom Cleared
メタルストーム Metal Storm (1992) Metal Storm (1991) Famicom Failed
子育てクイズ マイエンジェル Kosodate Quiz My Angel (1998) N/A PlayStation Cleared
バトルフォーミュラ Battle Formula (1991) Super Spy Hunter (1992) Famicom Failed
ハロー!パックマン Hello! Pac-Man (1994) Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures (1994) Super Famicom Cleared
2 Hour Special
GameCenter CX in USA/RoboCop RoboCop (1989) RoboCop (1989) Famicom Cleared
ストライダー飛竜 Strider Hiryu (1990) Strider (1990) Mega Drive Cleared
飛龍の拳 奥義の書 Hiryū no Ken: Ougi no Sho (1987) Flying Dragon: The Secret Scroll (1989) Famicom Failed[as]
聖闘士星矢 黄金伝説 Saint Seiya: Ougon Densetsu (1987) Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque: La Legende d'Or (1991) Famicom Cleared
天下のご意見番 水戸黄門 Tenka no Goikenban: Mito Koumon (1987) N/A Famicom Failed
バトルトード Battletoads (1992) Battletoads (1991) Famicom Cleared
探偵神宮寺三郎 新宿中央公園殺人事件 Tantei Jinguuji Saburou: Shinjuku Chuuou Kouen Satsujin Jiken (1987) Jake Hunter: The Petty Murder of a Fragile Heart Famicom Disk System Cleared
アレックスキッドのミラクルワールド Alex Kidd no Miracle World (1987) Alex Kidd in Miracle World (1987) Sega Mark III Failed
Birthday Live 2012
パイロットウイングス Pilotwings (1991) Pilotwings (1991) Super Famicom Failed[at]
グラディウス Gradius (1986) Gradius (1987) Famicom Cleared
16th season
Ep # Japanese Spelling Romanized Western Title System Cleared or Failed
スーパーチャイニーズ Super Chinese (1986) Kung Fu Heroes (1989) Famicom Failed
ダイナマイト・ヘッディー Dynamite Headdy (1994) Dynamite Headdy (1994) Mega Drive Cleared
カットビ!宅配くん Kattobi! Takuhai-kun (1991) N/A PC Engine Failed
キャプテン翼 Captain Tsubasa (1988) Tecmo Cup Soccer Game (1992) Famicom Cleared[au]
岩手出張スペシャル「パイロットウイングス」完結!? Iwate Special: Pilotwings Revenge Pilotwings (1991) Super Famicom Cleared
ガンデック Gun-Dec (1991) Vice: Project Doom (1992) Famicom Cleared
ファミコン探偵倶楽部 消えた後継者 Famicom Tantei Club: Kieta Kōkeisha (1988) Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir Famicom Disk System[av] Cleared
カルノフ Karnov (1988) Karnov (1988) Famicom Cleared
川のぬし釣り2 Kawa no Nushi Tsuri 2 (1995) N/A Super Famicom Failed
2 Hour Special
GameCenter CX in Asia/スーパーマリオカート Super Mario Kart (1992) Super Mario Kart (1992) Super Famicom Failed[aw]
パルスマン Pulseman (1994) Pulseman (1995) Mega Drive Cleared
迷宮島 Meikyūjima (1990) Kickle Cubicle (1990) Famicom Cleared
パラッパラッパー Parappa Rappa (1996) PaRappa the Rapper (1997) PlayStation Cleared
夢見屋形の物語 Yumemi Yakata no Monogatari (1993) Mansion of Hidden Souls (1993) Mega CD Cleared
スーパーマリオ ヨッシーアイランド Super Mario: Yoshi's Island (1995) Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995) Super Famicom Cleared
メトロクロス Metro-Cross (1987) Metro-Cross (1985) Famicom Cleared
スペースハンター Space Hunter (1986) N/A Famicom Cleared
17th season
Ep # Japanese Spelling Romanized Western Title System Cleared or Failed
ミッキーのマジカルアドベンチャー Mickey no Magical Adventure (1993) The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse (1993) Super Famicom Cleared
ファミリートレーナー ジョギングレース Family Trainer Jogging Race (1987) N/A Famicom Cleared[ax]
トム・ソーヤーの冒険 Tomu Sōyā no Bōken (1989) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1989) Famicom Cleared
超惑星戦記メタファイト Chô Wakusei Senki Metafight (1988) Blaster Master (1989) Famicom Failed
ベスト競馬 ダービースタリオン Best Keiba Derby Stallion (1992) N/A Famicom Failed[ay]
スーパードンキーコング2 ディクシー&ディディー Super Donkey Kong 2: Dixie & Diddy (1996) Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1996) Super Famicom Cleared
Famicom 30th Anniversary Live Special
ファミコン30周年生放送SP Rockman 2: Dr. Wily no Nazo (1989) Mega Man 2 (1989) Wii U (Virtual Console) Failed[az]
Terrestrial Live Broadcast Special
ゲームセンターCX 地上波生挑戦 Super Mario Bros. (1985) Super Mario Bros. (1985) Famicom Failed[ba]
ドラゴンボールZ 超武闘伝 Dragon Ball Z Super Butōden (1993) Dragon Ball Z (1994) Super Famicom Cleared[bb]
闇の仕事人 KAGE Yami no Shigotonin Kage (1990) Shadow of the Ninja (1991) (NA)
Blue Shadow (1991) (EU)
Famicom Cleared
スカイキッド Sky Kid (1986) Sky Kid (1987) Famicom Failed
GameCenter CX In Paris
ゲームセンターCX in Paris 〜有野課長ジャパンエキスポ参戦〜 Mario & Wario (1993) N/A Super Famicom Failed
幽★遊★白書 魔強統一戦 Yū Yū Hakusho Makyō Tōitsusen (1994) Yu Yu Hakusho: Sunset Fighters (1998)
Yu Yu Hakusho: Battle to Unite the Demon Plane
Mega Drive Failed[bc]
ニトロパンクス マイトヘッズ Nitropunks: Mightheads (1993) Rocky Rodent (1993) Super Famicom Failed
アイギーナの予言 バルバルークの伝説より Aigīna no Yogen: Barubarūku no Densetsu Yori (1987) Aigina's Prophecy Famicom Cleared
2 Hour Special Arino's Challenge in Budokan
有野の挑戦 in 武道館 Super Mario Bros. (1985)
Makaimura (1986)
Punch-Out!! (1988)
Best Keiba Derby Stallion (1992)
Street Fighter 2 (1992)
Super Mario Bros. (1986)
Ghosts 'n Goblins (1987)
Punch-Out!! (1988)
Street Fighter II (1992)
Famicom / Super Famicom Cleared (3/5)[bd]
有野の挑戦in武道館 ドキュメント Arino's Challenge in Budokan Documentary N/A N/A N/A
美味しんぼ 究極のメニュー三本勝負 Oishinbo: Kyūkyoku no Menyū Sanbon Shōbu (1989) N/A Famicom Cleared[be]
うっでいぽこ Woody Poko (1987) N/A Famicom Cleared
ノスフェラトゥ Nosferatu (1994) Nosferatu (1995) Super Famicom Failed[bf]
18th season

(The season mascot changes from the King to Elephant King)

Ep # Japanese Spelling Romanized Western Title System Cleared or Failed
竜の子ファイター Tatsu no Ko Fighter (1990) N/A PC Engine Cleared
ロックマンX Rockman X (1993) Mega Man X (1994) Super Famicom Cleared
殺意の階層 パワーソフト連続殺人事件 Satsui no Kaisou: Power Soft Renzoku Satsujin Jiken (1988) N/A Famicom Failed[n]
ガンスターヒーローズ Gunstar Heroes (1993) Gunstar Heroes (1993) Mega Drive Cleared
天下一武士 ケルナグール Tenkaichi Bushi Keru Nagūru (1989) N/A Famicom Cleared[bg]
超ゴジラ Chō-Gojira (1994) Super Godzilla (1994) Super Famicom Cleared
スーパーマリオランド Super Mario Land (1989) Super Mario Land (1989) Game Boy Cleared
ファミリージョッキー Family Jockey (1987) N/A Famicom Cleared
シャドー・ダンサー Shadow Dancer (1991) Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi (1991) Mega Drive Cleared
平成天才バカボン Heisei Tensai Bakabon (1992) N/A Famicom Cleared
マジックソード Magic Sword (1992) Magic Sword (1992) Super Famicom Cleared[bg]
Dの食卓 D no Shokutaku (1995) D (1995/1996) Saturn Cleared[bh]
クレイジー・クライマー Crazy Climber (1987) N/A Famicom Failed[bi]
超絶倫人ベラボーマン Chō Zetsurin Jin: Berabōman (1990) Bravoman (1990) PC Engine Failed
R-TYPE R-Type (1988) R-Type (1989) PC Engine Failed[bj]
伝説の騎士エルロンド Densetsu no Kishi Elrond (1988) Wizards & Warriors (1988) Famicom Cleared
戦場の狼 Senjō no Ōkami (1986) Commando (1987) Famicom Cleared
謎の村雨城 Nazo no Murasame Jō (1986) The Mysterious Murasame Castle (2014) Famicom Disk System Failed
19th season
Ep # Japanese Spelling Romanized Western Title System Cleared or Failed
I.Q インテリジェントキューブ I.Q Intelligent Qube (1997) Intelligent Qube (1997) PlayStation Cleared[bk]
QUIZなないろDREAMS 虹色町の奇跡 Quiz Nanairo Dreams: Nijiiro Machi no Kiseki (1997) N/A PlayStation Failed[b]
全日本プロレス Zen-Nippon Pro Wrestling (1993) N/A Super Famicom Cleared[bl]
ダブルドラゴン Double Dragon (1988) Double Dragon (1987) Famicom Failed[bm]
忍者くん 阿修羅ノ章 Ninja-kun: Ashura no Shō (1988) Ninja-Kid II Famicom Cleared
2 Hour Special
GameCenter CX in Vietnam/ナムコミュージアム Vol.4: イシターの復活 Namco Museum Vol.4: Ishtar no Fukkatsu (1997) Namco Museum Vol.4: The Return of Ishtar (1997) PlayStation Failed
山村美紗サスペンス 京都龍の寺殺人事件 Yamamura Misa Suspense: Kyōto Ryuu no Tera Satsujin (1988) N/A Famicom Cleared
モグラ〜ニャ Mogurā~nya (1996) Mole Mania (1997) Game Boy Failed
闘いの挽歌 Tatakai no Banka (1987) Trojan (1987) Famicom Cleared
サイバーポリス イースワット Cyber Police ESWAT (1990) ESWAT: City Under Siege (1990) Mega Drive Cleared
改造町人シュビビンマン Kaizou Choujin Shubibinman (1989) Cyber Citizen Shockman (2023) PC Engine Cleared
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA 2 リンクの冒険 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA 2: Link no Bouken (1987) Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (1988) Famicom Disk System Failed[bn]
TAITO CHASE H.Q. Taito Chase H.Q. (1990) Chase H.Q. (1992) PC Engine Cleared
オリビアのミステリー Olivia no Mystery (1994) N/A Super Famicom Cleared[bo]
THE 功夫 The Kung Fu (1988) China Warrior (1989) PC Engine Cleared
夢ペンギン物語 Yume Penguin Monogatari (1991) N/A Famicom Cleared[bp]
セクロス Seicross (1986) Seicross (1989) Famicom Failed
スーパーマリオランド2 6つの金貨 Super Mario Land 2: Muttsu no Kinka (1993) Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1993) Game Boy Cleared
20th season
Ep # Japanese Spelling Romanized Western Title System Cleared or Failed
サルゲッチュ Saru Getchu (1999) Ape Escape (1999) PlayStation Cleared[bg]
アルゴスの戦士 はちゃめちゃ大進撃 Argos no Senshi: Hachamecha Daishingeki (1987) Rygar (1987) Famicom Cleared
超兄貴 Cho Aniki (1993) Cho Aniki (2008) Super CD-ROM2 Cleared
ワギャンランド2 Wagan Land 2 (1991) N/A Famicom Cleared
おそ松くん はちゃめちゃ劇場 Osomatsu-kun: Hachamecha Gekijō (1989) N/A Mega Drive Cleared
地底戦空バゾルダー Vazolder: The Underground Battle Space (1992) Wurm: Journey to the Center of the Earth (1992) Famicom Cleared
獣王記 Jūōki (1989) Altered Beast (1989) Mega Drive Cleared
ゲームセンターCX in 四国/奇々怪界 KiKi KaiKai (1990) KiKi KaiKai (2020) PC Engine Failed[bq]
メソポタミア Mesopotamia (1992) Somer Assault (1992) PC Engine Cleared
クイズ殿様の野望2 全国版 Quiz Tonosama no Yabō 2: Zenkoku-ban (1995) N/A Arcade[br] Cleared[bs]
コスモポリス ギャリバン Cosmo Police Galivan (1988) N/A Famicom Failed
クロックタワー2 Clock Tower 2 (1997) Clock Tower (1998) PlayStation Cleared
人間兵器デッドフォックス Ningen Heiki Dead Fox (1990) Code Name: Viper (1990) Famicom Cleared
F-ZERO X F-ZERO X (1998) F-Zero X (1999) Nintendo 64 Cleared[bt]
ピザポップ! Pizza Pop! (1992) N/A Famicom Cleared
SUPER魂斗羅 Super Contra (1990) Super C (1990) Famicom Cleared
メルヘンメイズ Märchen Maze (1991) N/A PC Engine Incomplete[bu]
21st season

