1UP's original Retronaut, Jeremy Parish, took in some Game Center CX
at TGS, and it sounds as meta-fabulous as we thought. The central gimmick of the game is that you play as two kids who are themselves
playing games; they have a Famicom-esque system in front of them and a pile of magazines. Both the games and the magazines are original creations based on classics; the games imitate Galaga, Lode Runner,
and others, and the magazines talk about
those games in a style reminiscent of Famitsu.
We're as bummed about the fact that this game will never make it to the U.S. as we are about the Game Center CX show
. We're sure Spike TV or G4 or somebody could make decent money from a subtitled version of the show, but we don't know how big the market would be for a game
about it. Too bad for what is basically a love letter to retrogaming.