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Segata Sanshiro Shinkenyugi Reviewed by Josh Dollins on . Rating: 50%
Segata Sanshiro Shinkenyugi
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When I get into something, I get really into it ... I don't do things half way. My latest obsession has been the wonderful Segata Sanshiro, the human face of the Sega Saturn on Japanese televisions way back in the 1990s.

So you might be unsurprised to know that when I discovered that there was actually a game devoted to my idol and guru, I had to have it. Thus I scoured the Internets for this Japanese-only release; after much searching I found my copy online at a reasonable price considering what most retailers were charging.

However, Hell nor high water would have stopped me from getting it, I was in the Sanshiro zone and knew that this was one game that I needed to add to my video game collection.

So what does the committed sanshirophile get for his dough? Essentially a collection of 2D mini-games and puzzles. Very similar to those you find on sites like Mini Clip, but all featuring the great man himself.

You can play as Segata Christmas, flying through the air and throwing presents down chimneys. Or perhaps enjoy the 'Segata butting through stacks of roof-tiles challenge' ...

Maybe you could while away the hours or minutes playing as Segata kicking items dropped off a cliff, into a skip. Go crazy playing the Segata Sanshiro crazy hair style 'snap' game or enjoy my own particular favorite, entitled "Watch Segata Drown Whilst You Play A 'Columns' Style Game Against The Clock-a-thon".

Heaven knows what the real game titles are because the entire script is in Japanese. Suffice to say; only the committed Segata Sanshiro obsessive would part with $20 for such a game. No wonder I'm such a poor bastard ... if only I could curb my game collecting ways, I'd be soaking up the sun in the Caribbean right now (perhaps).

Screw it, Segata Sanshiro is a one-off collector's item, I own it, I love it and I wouldn't have it any other way. Now for one last time let's all join in THAT song ... 1 ... 2 ... 3... SAY-GAH-TA SAN-SHE-ROW... etc.
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