(During Episode 244, the staff switched to a CRT monitor during the light gun stages.)

Ep # Japanese Spelling Romanized Western Title System Cleared or Failed
メルヘンメイズ Märchen Maze (1991) N/A PC Engine Failed[bv]
熱血硬派くにおくん Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun (1987) Renegade (1988) Famicom Cleared
電車でGO!64 Densha de Go! 64 (1999) N/A Nintendo 64 Cleared
ウンジャマ・ラミー Um Jammer Lammy (1999) Um Jammer Lammy (1999) PlayStation Failed[bw]
スプラッターハウス PARTII Splatterhouse Part II (1992) Splatterhouse 2 (1992) Mega Drive Cleared
ゲームセンターCX on 太平洋/忍者龍剣伝III 黄泉の方船 Ninja Ryūkenden III: Yomi no Hakobune (1991) Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom (1991) Famicom Cleared
マッド・シティ Mad City (1988) The Adventures of Bayou Billy (1989) Famicom Cleared[bx]
西村京太郎ミステリー ブルートレイン殺人事件 Nishimura Kyōtarō Misuterī: Blue Train Satsujin Jiken (1989) N/A Famicom Cleared
SUPER R-TYPE Super R-Type (1991) Super R-Type (1991) Super Famicom Cleared
アースワーム・ジム Earthworm Jim (1995) Earthworm Jim (1994) Super Famicom Cleared
PC原人2 PC-Genjin 2 (1991) Bonk's Revenge / PC Kid 2 (1991) PC Engine Cleared
激写ボーイ Gekisha Boy (1993) N/A PC Engine Cleared
ドラゴンクエスト Dragon Quest (1986) Dragon Warrior (1989) Famicom Cleared
天地を喰らう Tenchi wo Kurau (1994) Dynasty Wars (1994) Super CD-ROM2 Cleared
バザールでござーるのゲームでござーる Bazaru de Gozaru no Gemu Degozaru (1996) N/A Super CD-ROM2 Cleared
バーチャファイター2 Virtua Fighter 2 (1996) Virtua Fighter 2 (1996) Saturn Cleared[by]
新日本プロレスリング超戦士IN闘強導夢 Shin Nippon Pro Wrestling: Chou Senshi in Tokyo Dome (1993) N/A Super Famicom Failed[bz]
ワイルドガンズ Wild Guns (1994) Wild Guns (1995) Super Famicom Cleared
22nd season
Ep # Japanese Spelling Romanized Western Title System Cleared or Failed
ロックマンX2 Rockman X2 (1994) Mega Man X2 (1995) Super Famicom Cleared
ワンダーモモ Wonder Momo (1989) Wonder Momo (2022) PC Engine Cleared
魔獣王 Majyūō (1995) N/A Super Famicom Failed[ca]
ポケットザウルス 十王剣の謎 Pocket Saurus Jūōken no nazo (1987) N/A Famicom Failed
星のカービィ64 Hoshi no Kirby 64 (2000) Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (2000) Nintendo 64 Failed[cb]
キャプテン翼II スーパーストライカー Captain Tsubasa II: Super Striker (1990) N/A Famicom Cleared
影の伝説 The Legend of Kage (1986) The Legend of Kage (1987) Famicom Cleared[cc]
チョロQ Choro Q (1996) N/A PlayStation Cleared
ザ・キングオブドラゴンズ The King of Dragons (1994) The King of Dragons (1994) Super Famicom Cleared
らんま1/2 Ranma ½ (1990) N/A CD-ROM2 Cleared
スーパーボンバーマン Sūpā Bonbāman (1993) Super Bomberman (1993) Super Famicom Cleared
バンパイアキラー Vampire Killer (1994) Castlevania: Bloodlines (1994) Mega Drive Cleared
ローリングサンダー Rolling Thunder (1989) Rolling Thunder (1989) Famicom Failed[cd]
Arino's Challenge in Makuhari Messe
有野の生挑戦 in 幕張メッセ Ninja Ryūkenden (1989)
Bomberman (1990)
Super Mario Bros. 2 (1986)
Märchen Maze (1990)
Punch-Out!! (1987)
Septentrion (1993)
Majyūō (1995)
Ninja Gaiden (1989)
Bomberman (1991)
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
SOS (1994)
Wii U (Virtual Console)
PC Engine
Wii U (Virtual Console)
PC Engine
Super Famicom
Super Famicom
Cleared (5/7)[ce]
ドキュメント 有野の生挑戦 in 幕張メッセ Arino's Challenge in Makuhari Messe Documentary N/A N/A N/A
スーパーマリオRPG Super Mario RPG (1996) Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996) Super Famicom Cleared
がんばれゴエモン2奇天烈将軍マッギネス Ganbare Goemon 2: Kiteretsu Shogun Magginesu (1993) N/A Super Famicom Cleared
23rd season
Ep # Japanese Spelling Romanized Western Title System Cleared or Failed
PAC-LAND Pac-Land (1989) Pac-Land (1990) PC Engine Cleared[cf]
新・熱血硬派 くにおたちの挽歌 Shin Nekketsu Kōha: Kunio-tachi no Banka (1994) River City Girls Zero (2022) Super Famicom Cleared
デモンズブレイゾン 魔界村 紋章編 Demon's Blazon: Makaimura Monshō hen (1994) Demon's Crest (1994) Super Famicom Cleared[cg]
イメージファイト Image Fight (1990) Image Fight (1990) Famicom Cleared
風のクロノア door to phantomile Kaze no Klonoa door to phantomile (1997) Klonoa: Door to Phantomile (1998) PlayStation Failed[ch]
す~ぱ~忍者くん Super Ninja-kun (1994) Super Ninja-kid (2023) Super Famicom Cleared
2 Hour Special
ゲームセンターCX in Russia / ICE CLIMBER ICE CLIMBER (1985) Ice Climber (1985) Famicom Cleared[al]
アテナ Athena (1987) Athena (1987) Famicom Failed
MOTHER2 ギーグの逆襲 MOTHER 2: Gīgu no Gyakushū (1994) EarthBound (1995) Super Famicom Cleared[ci]
アイラブミッキー&ドナルド ふしぎなマジックボックス I Love Mickey & Donald: Fushigi na Magic Box (1992) World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck (1992) Mega Drive Mini Cleared
超人狼戦記 WARWOLF Chō Jinrō Senki Wōurufu (1991) Werewolf: The Last Warrior (1990) Famicom Cleared
ワルキューレの伝説 Valkyrie no Densetsu (1990) The Legend of Valkyrie (2022) PC Engine Cleared
スペースチャンネル5 Space Channel 5 (1999) Space Channel 5 (2000) Dreamcast Failed
迷宮寺院ダババ Meikyū Jiin Dababa (1987) N/A Famicom Disk System Cleared
ラフワールド Rafu Wārudo (1990) Journey to Silius (1990) Famicom Cleared
夢幻戦士ヴァリス Mugen Senshi Varisu (1991) Valis: The Fantasm Soldier (1991) Mega Drive Cleared
ファンタズム Phantasm (1992) Avenging Spirit (1992) Game Boy Cleared[cj]
クォース Quarth (1990) Block Hole (1990) Famicom Failed
ジョイメカファイト Joy Mech Fight (1993) Joy Mech Fight (2023) Famicom Cleared
GameCenter CX mini
ゲームセンターCX mini Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)
Panel de Pon (1995)
The King of Fighters '98: Dream Match Never Ends (1998)
Saigo no Nindō (1990)
Bomberman '94 (1993)
Super Mario Bros. 3 (1990)
Panel de Pon (2020)
The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest (1998)
Ninja Spirit (1990)
Bomberman '94 (2009)
Famicom Mini
Super Famicom Mini
Neo Geo Mini
PC Engine mini
PC Engine mini
Cleared (3/5)[ck]
24th season

(The season mascot changes from King to Frozen King and then to Penguin King.)

Ep # Japanese Spelling Romanized Western Title System Cleared or Failed
悪魔城ドラキュラX 血の輪廻 Akumajō Dracula X: Chi no Rondo (1993) Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (2007) Super CD-ROM2 Cleared[cl]
THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD (1998) The House of the Dead (1998) Saturn Cleared
ドラゴンファイター Dragon Fighter (1990) Dragon Fighter (1992) Famicom Cleared
300th episode commemorative special
ゲームセンターCX放送300回記念生放送スペシャル Nuts & Milk (1984)
Panel de Pon (1995)
Panel de Pon (2020)
Super Famicom

大工の源さん Daiku no Gen-san (1991) Hammerin' Harry (1992) Famicom Cleared
ちゃっくんぽっぷ Chack'n Pop (1985) Chack'n Pop (1985) Famicom Cleared[al]
キング・オブ・ザ・モンスターズ2 KING OF THE MONSTERS 2 (1993) King of the Monsters 2 (1993) Super Famicom Cleared
マッピーキッズ Mappy Kids (1989) Mappy Kids (1989) Famicom Cleared[bg]
ポケモンスナップ Pokémon Snap (1999) Pokémon Snap (1999) Nintendo 64 Cleared[cn]
XI[sái] XI (1998) Devil Dice (1998) PlayStation Cleared[co]
サイコドリーム Psycho Dream (1992) N/A Super Famicom Cleared
エスパードリーム Esper Dream (1987) N/A Famicom Disk System Cleared
ニュージーランドストーリー The NewZealand Story (1990) The NewZealand Story PC Engine Cleared
クイズの星 Quiz no Hoshi (1992) N/A Super CD-ROM2 Cleared
美少女戦士セーラームーン Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon (1993) Sailor Moon (1994) Super Famicom Cleared[cp]
ならず者戦闘部隊ブラッディウルフ Narazumono Sentou Butai BLOODY WOLF (1989) Bloody Wolf (1990) PC Engine Cleared
マッスルボマー THE BODY EXPLOSION Muscle Bomber: THE BODY EXPLOSION (1993) Saturday Night Slam Masters (1993) Super Famicom Failed[cq]
ダイナマイトデューク Dynamite Duke (1990) Dynamite Duke (1990) Mega Drive Cleared
忍者じゃじゃ丸 ~銀河大作戦~ Ninja Jajamaru: Ginga Daisakusen (1991) Ninja JaJaMaru: Operation Milky Way (2023) Famicom Cleared
ザ・ファイヤーメン The Firemen (1994) The Firemen (1995) Super Famicom Cleared
GameCenter KBX
ゲームセンターKBX Return of the Obra Dinn (2019)
Cave Story+ (2018)
Return of the Obra Dinn (2018)
Cave Story+ (2011)
Nintendo Switch N/A[cr]
25th season

