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Game Center CX: Arino no Chousenjou 2 is the sequel to Retro Game Challenge which are both based off the Japanese television show of the same name hosted by comedian Shinya Arino. In the game a demon version of Arino transports the player to the 1980s as a kid where he or she must test their gaming skills by completing a series of challenges in various fictional video games. Unlike the first Game Center CX, which only featured NES styled games, the sequel contains titles based off several systems including the SNES, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game & Watch and the MSX. Some of the games are sequels or remakes of games from Retro Game Challenge while many are completely new titles.

Game Center CX 2 was developed by Indies Zero and was published in Japan by Namco Bandai on February 26, 2009. Unfortunately the sequel was never published in western territories due to the low sales of Retro Game Challenge but an unofficial English translation patch was released on June 1, 2014 by Aaron Chmielowiec.


Game Center CX 2 features 9 games through the main campaign.


Wiz-Man is similar to Pac-Man, in which you control a man around a maze who must collect pellets. In a twist to the classic Pac-Man formula, there are separate coloured pellets, and Whiz-Man can only collect one colour at a time. He can change the colour he is able to collect by collecting the wand of that colour.

Demon Returns

Demon Returns is a platforming game similar to Super Mario Bros with influences from other NES platformers. It also features a new gameplay mechanic, the ability to knock enemies upside down, and then ride on top of them onto other enemies

Mutekiken Kung Fu

Mutekiken Kung Fu is a side scrolling beat-em-up similar to Double Dragon. It also features a two player Vs. mode.

Detective Kacho Part 1

This is a text adventure with graphical aids in which you play as a detecive investigating crimes. It is based on Famicom Detective Club, a game only released in japan for the Famicom Disk System.

Detective Kancho Part 2

A sequel to Detective Kancho Part 1. It continues the storyline, and features the same style gameplay.

Guadia Quest Saga

Guadia Quest Saga is a sequel to Guadia Quest, which was in the original Game Center CX. It is designed to be a "Game Computer Mini Colour" game, the Game Center CX universes version of the Game Boy Color. It takes the core formula of Guadia Quest, but adds new features, such as a leveling system and the ability to control multiple Guadias (Creatures that can join with the player).


A top down sci-fi shooter which features the option for two players to play at once.

Super Demon Returns

The sequel to Demon Returns. It is presented as an SNES game, whereas the original was an NES



Toritos is a puzzle game for the Game Boy, featuring aspects from Tetris and Puyo Puyo.

Rare Games

Similar to the TV show Game Center CX, the player can visit a shopping district and buy additional games to play. These games, referred to as "Rare Games" are often remakes or enhanced versions of games from the original Retro Game Challenge.

Cosmic Gate (MASA-X Version)

A version of Cosmic gate (which featured in the original Retro Game Chalenge) for an MSX like system, called the MASA-X.

Rally King Ex

A version of Rally King featuring a time trial mode.

Star Prince SA (Score Attack Version)

A version of Star Prince SA in which the players goal is to score the maximum number of points in 3 or 5 minutesof play.

Ninja Super Robot Haggleman: Koume Version

This is Ninja Super Robot Haggleman, but you control a female ninja known as Koume.

Triotos DX

An SNES version of Triotos, featuring extra gameplay elements over the original.


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