(The season mascot changes from Penguin King back to the King)

Ep # Japanese Spelling Romanized Western Title System Cleared or Failed
ゼルダの伝説 Zelda no Densetsu (1986) The Legend of Zelda (1987) Famicom Disk System Cleared
ドラゴンズレア Dragon's Lair (1991) Dragon's Lair (1990) Famicom Failed[cs]
風雲少林拳 Fuuun Shaolin Ken (1987) N/A Famicom Disk System Cleared[ct]
ゲイングランド Gain Ground (1991) Gain Ground (1991) Mega Drive Cleared
エアー・フォートレス Air Fortress (1987) Air Fortress (1989) Famicom Failed
スーパーワギャンランド Super Wagyan Land (1991) N/A Super Famicom Cleared
ファザナドゥ Faxanadu (1987) Faxanadu (1989) Famicom Cleared
SIMPLE2000シリーズ Vol.31 THE 地球防衛軍 Simple 2000 Series Vol.31 THE Chikyū Bōeigun (2003) Monster Attack (2003) PlayStation 2 Cleared
東京バス案内 今日から君も運転手 Tokyo Bus Annai: Kyou Kara Kimi mo Untenshu (2003) N/A PlayStation 2 Failed[cs]
月風魔伝 Getsu Fūma Den (1987) N/A Famicom Cleared
ラスタンサーガII Rastan Saga II (1990) Rastan Saga II (1991) Mega Drive Cleared
スーパーモンキーボール Super Monkey Ball (2001) Super Monkey Ball (2001) GameCube Cleared[cu]
アクスレイ Axelay (1992) Axelay (1992) Super Famicom Cleared
スノーブラザーズ Snow Bros. (1990) Snow Bros. (1991) Famicom Cleared
スペースハリアー Space Harrier (1988) Space Harrier (1987) Sega Mark III &
Sega Saturn
独眼竜政宗 Dokuganryu Masamune (1988) N/A Famicom Cleared[bg]
おわらいよゐこのげえむ道 〜オヤジ探して3丁目〜 Owarai Yowiko no Game Michi: Oyaji Sagashite 3 Chōme (1999) N/A Game Boy Color Cleared[cw]
バットマン Batman (1989) Batman: The Video Game (1990) Famicom Cleared
GameCenter KBX 2
ゲームセンターKBX #2 Tengoku no Tō (2009)
Hoshi no Kābī Sūpā Derakkusu (1996)
Bomberman (1990)
Tower of Heaven (2009)
Kirby Super Star (1996)
Bomberman (1991)
Super Famicom
PC Engine
イコ ICO (2001) ICO (2001) PlayStation 2 Cleared
26th season
Ep # Japanese Spelling Romanized Western Title System Cleared or Failed
ロックマン5 ブルースの罠!? Rockman 5: Blues no Wana!? (1992) Mega Man 5 (1992) Famicom Cleared
レッド・アラート Red Alert (1989) Last Alert (1990) PC Engine Cleared
アルマナの奇跡 Arumana no Kiseki (1987) N/A Famicom Disk System Failed
クルードバスター Crude Buster (1990) Two Crude Dudes (1990) Mega Drive Cleared
クロックタワーゴーストヘッド Clock Tower: Ghost Head (1998) Clock Tower II: The Struggle Within (1999) PlayStation Cleared
エイリアンストーム Alien Storm (1991) Alien Storm (1990) Mega Drive Cleared
スチームギア★マッシュ SteamGear Mash (1995) N/A Sega Saturn Cleared
ティーンエージ ミュータント ニンジャ タートルズ TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (1990) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game (1990) Famicom Cleared
まじかる☆タルるートくん Magical Taruruto-kun (1992) N/A Mega Drive Cleared
ニューヨーク・ニャンキーズ N.Y. Nyankies (1991) Rockin' Kats (1991) Famicom Cleared
ポートピア連続殺人事件 Portopia Renzoku Satsujin Jiken (1985) N/A Famicom Cleared
キャプテンシルバー Captain Silver (1988) Captain Silver (1989) Sega Mark III Failed
Dance Dance Revolution with MARIO Dance Dance Revolution with MARIO (2005) Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix (2005) GameCube Cleared[cx]
グレムリン2 新種誕生 Gremlins 2: Shinshu Tanjou (1990) Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) Famicom Cleared
ナイトトラップ Night Trap (1993) Night Trap (1993) Mega CD Cleared[cy]
ホーリー・ダイヴァー Holy Diver (1989) Holy Diver (2018) Famicom Failed
サムライスピリッツ Samurai Spirits (1993) Samurai Shodown (1993) Neo Geo Failed
スーパーパン Super Pang (1992) Super Buster Bros. (1992) Super Famicom Cleared[cz]
ウィッツ Wit's (1990) N/A Famicom Cleared
27th season
Ep # Japanese Spelling Romanized Western Title System Cleared or Failed
聖剣伝説 〜ファイナルファンタジー外伝〜 Seiken Densetsu 〜Final Fantasy Gaiden〜 (1991) Final Fantasy Adventure (1991) Game Boy Cleared
イチダントアール Puzzle & Action: Ichidant-R (1995) N/A Mega Drive Failed[da]
魂斗羅スピリッツ Contra Spirits (1992) Contra III: The Alien Wars (1992) Super Famicom Failed[cs]
サンドラの大冒険 ワルキューレとの出逢い Sandora no Daibōken: Valkyrie to no Deai (1992) Whirlo (1992) Super Famicom Failed
マリオカート64 Mario Kart 64 (1996) Mario Kart 64 (1997) Nintendo 64 Cleared
零 〜zero〜 Rei ~zero~ (2001) Fatal Frame (2002) PlayStation 2 Failed
つっぱり大相撲 Tsuppari Ōzumō (1987) N/A Famicom Cleared
SIMPLE1500シリーズ Vol.56 THE スナイパー
SIMPLE2000シリーズ Vol.16 THE スナイパー2 ~悪魔の銃弾~
Simple 1500 Series Vol. 56: The Sniper (2001)
Simple 2000 Series Vol. 16: The Sniper 2 ~Akuma no Juudan~ (2002)
N/A PlayStation
PlayStation 2
ドラゴンスクロール 甦りし魔竜 Dragon Scroll: Yomigaerishi Maryuu (1987) N/A Famicom Cleared
サンバDEアミーゴ Ver.2000 Samba DE Amigo Ver. 2000 (2000) N/A Dreamcast Failed
ベア・ナックルII 死闘への鎮魂歌 Bare Knuckle II: Shitō he no Rekuiemu (1993) Streets of Rage 2 (1992) Mega Drive Cleared
メイド イン ワリオ
あつまれ!!メイド イン ワリオ
Made in Wario (2003)
Atsumare!! Made in Wario (2003)
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames! (2003)
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Games! (2004)
Game Boy Advance
モアイくん Moai-kun (1990) N/A Famicom Cleared
熱血!すとりーとバスケット がんばれ DUNK HEROES Nekketsu! Street Basket: Ganbare Dunk Heroes (1993) Nekketsu! Street Basketball: All-Out Dunk Heroes (2020) Famicom Cleared
Arino's Challenge in Saitama Super Arena
有野の挑戦 in さいたまスーパーアリーナ 20周年大感謝祭 Punch-Out!! (1987)
Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)
Rockman 2: Dr. Wily no Nazo (1988)
Tokyo Bus Annai: Kyou Kara Kimi mo Untenshu (2001)
Contra Spirits (1992)
Captain Tsubasa (1988)
Dragon's Lair (1991)
Super Mario Bros. 3 (1990)
Mega Man 2 (1989)
Contra III: The Alien Wars (1992)
Tecmo Cup Soccer Game (1992)
Dragon's Lair (1990)
Nintendo Switch (FC NSO)
Nintendo Switch (MMLC)
PlayStation 2
Nintendo Switch (CAC)
さいたまスーパーアリーナドキュメント Saitama Super Arena Documentary N/A N/A N/A
ニンジャウォーリアーズ Ninja Warriors (1993) The Ninja Warriors (2022) Mega-CD Cleared
北斗の拳 Hokuto no Ken (1986) Black Belt (1986) Sega Mark III Failed
妖怪倶楽部 Yōkai Club (1987) N/A Famicom Cleared[de]
スーパーパンチアウト!! Super Punch-Out!! (1998) Super Punch-Out!! (1994) Super Famicom Failed[df]
28th season
Ep # Japanese Spelling Romanized Western Title System Cleared or Failed
ドラゴンクエストII 悪霊の神々 Dragon Quest II: Akuryō no Kamigami (1987) Dragon Warrior II (1990) Famicom Cleared
ダウンタウン熱血行進曲 それゆけ大運動会 Downtown Nekketsu Kōshinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundōkai (1990) Downtown Nekketsu March: Super-Awesome Field Day! (2020) Famicom Cleared[dg]
  1. ^ Not including titles from Hudson Soft before their self-absorption, this number goes down to 33.
  2. ^ a b c d Managed to get a Bad Ending
  3. ^ Cleared until Mission 3
  4. ^ Managed to get a Good ending
  5. ^ a b c Cleared later as a DVD-exclusive challenge
  6. ^ Cleared later on Episode #136
  7. ^ Used a ruler to clear the game
  8. ^ AD and guests helped, did not beat World 9
  9. ^ Only the first run was cleared
  10. ^ Beat Mamu only once, AD cleared all stages with all characters
  11. ^ Missed final shot at the final boss
  12. ^ Demoted two ranks to Senior Staff
  13. ^ promoted two ranks to Chief
  14. ^ a b Managed to get the Worst Ending
  15. ^ Both Arino and ADs managed to get the same ending all the times
  16. ^ Cleared with the second Bad ending
  17. ^ Arcade mode cleared, lost against staff
  18. ^ Skipped through Level 7–5 with a password, failed against Dracula's third form
  19. ^ Cleared later in Episode #41
  20. ^ Bad Ending, but still ruled as "Cleared" by Arino
  21. ^ Had a choice to play Ninja Hattori-kun (1986) or GeGeGe no Kitaro: Yōkai Daimakyō (1986), cleared only the first loop, won against staff, AD did the second loop with the ending
  22. ^ Managed to get the Best Ending
  23. ^ Stuck on Floor 79
  24. ^ Stuck on Floor 98
  25. ^ Spelunker (1985) was used as a backup plan if Arino managed to clear the game earlier, ended up as a DVD-exclusive challenge
  26. ^ Cleared without any Chaos Emeralds
  27. ^ Aired during Arino's rest in the hospital, several legacy segments were aired as reprises
  28. ^ Warped to World 3
  29. ^ Won against AD Nakayama
  30. ^ Aired as a short special featuring Arino plus Toshi Kato from Unagi
  31. ^ Cleared on Tricky difficulty over Taxing, cleared later as part of a live show
  32. ^ Failed to beat the game in Normal mode, considered a clear due to beating all characters and the Final Boss plus hidden characters through a Memory Card
  33. ^ Cleared later after the broadcast
  34. ^ Also won against staff in the DVD versions of the episode
  35. ^ Cleared most levels on Taxing difficulty, several levels were beaten by ADs due to time constraints in Arino's schedule
  36. ^ Both Arino and AD managed to get a Bad Ending, member from staff managed to get the Best Ending
  37. ^ Tried to revenge in a special live later
  38. ^ a b c Game has no Ending, all stages cleared
  39. ^ Failure at both 1 Player Mode (Hardest difficulty) and lost against staff
  40. ^ Did not manage to get the Best Ending
  41. ^ ADs played the game for most of the part due to Arino's slow progress
  42. ^ Failed to match the last two figures for the secret password
  43. ^ Game was frozen by a small hit in the cartridge
  44. ^ Standard difficulty only, cleared later on Expert as a presential-only event
  45. ^ Completed the first loop in 12 hours, AD did the second loop
  46. ^ Cleared later in a event aired later as episode 143
  47. ^ Was supposed to be Failed, as grinding levels and stats after the final match were not allowed
  48. ^ Due to a Disk Error from the disk itself, the Wii Virtual Console re-release was used for most of the challenge
  49. ^ Failed to beat the game in 150cc, but won against staff
  50. ^ Finished in 2nd place with the help of multiple ADs
  51. ^ Cleared later as part of a live event
  52. ^ Cleared later after the broadcast ended
  53. ^ First time used as an actual challenge in order to celebrate the 15 years of Fuji TV ONE, TWO, and NEXT; cleared later through the Budokan event
  54. ^ Cleared on Normal difficulty, lost against staff
  55. ^ Bad Ending in the hardest difficulty, lost against staff
  56. ^ Full status:
    Super Mario Bros.: Cleared (World 8–4)
    Ghosts 'n Goblins: Cleared (Defeated Red Arremer)
    Punch-Out!!: Failed (Did not defeat Soda Popinski)
    Derby Stallion: Cleared (Got Nippon Derby Champion)
    Street Fighter II: Failed (Lost against Manager Noda)
  57. ^ Managed to get all Game Over variants as a bonus
  58. ^ Got a Bad Ending due to clearing the Final Boss with zero continues
  59. ^ a b c d e Managed to get the Normal Ending
  60. ^ Managed to get both Bad and Good Endings
  61. ^ Failed to clear the secret stages in a single continue run
  62. ^ Cleared Part I only
  63. ^ Cleared in the easiest difficulty, AD managed to get the Ending in the hardest difficulty
  64. ^ Also won against staff
  65. ^ Cleared later as a part of a presential-only event
  66. ^ Managed to clear later as a rushed New Year Live Special, all footage of the ending was shown in episode #211
  67. ^ Managed to get a Bad Ending due to strict time limits from the game itself
  68. ^ Cleared in 1 hour and 35 minutes, the fastest time clear ever
  69. ^ Managed to get the Bad Ending, tried to clear during a New Year Live special and ran out of continues to play, leading to a Game Over
  70. ^ Uses a proper CP System board with necessary hookups to the monitor and an external Arcade Stick
  71. ^ Won with the help of staff, including Producer Kan
  72. ^ All cups on Novice difficulty
  73. ^ Continued on episode 237
  74. ^ Cleared later in a event
  75. ^ Tried to revenge in a presential-only event, but failed as well.
  76. ^ Managed to get both Bad and Good endings
  77. ^ Also won against the staff
  78. ^ Also lost against the staff
  79. ^ Cleared later through the Makuhari Messe event
  80. ^ Managed to get a Bad Ending, lost against the staff in a minigame battle
  81. ^ Managed to clear both loops
  82. ^ Had less time than normal due to a strict time schedule on the same day
  83. ^ Full status:
    Ninja Gaiden: Cleared
    Bomberman: Failed (lost against Abe)
    Super Mario Bros. 2: Cleared (8-2)
    Märchen Maze: Cleared
    Punch-Out!!: Failed (Lost against Soda Popinski)
    SOS: Cleared (Bad Ending)
    Majyūō: Cleared (Bad Ending)
  84. ^ Normal run only, AD cleared it in the Pro [Ura in Japan] mode
  85. ^ Managed to get two Bad Endings
  86. ^ Promised to clear and show the ending later
  87. ^ Played through MOTHER 1+2 on Game Boy Player to grind levels outside the show; Episode 285 also contains an interview with Shigesato Itoi.
  88. ^ Cleared with a Good Ending
  89. ^ Full status:
    Super Mario Bros. 3: Cleared
    Panel de Pon: Failed
    The King of Fighters '98: Cleared (won against Nakayama)
    Ninja Spirit: Failed
    Bomberman '94: Cleared (everyone wins but Nakayama)
  90. ^ Cleared with the Richter ending
  91. ^ Cleared all 50 stages with skips, AD managed to get the ending without a single skip
  92. ^ Good Ending with photos of 63 Pokémons taken
  93. ^ Game has no ending, all stages cleared
  94. ^ Cleared in the Normal difficulty, PR Ogawa cleared in the Hard difficulty later
  95. ^ Managed to get the Good Ending, but lost against staff
  96. ^ Aired as a simulation of Arino playing Nintendo Switch games in 2037
  97. ^ a b c Played later as part of the Saitama Super Arena event, result still pending
  98. ^ First loop only, AD cleared the second loop
  99. ^ Played in the Beginner and Advanced difficulties
  100. ^ Sega Saturn version only, Mark III version cleared by AD
  101. ^ Managed to get 2 Bad Endings
  102. ^ Cleared the Story Mode, lost against staff
  103. ^ Cleared with a Good Ending
  104. ^ Cleared on Tour Mode only, AD managed to get the Ending on Panic Mode
  105. ^ Cleared later as part of an online broadcast through the show's official YouTube channel
  106. ^ Both games were Cleared
  107. ^ Won against Staff
  108. ^ Full status:
    Punch-Out!!: Cleared (Soda Popinski defeated)
    Super Mario Bros. 3: Cleared (World 8-Airship level cleared)
    Mega Man 2: Cleared (passed through all Quick Man Stage's Force Beams without help)
    Tokyo Bus Annai: Cleared (Ome course at night-time)
    Contra III: Cleared (Final Boss defeated)
    Captain Tsubasa: Failed (did not win with a weaker team against Touhou Academy)
    Dragon's Lair: Failed (did not defeat Singe)
    Additionally, Star Force (1985) was also featured as "Opening Act", but was played (and Cleared) by former AD Toujima instead.
  109. ^ Also won one quick match of Moero!! Pro Yakyū (1987) against AD Yaegashi as a break in the challenge
  110. ^ Failed on winning a match against Mr. Sandman, completing less than a half of the game
  111. ^ Lost staff battle against former AD Tsuruoka

DVD-Exclusive Challenges[edit]

Each DVD-Box set released includes a game challenge exclusive to the DVD set. Most of these challenges were Famicom games.

DVD # Japanese Spelling Romanized Western Title System Cleared or Failed
戦え! 超ロボット生命体トランスフォーマー コンボイの謎 The Transformers: Mystery of Convoy (1987) N/A Famicom Failed
いっき Ikki (1986) N/A Famicom Failed[a]
ツインビー TwinBee (1986) N/A Famicom Failed
ボンバーマン Bomberman (1986)
Bomberman (1990)
Bomberman (1989)
Bomberman (1991)
PC Engine
ドルアーガの塔 The Tower of Druaga (1985) The Tower of Druaga Famicom Cleared
Arino's Challenge 2 Special DVD
ゲームセンターCX 有野の挑戦状 GameCenter CX: Arino no Chōsenjō (2008) Retro Game Challenge (2009) Nintendo DS Cleared[c]
イー・アル・カンフー Yie Ar Kung Fu (1985) Yie Ar Kung-Fu (1986) Famicom Cleared[d]
がんばれゴエモン〜ゆき姫救出絵巻〜 Ganbare Goemon: Yukihime Kyuushutsu Emaki (1991) The Legend of the Mystical Ninja (1992) Super Famicom Cleared[d]
バイナリィランド Binary Land (1986) N/A Famicom Cleared[e]
シティコネクション City Connection (1985) City Connection (1988) Famicom Cleared[e]
源平討魔伝 Genpei Tōma Den (1990) N/A PC Engine Cleared[d]
GameCenter CX in U.S.A.
ダイナマイト刑事 Dynamite Deka (1997) Die Hard Arcade (1997) Sega Saturn Cleared
スペランカー Spelunker (1986) N/A Famicom Cleared
プーヤン Pooyan (1985) N/A Famicom Cleared
3-chōme no Arino Special
ゲームセンターCX 有野の挑戦状2
ゲームセンターCX 3丁目の有野
GameCenter CX: Arino no Chōsenjō 2 (2009)
GameCenter CX: 3-chōme no Arino (2014)
Nintendo DS
Nintendo 3DS
GameCenter CX the Movie
ボンジャック Bomb Jack (1984) Bomb Jack (1984) Wii (Virtual Console Arcade) Failed
悪魔城ドラキュラ Akumajō Dracula (1986) Castlevania (1987) Famicom Cleared
バイオハザード ディレクターズカット Biohazard: Director's Cut (1997) Resident Evil: Director's Cut (1997) PlayStation Cleared
Mega Drive Special
ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ2 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1993) Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1993) Mega Drive Cleared[h]
がんばれゴエモン2 Ganbare Goemon 2 (1989) N/A Famicom Cleared
PC Engine Special
高橋名人の新冒険島 Takahashi Meijin no Shin Bōken Jima (1992) New Adventure Island (1992) PC Engine Cleared
熱血高校ドッジボール部 PC番外編 Nekketsu Kōkō Dodge Ball Bu: PC Bangai Hen (1990) Super Dodge Ball PC Engine Cleared
Best Selection Blu-Ray
Atlantis no Nazo (1986)
Makaimura (1986)
Ghosts 'n Goblins (1986)
Famicom Mini Failed[i]
バイオハザード2 Biohazard 2 (1998) Resident Evil 2 (1998) PlayStation Cleared
ときめきメモリアル2 Tokimeki Memorial 2 (1999) N/A PlayStation Cleared
逆転裁判 Gyakuten Saiban (2001) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Game Boy Advance Cleared
桃太郎電鉄V Momotaro Dentetsu V (1999) N/A PlayStation Failed[k]
メタルギアソリッド METAL GEAR SOLID (1998) Metal Gear Solid (1998) PlayStation Cleared
バイオハザード3 ラスト エスケープ Biohazard 3 LAST ESCAPE (1999) Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999) PlayStation Cleared[l]
Arino no Chōsenjō 1+2 REPLAY Bandai Namco Special
キン肉マン キン肉星王位争奪戦 Kinnikuman: Kinnikusei Ōi Sōdatsusen (1987) N/A Famicom Disk System Failed
  1. ^ Game has no actual ending, Arino managed to get the 8 hidden letters, ADs were forced to draw an ending
  2. ^ Won against Staff in Battle Mode
  3. ^ 8 out of 9 objectives, failed at Robot Ninja Haggleman 2
  4. ^ a b c Revenge challenge
  5. ^ a b Game has no actual ending, all stages cleared, Arino drew one
  6. ^ 2 out of 3 objectives, got a Bad Ending on Mutekiken Kung-Fu
  7. ^ Won against Staff in Breakshoot
  8. ^ Cleared without any Chaos Emeralds
  9. ^ 0 out of 3 objectives
  10. ^ 1 out of 3 objectives
  11. ^ Lost against Staff
  12. ^ Cleared with an E rank (over 10 hours, more than 30 saves)

Nintendo eShop-exclusive specials Challenges[edit]

These challenges became officially inaccessible by the closure of Minna no Nintendo Channel on June 28, 2013 for Wii and on March 28, 2023, by the closure of Nintendo eShop for 3DS and Wii U.

Ep # Japanese Spelling Romanized Western Title System Cleared or Failed
ロックマン9 野望の復活!! Rockman 9: Yabou no Fukkatsu!! (2008) Mega Man 9 (2008) Wii N/A
Yokai Dochuki (1988)
Ninja JaJaMaru-kun (1985)
The Super Shinobi (1993)
Kaizou Choujin Shubibinman (1989)
Alex Kidd no Miracle World (1987)
Golden Axe (1990)
Super Gussun Oyoyo (1995)
The Revenge of Shinobi(1993)
Alex Kidd in Miracle World (1987)
Golden Axe (1990)
Wii(Virtual Console) N/A
スターフォース Star Force (1985) Star Force (1987) Wii(Virtual Console) Cleared
ダウンタウンスペシャル くにおくんの時代劇だよ全員集合! Downtown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki da yo Zen'in Shūgō! (1991) N/A Wii(Virtual Console) Failed
スプラッターハウス Splatterhouse (1988) Splatterhouse (1989) Wii(Virtual Console) Cleared
VOLFIED Volfied (1989) Volfied Wii(Virtual Console) Cleared
スーパーマリオカート Super Mario Kart (1992) Super Mario Kart (1992) Wii(Virtual Console) Failed
スーパーマリオブラザーズ3 Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988) Super Mario Bros. 3 (1990) Wii(Virtual Console) Cleared
スーパーメトロイド Super Metroid (1994) Super Metroid (1994) Wii(Virtual Console) Cleared
ファイアーエムブレム 紋章の謎 Fire Emblem: Monshō no Nazo (1994) Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem Wii(Virtual Console) Cleared
3Dクラシックス エキサイトバイク 3D Classics: Excitebike (2011) 3D Classics: Excitebike (2011) Nintendo 3DS Cleared
3Dクラシックス ゼビウス 3D Classics: Xevious (2011) 3D Classics: Xevious (2011) Nintendo 3DS Failed
スターフォックス64 Star Fox 64 (1997) Star Fox 64 (1997) Wii(Virtual Console) Cleared
Hoshi no Kirby (1992)
Metafight EX (2000)
QIX (1990)
Zelda no Densetsu 1 (1991)
Oira Jajamaru! Sekai Daibōken (1990)
PITMAN (1990)
Donkey Kong (1994)
Kirby's Dream Land (1992)
Blaster Master: Enemy Below (2000)
Qix (1990)
The Legend of Zelda (1987)
Maru's Mission(1991)
Catrap (1990)
Donkey Kong (1994)
Nintendo 3DS(Virtual Console) N/A
バルーンファイト Balloon Fight (1985) Balloon Fight (1986) Wii(Virtual Console) Failed
星のカービィ スーパーデラックス Hoshi no Kirby: Super Deluxe (1996) Kirby Super Star (1996) Wii(Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition) Cleared
バルーンファイト Balloon Fight (1985) Balloon Fight (1986) Wii U(Virtual Console) Cleared
ファイアーエムブレム 紋章の謎 Fire Emblem: Monshō no Nazo (1994) Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem Wii U(Virtual Console) Cleared
MOTHER2 ギーグの逆襲 MOTHER 2 (1994) EarthBound (1995) Wii U(Virtual Console) Cleared
ロックマン2 Dr.ワイリーの謎 Rockman 2: Dr. Wily no Nazo (1988) Mega Man 2 (1989) Wii U(Virtual Console) Cleared
ファミコンリミックス Famicom Remix (2013) NES Remix (2013) Wii U N/A
ファミコンリミックス1+2 Famicom Remix 1+2 (2014) NES Remix Pack (2014) Wii U Cleared
スーパーマリオメーカー Super Mario Maker (2015) Super Mario Maker (2015) Wii U Cleared
スーパーマリオブラザーズ Super Mario Bros. (1985) Super Mario Bros. (1985) Wii(Virtual Console) Cleared with help
ポケットモンスター 赤・緑 Pocket Monsters: Aka/Midori (1996) Pokémon Red Version and Blue Version (1998) Nintendo 3DS(Virtual Console) Cleared

YouTube channel content[edit]

The channel was opened as a celebration of the show's 20th anniversary in November 2022. Some episodes include their BGM swapped compared to their original TV airings or even the DVD versions.

Date(s) Japanese Title Romanized Title Description
2022/11/04 【祝・20周年突入】YouTubeチャンネル始動! [20th Anniversary Celebration]
YouTube channel's launch!
Channel's debut report and goods update.
有野の挑戦『スーパーマリオワールド』 Arino's Challenge:
Super Mario World
Split into 8 parts
2022/11/18 【祝・50万人突破】休憩中の課長から皆さんへ [500K Subscribers Celebration]
From the Kacho to everyone during a lunch
Report of the channel surpassing the 500,000 subscriber mark
おっさん3人思い出を語ろう Talk show about past
memories from three old men
Three-part talk show with Arino, Director Fujimoto, and Cameraman Abe.
Each one shares their thoughts on the early moments of the show, the GameCenter CX as a company, Arino's work suit, and the ADs.
有野の挑戦『アトランチスの謎』 Arino's Challenge:
Atlantis no Nazo
Split into 4 parts
有野の挑戦『忍者龍剣伝』 Arino's Challenge:
Ninja Gaiden
Split into 4 parts
2023/01/24 【お知らせ】プレミア公開について [Notice] About Premiere releases Arino's report in Premiere releases on YouTube, as well as the delivery of YouTube's silver mark board.
2023/01/27 有野の挑戦『魔界村』 Arino's Challenge:
Ghosts 'n Goblins
有野の挑戦『セプテントリオン』 Arino's Challenge: SOS (1993) Split into 4 parts
2023/02/24 有野の挑戦『ゼルダの伝説 神々のトライフォース』 Arino's Challenge:
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
GCCX×クリカノ GameCenter CX × CritiKano Three-part collab with Arino and Writer Kibe versus Eiko Kano's CritiKano Hit channel, playing Bushido Blade (1997), Dragon Quest III (1996), and Final Fantasy VII (1997) plus Final Fantasy IX (2000) minigames.
2023/03/17 有野の挑戦『クロックタワー』 Arino's Challenge:
Clock Tower
2023/03/28 有野の挑戦『たけしの挑戦状』 Arino's Challenge:
Takeshi no Chousenjou
有野の挑戦『ワギャンランド』 Arino's Challenge:
Wagan Land
Split into 4 parts
有野の挑戦『ロックマン2 Dr.ワイリーの謎』 Arino's Challenge:
Mega Man 2
Split into 4 parts
Re-released later in full duration as a warm-up for the Saitama Super Arena live event
2023/05/02 有野の挑戦『パンチアウト!!』 Arino's Challenge:
Released as a warm-up for the Saitama Super Arena live event
2023/05/12 有野の挑戦『高橋名人の冒険島』 Arino's Challenge:
Adventure Island
GCCX×サロメ GameCenter CX × Salome Three-part collab with Nijisanji's Hyakumantenbara Salome, featuring Ninja Gaiden (1989), Ice Climber (1985) and Ghosts 'n Goblins (1986).
Additional three episodes can be found on Salome's channel featuring Resident Evil 7 (2017) and Nintendo 64 - Nintendo Switch Online (2021).
2023/05/30 有野の挑戦『スーパーマリオブラザーズ3』 Arino's Challenge:
Super Mario Bros. 3
Released as a warm-up for the Saitama Super Arena live event
有野の挑戦『クイズ 殿様の野望』 Arino's Challenge:
Quiz Tonosama no Yabou
Split into 4 parts
2023/06/20 有野の挑戦『星のカービィ 夢の泉の物語』 Arino's Challenge:
Kirby's Adventure
有野の挑戦『悪魔城伝説』 Arino's Challenge:
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
Split into 4 parts
2023/07/18 有野の挑戦『東京バス案内 今日からキミも運転手』 Arino's Challenge:
Tokyo Bus Annai: Kyou Kara Kimi mo Untenshu
Released as a warm-up for the Saitama Super Arena live event
2023/07/25 有野の挑戦『魂斗羅スピリッツ』 Arino's Challenge:
Contra III: The Alien Wars
Released as a warm-up for the Saitama Super Arena live event
2023/08/01 有野の挑戦『東海道五十三次』 Arino's Challenge:
Tōkaidō Gojūsan-tsugi
有野の挑戦『キャプテン翼』 Arino's Challenge:
Tecmo Cup Soccer Game
Released as a warm-up for the Saitama Super Arena live event
2023/08/25 DVD-BOX20 発売決定記念生配信『激アツ!GCCXカーニバル』 Fierce Battle! GameCenter CX Carnival Livestream featuring revenge against
Ichidant-R on Mega Drive Mini 2 (condition: Cleared).
有野の挑戦『ボナンザ ブラザーズ』 Arino's Challenge:
Bonanza Bros.
First re-release ever, split into 4 parts.
2023/09/26 有野の挑戦『ファイナルファイト』 Arino's Challenge:
Final Fight
有野の挑戦 特別編『有野の挑戦状』 Arino's Challenge Special Edition: Retro Game Challenge (2007) First re-release ever, split into 2 parts.
GCCX×桜井政博 有野の挑戦 特別編【大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ】 GameCenter CX × Masahiro Sakurai
Arino's Challenge Special Edition: Super Smash Bros.
Two-part collab with Masahiro Sakurai featuring Arino playing Super Smash Bros. (condition: Cleared).
Additional three episodes can be found in both Japanese and English versions of the Masahiro Sakurai on Creating Games channel.
GCCX×桜井政博 振り返れば奴がいた リターンズ GameCenter CX × Masahiro Sakurai
When I Looked Back, He was There: Returns
Three-part collab with Masahiro Sakurai featuring Arino and Writer Kibe playing Sega games on Mega Drive Mini and Mega Drive Mini 2.
有野の挑戦『ときめきメモリアル 〜forever with you〜』 Arino's Challenge:
Tokimeki Memorial
Split into 4 parts
2023/11/21 有野の挑戦『バトルゴルファー唯』 Arino's Challenge:
Battle Golfer Yui
Does not include the Staff battle from DVD versions
有野の挑戦『ロックマン』 Arino's Challenge:
Mega Man
Split into 4 parts
2023/12/19 有野の挑戦『光神話 パルテナの鏡 』 Arino's Challenge:
Kid Icarus
GCCX20th ハプニング総選挙 GCCX20th Mishappenings Producer Kan and Arino present 8 moments that were controversial from the entire history of the show. The first video is comments on them while the second is the result of the best through votes. Originally aired as part of the CXPO event.
有野の挑戦『魂斗羅』 Arino's Challenge:
Split into 4 parts
2024/01/28 『有野の挑戦状 1+2 REPLAY』もうすぐ発売だよ生配信 Arino no Chōsenjō 1+2 REPLAY live stream Arino, the developers of GameCenter CX: Arino no Chōsenjō 1+2 REPLAY, members and ex-members of the TV show staff play selected challenges from the remake of the two games for Nintendo Switch.
有野の挑戦『ゴールデンアックス』 Arino's Challenge:
Golden Axe
First re-release with the Japanese audio intact, split into 4 parts
有野の挑戦『マドゥーラの翼』 Arino's Challenge:
The Wing of Madoola
Split into 4 parts
有野の挑戦『マドゥーラの翼』 Arino's Challenge:
The Wing of Madoola
Split into 4 parts
2024/02/20 【遂に発売!】ゲームセンターCX 有野の挑戦状 1+2 REPLAY Finally Released!: GameCenter CX: Arino no Chōsenjō 1+2 REPLAY Launch trailer for GameCenter CX: Arino no Chōsenjō 1+2 REPLAY
有野の挑戦『大魔界村』 Arino's Challenge:
Ghouls 'n Ghosts
Split into 4 parts
2024/03/22 【終・20周年イヤー】YouTubeチャンネル終了!? End of the 20th Anniversary: The YouTube channel was ended!? Video about the YouTube channel ending, but actually, it will be only renamed to GameCenter CX and episodes will be uploaded slower than usual.
2024/03/29 有野の挑戦『がんばれゴエモン ゆき姫救出絵巻』 Arino's Challenge: The Legend of the Mystical Ninja (1991) N/A

Video releases[edit]

On June 23, 2011, gaming website Kotaku started streaming English-translated episodes of the series.[4] On January 13, 2012, Kotaku announced that their agreement to broadcast the show had ended; there would be no second season, and existing episodes would be removed when the rights expired.[5] On February 28, 2012, Discotek Media announced that they had acquired the rights to the 12 episodes shown on Kotaku, releasing them on DVD on September 18, 2012.

DVD Boxes

So far there have been twenty DVD sets put out with the latest released in December 2023. Each one contains key episodes, game center visits, and a game challenge exclusive to the DVD set. They are not season compilations.

DVD-Box # Release date Games Featured Game Center Visits Featured DVD Exclusive Challenge
Vol. 1 23 December 2005 Star ForceSuper Mario Bros. 2Atlantis no NazoGhosts 'n GoblinsPrince of PersiaSuper Mario Bros. 3 Hankyu Daily Shoppers The Transformers: Mystery of Convoy
Vol. 2 23 June 2006 Super Mario WorldAdventure IslandTakeshi no ChōsenjōSolomon's KeyMega Man 2 Nigiwai Plaza/Nonbiri Onsen Ikki
Vol. 3 22 December 2006 Ninja Gaiden [a]Milon's Secret CastleFinal FightGhouls 'n Ghosts [a]Quiz Tonosama no YabouContra The Hot Spring Game Travelogue TwinBee
Vol. 4 21 December 2007 Yokai DochukiStreet Fighter IIMighty Bomb JackSeptentrionUmihara Kawase Hana Yashiki/Tanigawa Stationery Shop/Ayase Batting Center/Ishida/The Far North Game Travelogue Bomberman
Vol. 5 21 December 2008 Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts [a]/The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido/The Quest of KiRockmanSuper Fantasy Zone Shibamata Haikara Yokochou/Unirose/Denkiya Hall/Azuma Garden Leisure Center/Autobahn The Tower of Druaga
Vol. 6 18 December 2009 Wagyan LandThe Legend of the Mystical NinjaClock TowerYo! NoidThe Wing of Madoola [a]ChelnovYuuyu no Quiz de GO! GO! [a]Fatal Fury Special Daily Mart Imaya/Takasagoya/Fun Yee Super in South Korea/Kisarazu Central/Omocha no Fukushima/Nokogiriyama Ropeway Yie Ar Kung Fu
Vol. 7 24 December 2010 Super Mario 64 / Door Door / Doki Doki Panic / Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse / Donkey Kong Country / Mega Man 3 / Battle Golfer Yui [a] Daiba Icchome Shotengai / Kineya Suzuki / Inagaki Pastry Shop / Dazaifu Amusement Park / Starlanes Plaza / Tokyo Tower / 10-Yen Game Shop / Warehouse Kawasaki Binary Land
Vol. 8 22 December 2011 Mendel Palace / Densha de Go! / Paris-Dakar Rally Special / The Genji and Heike Clans / Kamaitachi no Yoru [a] / Mega Man 4 [b] Komaya Toy Store / Honpo Smiling / Ikebukuro Batting Cages / Adachi Super Fishing / Juichiya Candy Forest City Connection
Vol. 9 21 December 2012 Dragon Buster / F-Zero [b] / Battletoads [b] / Tant-R [a] / Dig Dug II / Ninja Spirit / Flying Dragon: The Secret Scroll Okawa Shoten-Hen / Starlight Takayama Hen / Nakaya Yōgashiten-Hen Spelunker
Vol. 10 20 December 2013 Super Mario Kart / Sonic The Hedgehog / Gradius [a] / Tokimeki Memorial -Forever with You- / Kirby Bowl / Bonk's Adventure / Tantei Jinguuji Saburou: Shinjuku Chuuou Kouen Satsujin Jiken / Super Gussun Oyoyo Game in Mekuman / Shakujii Station Center / Rokobouru / Tōbudōbutsukōen / Ogasawara bungu-ten / Yamamoto shōten / Natsukashi yokochō / Games Cosmos / Kodomo no mise miharashi ya kashi-ten / Hiyoko Pooyan
Vol. 11 9 December 2014 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island / Super Chinese / Gargoyle's Quest II / Metro-Cross / Space Hunter / Famicom Trainer Jogging Race G-Front / Tokyo Germany Village / Iseki / Natsuge Museum / Harada Ya Castlevania
Vol. 12 18 December 2015 Super Mario Land / Parappa the Rapper / Family Jockey / Sky Kid / Mega Man X / R-Type [a] Try Amusement Tower / Game in Asobiba 20 / Honjo Kaeru Honpo / Net Cafe Charade / Toshimaen / Cosmo Resident Evil: Director's Cut
Mega Drive Special 2 September 2016 Comix Zone /Strider /Dynamite Headdy [b] /Pulseman /Mansion of Hidden Souls /Gunstar Heroes N/A Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Vol. 13 16 December 2016 Commando (video game) /Hokkaido Rensa Satsujin: Ohotsuku ni Kiyu /D [a] /Crazy Climber /Zelda II: The Adventure of Link [b] Ueno Matsuzakaya /Houzouyama Ropeway /Yao Department Store /Auto Parlor Ageo /Kanda U.S. store /Shin-Koiwa Sunny Bowl Ganbare Goemon 2
PC Engine Special 2 August 2017 Cho Aniki [b] /Adventure Quiz Capcom World: Hatena Hatena no Daibouken /Kaizou Choujin Shubibinman /China Warrior /Märchen Maze [b] /Kattobi! Takuhai-kun N/A New Adventure Island
Vol. 14 22 December 2017 Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest /Kirby's Adventure /Trojan /Ninja-kun: Ashura no Shō [b] /Double Dragon [b] /Kid Icarus Tokyu Plaza Kamata "Kamaiten", Shizukuishi mukashigatari-kan, Omocha no boshūya, Okada-ya, Kosuda Shōten Super Dodge Ball: PC Extra Edition
GameCenter CX Best Selection Blu-Ray 2 August 2018 Red version: Atlantis no Nazo / Prince of Persia / Ninja Gaiden / Sonic the Hedgehog
Green version: Ghosts 'n Goblins / Tokimeki Memorial / Super Mario World / Clock Tower
Shikoku and Ehime from Kochi (Director's Cut, Red version)
Shikoku and Ehime from Kagawa (Director's Cut, Green version)
Red version: Atlantis no Nazo (Famicom Mini)
Green version: Ghosts 'n Goblins (Famicom Mini)
Vol. 15 21 December 2018 Ape Escape/Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun/Clock Tower 2/Densha de Go! 64/Super Contra/Virtua Fighter 2 Asakusa Batting Stadium, Kasuka Yumoto Onsen, Chichibu Muse Park, Miyakawa, Vivid Square, Kissa Julian, Neverland, Gamefuji Ichikawa-ten Resident Evil 2
Vol. 16 20 December 2019 Pilotwings / Super Puyo Puyo [a] / Quiz Tonosama no Yabō 2: Zenkoku-ban / Megaman X2 [b] / Metroid / Yamamura Misa Suspense: Kyōto Ryuu no Tera Satsujin N/A Tokimeki Memorial 2
Vol. 17 18 December 2020 Captain Tsubasa [a] / Battle Formula / Ice Climber / Splatterhouse 2 / Meikyujima Tamage in Russia [a] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Vol. 18 17 December 2021 Earthbound [a] / Ganbare Goemon 2: Kiteretsu Shōgun McGuiness / The House of the Dead / Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards / The Legend of Kage / Super R-Type / Tower of Babel Gifu-ya, Chūko taiya ichiba Sagamihara-ten, Tetsu kentarō, Taikeien, Shin-Omiya Batting Center, Game Paradise Zero One Momotaro Dentetsu V
Vol. 19 16 December 2022 Captain Tsubasa Vol. II: Super Striker [a] / F-Zero X / Super Bomberman / River City Girls Zero / Journey to Silius / Joy Mech Fight / Nuts & Milk (Limited Edition Director's Cut) Akai Fuusen Biru, Cafe Terrace Gon, Dream, Dagashiya Warung Jero Warun, Adores Isago Store, Sakurakan Metal Gear Solid
Vol. 20 15 December 2023 The Legend of Zelda [a] / Portopia Renzoku Satsujin Jiken / Ico / Space Channel 5 / Monster Attack / KiKi KaiKai / Getsu Fuuma Den Tsurugamine Batting Center, Omocha no Sankei, Copa III, Auto Parlor V1, Everyday Gyoda Store, Dakashiya, Daiei Bowl Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Rental DVDs

Rental DVDs are budget versions of DVD boxes, containing several challenges, several Tamage and a little bonus video.

No. Release date Game(s) Featured Game Center Visit(s) Featured Extra(s)
1.0 26 February 2007 Prince of Persia / Ghosts 'n Goblins Futtsu Mother Farm / Jinbōchō Game Corner Mickey Arino's report
2.0 5 October 2007 Atlantis no Nazo / Adventure Island (video game) / Solomon's Key Enoshima Garden Parlor Arino's report from Seoul
3.0 7 December 2007 Ninja Gaiden [a] / Mega Man 2 / Contra Akihabara G Front Arino's report from TGS 2007
4.0 8 August 2008 Mighty Bomb Jack [b] Tanikawa Stationary Store / Ayase Batting Center A message from the KACHO to buyers worldwide
5.0 3 October 2008 Ghouls 'n Ghosts [a] / Umihara Kawase Myoho-yu Hot Spring Report from Arino and Kan
6.0 5 December 2008 Yokai Dochuki / Quiz Tonosama no Yabou Unirose Yokodo Store Tōjima's report from TGS 2008
7.0 7 August 2009 SOS [a] / Super Fantasy Zone Ishida Arino's report from Taito Game Station
8.0 2 October 2009 Street Fighter II: The World Warrior [a] / Tokaido Gojusan Tsugi Azuma Garden Leisure Center Flashback on previous challenges
9.0 4 December 2009 Quest of Ki [b] Denkiya Hall Tōjima's report from TGS 2009
10.0 6 August 2010 Clock Tower / Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts [a] Daily Mart Imaya Arino's report from JJ CLUB 100
11.0 8 October 2010 Mega Man / Wagan Land Autobahn Nakayama and Takahashi's reports on United States of Odaiba 2010
12.0 10 December 2010 The Legend of the Mystical Ninja / Final Fight Takasagoya Report by temporary director from TGS 2010
13.0 12 August 2011 Fatal Fury Special / The Wing of Madoola [a] Shibamata Haikara Yokochou Surprise interview with Nakayama
14.0 14 October 2011 Yūyu no Quiz de Go! Go! [a] / Kamen no Ninja Hanamaru Nokogiriyama Ropeway Surprise interview with Emoto at United States of Odaiba 2011
15.0 9 December 2011 Takeshi no Chōsenjō / Battle Golfer Yui [a] Hanayashiki Takahashi's report from TGS 2011
16.0 5 October 2012 Mega Man 3 [b] Kineya Suzuki / Juichiya Candy Forest Inoue's breaking report from Nihone, Iwate
17.0 7 December 2012 Atomic Runner / Mendel Palace Inagaki Pastry Shop Arino's report at United States of Odaiba 2012
18.0 9 August 2013 Paris-Dakar Rally Special / Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse The Hot Spring Game Travelogue Arino's report in Harada Ya
19.0 11 October 2013 Kamaitachi no Yoru [a] The Far North Game Travelogue Arino's report at Paris JAPAN Expo backstage
20.0 8 August 2014 Battletoads [b] Trip to Korea by Economy Class Arino's report in Wonder Park Sapporo
21.0 8 October 2014 Dig Dug II / Ninja Spirit Nigiwai Plaza Arino's report at United States of Odaiba 2014
22.0 7 August 2015 Milon's Secret Castle / Dragon Buster The Kacho Goes to the Cannes Film Festival Arino's report at Shinkoiwa Sunny Bowl
23.0 9 October 2015 Mega Man 4 Daiba Icchome Shotengai / Omocha no Fukushima Arino's thoughts on the show's 13th year at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
24.0 12 August 2016 Tokimeki Memorial / Bonk's Adventure 10-Yen Game Shop / Ikebukuro Batting Center Arino's love philosophy at New Reoma World
25.0 14 October 2016 Gradius [b] / Gargoyle's Quest II Kikuchi Store / Miracle Inn Arino at Doll Sankyuu
26.0 10 August 2017 Derby Stallion [a] / Tantei Jinguuji Saburou: Shinjuku Chuuou Kouen Satsujin Jiken Game in Asobiba 20 GameCenter CX in Pacific: Japan Monkey Park footage
27.0 8 October 2017 Mega Man X [b] Fukuoka Hometown Special / Starlanes Plaza Small footage at Hanayashiki
28.0 10 August 2018 R-Type [a] / Kung Fu Heroes Tōbudōbutsukōen Arino's thoughts on the 15 years of GameCenter CX
29.0 12 October 2018 Family Jockey [b] Tokyo Germany Village Arino and Kibe's fish feeding in Katsurahama Aquarium
30.0 9 August 2019 Family Trainer: Jogging Race [b] / Double Dragon [b] Kanda U.S. store Family Trainer: Jogging Race Memories at Otdykha Im. Yu. Gagarina
31.0 11 October 2019 Ninja-kun: Ashura no Shō [b] Toshimaen GameCenter CX in Russia: Interacting with fans in Moscow
32.0 14 August 2020 Metro-Cross [b] Houzouyama Ropeway Secrets of GameCenter CX's existence in 16 years
33.0 9 October 2020 Crazy Climber / Sky Kid Harada Ya Arino's Challenge failure showcase
34.0 13 August 2021 Mega Man X2 [b] Neverland / Miyakawa TBA
35.0 10 October 2021 D [a] / Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun Shin-Koiwa Sunny Bowl TBA
36.0 12 August 2022 Clock Tower 2 Omocha no Boshūya TBA
37.0 7 October 2022 Tant-R [a] Chichibu Muse Park TBA
38.0 10 August 2023 Kickle Cubicle / Quiz Tonosama no Yabou 2 Cosmo TBA
39.0 13 October 2023 Splatterhouse 2 Kosuda Shōten TBA
Other DVDs
Name Release date Games Featured Extras Exclusive Challenge(s)
Arino no Chousenjou 2 Special Edition! 26 February 2009 Ultraman: Towards the Future / Ultraseven Cheat codes and tricks from GameCenter CX: Arino no Chousenjou 2 Retro Game Challenge
GameCenter CX: Arino no Chousenjou 2
GameCenter CX24: Kacho Saves the Lemmings 27 August 2010 24 hour special (Lemmings) / Document24 [a] Pre-live show / Audio commentary review of the 24-hour special N/A
GameCenter CX in USA 31 August 2012 GameCenter CX in USA [a] / Golden Axe (from RGM DVDs) / Zombie Nation Quiz about locations in USA / Visit to Nakayama's alma mater (Fresno) / Arino's interview in Hollywood / People in my Head Die Hard Arcade
3-chome no Arino Special Edition! 20 March 2014 Dragon Power / Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures Cheat codes and tricks from GameCenter CX: 3-chome no Arino GameCenter CX: Arino no Chousenjou 2
GameCenter CX: 3-chome no Arino
GameCenter CX: Arino's Challenge in Budokan 2 July 2014 Arino's Challenge in Budokan [a] / Arino's Challenge in Budokan Document (Director's Cut, audio commentary) / Derby Stallion [a] Review meeting of Arino's Challenge in Budokan / Tatakae! Kacho Fighter live performance / Tatakae! Kacho Fighter video clip [a] N/A
GameCenter CX THE MOVIE: 1986 Mighty Bomb Jack 2 September 2014 GameCenter CX The Movie: 1986 Mighty Bomb Jack Behind-the-scenes / Documentary on advertising across Japan Bomb Jack
GameCenter CX 15th Anniversary 2 August 2019 Arino's Challenge in Makuhari Messe [a] / Arino's Challenge in Makuhari Messe Documentary / Märchen Maze [b] / Majyūō Event meeting / GCCX MAX video clip / Good Ending Corner N/A
Arino no Chousenjō 1+2 REPLAY Bandai Namco Special 22 February 2024 Oishinbo: Kyuukyoku no Menu Sanbon Shoubu / Pac-Land Scenes from "Game-itization Project" segments / Robot Ninja Haggleman drawing song by indieszero's Suzui Kinnikuman: Kinnikusei Oui Soudatsusen
GameCenter CX: Arino's Challenge in Saitama Super Arena: 20th Anniversary Big Special 2 August 2024 Arino's Challenge in Saitama Super Arena Special Edition / Punch-Out!! / Tokyo Bus Annai / Dragon's Lair / Contra Spirits Saitama Super Arena Documentary [a] / Saitama Event Staff Meeting / Clip collection recorded before the show / ENDINGRATULATION movie clip N/A
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Each episode of GameCenter CX is made up of a number of different segments. The only segment which appears in every episode is Arino's Challenge. The other segments vary by episode and season. However, the episodes that appear on Kotaku omit these segments, instead of focusing only on the challenge of the week.[6]

Segment Featured in; Description
Arino's Challenge All seasons

Arino is challenged with beating or performing a certain task in a classic video game, typically reaching the end of the game. He is seated in a small office within the Fuji Television building at a table covered in various snack foods and drinks. In front of him is a small TV and the challenge game with an accompanying console.

In order to aid his progress, he is allowed to call upon the various staff members who work on the show for assistance. He is often presented with various materials which will help his progress such as strategy guides and maps. The challenge usually runs for one day although exceptions can be made at the discretion of the producer and if Arino has the will to go on. If Arino fails at a challenge then the task is handed over to the Assistant Directors who must work to complete the challenge.

Arino's Challenge was originally a short companion to the extensive interview segments found in the first season of the show before becoming the focus of the show in the second season. This format has remained unchanged ever since.

I'd Like to Meet This Man 1st and 2nd season

In this segment, Arino visited and talked to various people from the Japanese gaming industry ranging from creators of blockbuster games to obscure cult classics. In the first season, he spent the bulk of a given episode mainly talking to various people within a company. When the primary focus shifted to Arino's Challenge starting with the second season, he spoke to individuals. The final segment was a compilation of previous segments featuring some new footage.

Game Collections 1st ~ 9th, 11th ~ 27th season

Interstitials shown during episodes that show a brief description of games related to a company (1st and 2nd seasons) or annual order (3rd season and onwards) along with some gameplay footage. Each game collections segment usually features games that were released during a certain time period as specified at the beginning of the segment or fall within a certain theme of the episode. Between seasons 3 to 9 and 11 to 15, the show focused on Famicom and Disk System games. Starting with season 16 to 20, the segment shifted its focus to Game Boy games from 1989 ~ 1994. From seasons 21 to 26, the segment focused on Super Famicom games from 1990 ~ 1995. With Season 27, the segment now covers both PC Engine and Mega Drive games.

You Should Visit this Game Center Sometimes (TamaGe) All seasons starting 2nd season

Each segment begins with Arino reading a suggestion from a viewer regarding a game center, shop, or other such amusement area that contains one or more arcade cabinets or unique games. Arino visits these locations throughout Japan and plays a variety of different games often with the goal of winning prizes to be given to winning viewers.

Ring-Ring Tactics! 3rd season

Beginning and ending with season three, Arino was tasked with completing the poorly received Famicom game Super Monkey Daibouken. As the title suggests, Arino was allowed to call viewers who sent in postcards for advice or encouragement. He eventually cleared the game in the finale of season three.

Urawaza Jet Stream 4th season

A short segment begins with Arino stepping into a sound booth in a recording studio and reading fond recollections from the viewers of their favorite games. The segment ends with a request for a well-known secret or cheats from the game subsequently followed by footage of the trick or cheat being performed.

The Aces of Hardware Won't Appear 5th season

Arino tries out various "hidden gems" among classic gaming consoles, that were overshadowed in popularity by their competitors. Some systems that appeared in this segment were the 3DO, the Master System, and the Tomy Tutor.

The Romance Never Ends 6th season

A very tongue-in-cheek segment in which Arino plays various Famicom games in search of salacious scenes featuring women. Once he has found such a scene he takes a picture of it using his phone.

Game & Watch, I Can't Leave You Alone 7th season

The focus of this segment was on Game & Watch devices. Each segment would focus on a different series of the Game & Watch franchise with Arino playing some of the games in that particular series. Once he was done playing the games he was shown the absurdly high resale prices of each game, to his own shock.

The Game Center CX Game-itization Project 7th and 8th season

These segments which ran over two seasons followed the development process of the first Game Center CX game, Retro Game Challenge. It featured Arino talking with the development team and pitching his own ideas of what should be included in the release.

The Return of Ring-Ring Tactics! 8th season

The return of the original Ring-Ring Tactics segment this time with a new game, Championship Lode Runner. With the help of the viewers, he cleared the game by the end of the season.

The Xevious Observation Diary 8th season

These short, silent film-inspired segments involved Arino entering the invincibility code into Xevious for the Famicom before fastening a clip onto the controller's fire button and leaving the game to run throughout the season, in order to see what would happen if the game's infinitely looping design stayed running for long periods of time. Halfway through the season, a box was placed over the system and TV to conceal the potential result until the end of the season. At the end of the season, the box was removed, revealing that the game was turned off at some point. There are indications that a planned power outage on July 6 was the cause.

The Famicom Manga Café 9th season

This segment takes place in a small café where Arino is seen sitting at a table reading a newspaper. He is then brought an 80s manga series focused on the Famicom and a cup of tea. Here he typically reads a chapter of the first volume and then skips to the last chapter of the last volume to see how the series ends. He reads out loud and adds color commentary as well as his own thoughts about the series.

GameCenter CX NEWS 9th season (recurrent)

Random news about the show such as new sales of goods and post-event reactions related to the show, narrated by Fuji TV announcers.

Singing About Whatever the Hell You Want 10th season

In this segment, Arino is provided with a viewer-selected music clip from a game and a lyric sheet to sing along with it.

The Game Center CX Game-itization Project 2 10th season

This segment follows the development of the sequel to Retro Game Challenge, GameCenter CX: Arino no Chōsenjō 2.

Everything Important in Life I Learned From Video Game Strategy Guides 11th season

A Buddhist priest reads a particularly inspiring/profound passage from a video game strategy guide to the assembled staff. He then elaborates on the passage comparing it to real life. The staff chants the advice, with Arino providing some humorous final thoughts.

A Waste of Color 12th season

Arino tries out a handful of black & white Game Boy games, supplied by Kibe. He then typically chooses one that he'd like to see remade in color, and provides an illustration of how he thinks the remake might look.

Shocking Videos MAX 13th season

Former AD Inoue invites Arino into his apartment to watch a series of videos of gruesome accidents in video games. Innocuous mistakes like crashing your bike in Excitebike are over-dramatized with slow-mo, intense music, and countdowns to the carnage.

To Catch a Catch Copy 14th season

Arino and two former GCCX staffers, Toujima and Nakayama, convene in a traditional home with a table of games blanketed in front of them. The show's female announcer, Ms. Takeda, reads a game's tagline, and the three men pick what game they think it is, and why, with the goal being simply to see who gets the most right.

Retro Read-Aloud 15th season

Arino and news announcer Ms. Nishiyama do dramatic readings of key scenes from various games, such as the melodramatic Fire Emblem.

Project CX: Peripherals 15th season

Arino and crew try out various Famicom accessories, ranging from standard pads and joysticks to the more infamous Robot and Power Glove. The title and opening sequence is a reference to the documentary series Project X: Chōsenshatachi [ja].

Ice Cream Corner 15th season (recurrent)

Major announcements related to the TV show (shows, presential events, online broadcasts, trips, etc.) made by the Producer Kan where Arino is caught eating ice cream in a break at the window from the Gascoin Company office or his challenge room.

Famicom Living National Treasures 16th season

Arino, now 90 years old, is presented with fake Famicom games and reminisces on their contents as though they were games he played in his youth.

Barcode Gambler 16th season

Arino and crew use a barcode battling device to scan the barcodes of two games, and Arino places a bet on which game will come out on top.

Family Computer Sniper 17th season

Parodying Golgo 13, Arino tries to identify games featured from past episodes using a pair of binoculars attached to a Super Scope in a sniper-like scenario.

The Game Center CX Game-itization Project 3 17th season

This segment returns once again to cover and help in the development of GameCenter CX: 3-Chōme no Arino for Nintendo 3DS, including cameos and visits from developers at G.rev.

When I Looked Back, He Was There 17th season

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Sega SG-1000, Arino and Kibe looked back at games that were released for the console. The segment is also a reference for the Fuji TV drama of the same name. It had a brief revival as When I Looked Back, He Was There Returns, as a part of YouTube crossovers with Masahiro Sakurai but featuring Mega Drive games from Sega on Mega Drive Mini and Mega Drive Mini 2.

Famicom Box 18th season

Arino and former Director Inoue are at a hot spring resort playing installed games on the Famicom Box, which has 15 games to challenge, in a matter of 10 minutes.

GameCenter MSX 18th season

Arino and Kibe looked back at the games that were released for the MSX computer system. This segment also features Arino as a Shacho (President), finally taking the job over Producer Kan.

DJ Monster 19th season

In a similar style to the Barcode Gambler segment, Arino and crew use the PlayStation game Monster Rancher and two J-pop CDs to create two different monsters to battle, and Arino places a bet on which CD/monster will come out on top.

Chief Arino's Bonus Assessment 19th season

Arino must beat all the Bonus Stages on several video games in order to finally get a raise in his salary.

Asking in Shibuya 20th season

Stylized after a news program led by former Fuji TV announcer Yuuko Takeda, the TV show staff interviews young women about how they are aware in knowledge about retro gaming. As with most variety shows, Arino reacts to them in real-time.

Quiz Faminioaire 20th season

Arino plays a video game-themed version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, in order to earn special prizes.

2P Battles Without Honor: Mario Bros. Edition 21st season

Arino plays Mario Brothers on the Famicom Mini against former ADs.

Learning game Courses 21st season

Arino tries to learn things from educational games with Kibe, such as Donkey Kong Jr. Math, Mario Paint, and Dance Aerobics.

Board store coffee shop 22nd season

Arino plays obscure arcade games.

Eyes On! Famicom Appraisers! 22nd season

Arino, with the help of Kibe attempts to spot differences between Famicom cartridges of the same game.

Good-Bye Game Boy 23rd season

Arino and Kibe showcase various accessories and peripherals that were released for the Game Boy.

Until the Udon Boils 23rd season

Arino plays gaming-themed goods while waiting for Kibe to finish cooking udon.

Gaming House of Fortunes 24th season

Arino gets his fortune told via various fortune-telling (Uranai) themed games for the PlayStation by Little River (PR Ogawa).

Thursday Opening-Only Theatre 24th season

Arino visits a theatre that only shows opening movies from various video games.

The Moon Is Beautiful, I Love You! 25th season

Arino and Kibe, with the help of a translator, learn various differences between English and Japanese versions of the same game, such as enemy names and even game titles. Arino later gets quizzed on words that have been said during the segment.

Bar Dream Matching 25th season

Arino drinks beverages while hearing music from certain games, such as Uncharted Waters II, Super Fantasy Zone, and Kamaitachi no Yoru. The music is generally used with MA Tanii in random situations as comedy sketches.

Mini Cornya~ 26th season

Arino and an AD play games that feature cats, such as Mappy, Star Fox 64, and Parodius Da!.

KACHOxFAMILY 26th season

Parodying the Anime and Manga series Spy × Family, an AD cosplaying Anya Forger brings Arino obscure Game Controllers that didn't sell well due to varying issues and tests them in the game it is meant to be played.

Dangerous Safety Zone 27th season

Arino attempts to discover a safe spot inside shooting games alongside the Director. The Safety Zone is a reference to Anzen Chitai, which plays the Wine Red no Kokoro song at the end.

Game-itization Project 2023 27th season

Development diary of GameCenter CX: Arino no Chōsenjō 1+2 REPLAY, a remake of the first two games on Nintendo DS for Nintendo Switch, which includes Arino paying visits to the new co-developer, MUTAN, to look and help with the development of new features of the game, including the new minigame exclusive to the remake, Honō no Kakutō Salaryman Yattarō.

Fishing Zanmai 28th season

Arino goes into a sushi bar and play fishing games recommended by the sushi bar owner (Kibe). After the gameplay, Arino eats regional sushi.


Video games[edit]

At the end of the sixth season, it was announced that there were plans to make a GameCenter CX video game. The game, entitled GameCenter CX: Arino no Chōsenjō, was developed for the Nintendo DS as a collaborative effort between Fuji TV and Bandai Namco Games. During the seventh season, certain parts of the show featured the development process of the game. The game was released in Japan on November 15, 2007,[7] and in North America by Xseed Games on February 10, 2009, under the title Retro Game Challenge. A second game, GameCenter CX: Arino no Chōsenjō 2, was released in Japan on February 26, 2009. Xseed Games has stated that US release of the game is unlikely, due to its predecessor's not catching enough attention from the North American gaming community. A third game, GameCenter CX: 3-Chōme no Arino, was released in Japan on March 20, 2014, and was the first installment in the series to release on Nintendo 3DS.[8]

Arino appears as a Mystery Mushroom figure in Super Mario Maker, which is unlocked by clearing one of his Event Courses added to the game on November 4, 2015.

A remaster of the first two games on Nintendo DS, named GameCenter CX: Arino no Chōsenjō 1+2 REPLAY for the Nintendo Switch was announced by Fuji TV and is set to be released only in Japan by February 22, 2024. Currently, no news of English localization from either Fuji TV or Bandai Namco has been announced.[9]


Several books of the show were been manufactured and released by Ohta Publishing from 2004 to 2011. These books cover secrets and interviews with the TV show's staff:

  • GameCenter 「CX」 (ISBN 487233907X)
  • GameCenter CX2 (ISBN 4778310195)
  • GameCenter CX3 (ISBN 4778310454)
  • GameCenter CX COMPLETE (ISBN 9784778311803)
  • GameCenter CX V (ISBN 978-4-7783-1290-9)
  • GameCenter CX CHRONICLE

The Japanese Magazine CONTINUE (also from Ohta Publishing) has a frequent habit of interviewing Arino over the years as well.


GameCenter CX 10th Anniversary Soundtrack (HMCM-1120) is a music CD containing 16 tracks used in the show, manufactured by Happinet. Some of the tracks are part of the original songs, others are Staff themes and standard game music from games that Arino played in the show. It was released on July 24, 2013, as a part of the show's 10th anniversary.

BONUS STAGE (LNCM-1454) is a music CD from accekk (also called AXK, created by Staff writer Kibe and named by Arino), manufactured by Mastard Records. It was released March 4, 2023. Of the 9 tracks included, two of them, ENDINGRATULATION and ASSISTANTDIRe:CTION, are used in the TV show.

Theatrical Film[edit]

GameCenter CX: The Movie - 1986 Mighty Bomb Jack was released on February 22, 2014, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the show. It features excerpts of the Mighty Bomb Jack episodes alongside a fictional side-story set in 1986 focused on a boy named Daisuke constructing a love relationship with a girl named Kumiko by borrowing his cartridge. As with the show's DVDs, it was distributed by Happinet.

Spin-Offs & Advertising[edit]

Biohazard EX (SDS-12863) is a special bonus DVD that came with early pre-orders from Japanese copies of Resident Evil: Extinction in Blu-Ray, DVD, and UMD discs, manufactured by SPEJ. The disc itself includes an interview with Arino discussing his thoughts on Resident Evil games and movies, as well excerpts of the Capcom episode from the show's first season. It was not sold as a retail disc.

THE Game Maker was a series of DVDs focused on a variety of content from video game companies, as a tribute to the show's first season. It features Arino & Yoshiuki Hirai doing playthroughs with live commentary, as well as extended Game Collections, interviews, and other kinds of extras (varying by disc). These DVDs were manufactured between 2010 and 2011. The companies featured were Irem, Jaleco, Namco, Sega, Sunsoft, Taito and Tecmo (the Sega edition was sold in a DVD box with two DVDs rather than a single one).

GameCenter DX, starring another challenger (Masaru Hamaguchi, the other half of star Arino Kacho's comedy duo "Yoiko"), and featuring many staff of the original, began in 2015 to showcase contemporary Nintendo titles, such as the latest entries in the Mario Bros. and Starfox series.

Yowiko no xx de xx Seikatsu (Yoiko's Everyday Life in [something]) is a spin-off of both GameCenter CX and GameCenter DX, featuring Arino and Hamaguchi playing games for Nintendo Switch and being run by Nintendo's Japanese YouTube channel since 2017. Notable games played by the duo are Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition, Super Mario Maker 2 and Nintendo Switch Sports.

Since 2023, the TV show's official YouTube channel made Arino do collaboration crossovers with known personalities from Japan, such as Eiko Kano's CritiKano Hit,[10] Nijisanji's Hyakumantenbara Salome[11] and Masahiro Sakurai on Creating Games.[12]

Nintendo eShop-exclusive specials[edit]

On occasion, special GameCenter CX programs were produced for the Nintendo Channel for the Wii.

Later, when the Nintendo eShop succeeded the Nintendo Channel, additional specials were produced, such as a special where Arino and late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata interviewed each other and played Balloon Fight, which Iwata had programmed during the early years of his career.


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  2. ^ Game Center CX debuts in New York City
  3. ^ Subtitled Retro Game Master DVDs seek distributor
  4. ^ McWhertor, Michael (16 June 2011). "Kotaku Presents Retro Game Master, Japan's Cult Hit Video Game Show, Airing Exclusively Right Here". Kotaku.
  5. ^ Fahey, Mike (13 January 2012). "This Could Be Your Last Chance to See Retro Game Master". Kotaku.
  6. ^ Crunk Games Game Center CX Episode Guide
  7. ^ "ゲームセンターCX 有野の挑戦状". Archived from the original on 2009-03-15. Retrieved 2007-11-17.
  8. ^ "3DS Game Center CX/Retro Game Challenge Game's 1st Promo Streamed". Anime News Network. January 11, 2014. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
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  10. ^ "【コラボ】GCCX×クリティカノヒット - YouTube". YouTube.
  11. ^ "【コラボ】GCCX×壱百満天原サロメ - YouTube". YouTube.
  12. ^ "【コラボ】GCCX×桜井政博 - YouTube". YouTube.

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