Monday, 5 February 2007

Segata Sanshiro The Game!




When I get into something, I get RIGHT INTO IT... I don't do things by half measures. January's obsession was the wonderful Segata Sanshiro, human face of the Sega Saturn on Japanese TV, way back in the nineties.









Last month if someone was selling a pair of soiled tramp's underpants on ebay, I'd have bid for them... as long as they'd had a picture of Segata Sanshiro on them, or were endorsed by him in some way.

Hell, I even set up a cult to the guy, although it didn't actually take off that well, only peaking at four members...(me, Elderly, Gnome and Seamus).







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 Internet for this Japanese only release, and was stunned to find that it arrived within 24 hours of me ordering it.





£24 including P + P. Now that is a lot to pay for a Saturn game, even a rare one, albeit a Japanese import. That could buy you ten Dreamcast games, twelve standard Saturn titles.
It could buy you a ticket to go and watch Manchester City lose at home. I'm sure it could buy you the full works from one of the working girls down Whalley Range, and still leave you enough for a bag of chips and a taxi home....

In short it's a lot.




However, hell nor highwater would have stopped me from getting it, whilst I was in the "Sanshiro Zone", as I was just a week ago...




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 Miniclip or Funnygames, 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 favourite, 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 all the script is in Japanese... Suffice to say, that only the committed Segata Sanshiro obsessive would part with £24 for such a game...





As a bonus you get to watch the commercials you can watch for...erm... free on Youtube....





No wonder I'm a fucking pauper... If only I could curb my game collecting ways, I'd be sunning myself in the Carribbean right now (perhaps).

Bollocks! It's a one off collectors 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. etc...

12 comments:

Mikey4u1984 said...

WOW you really are a Segata Sanshiro fan, and it seems everytime I read this site Just makes me want to buy a saturn, grrr....

The Elderly said...

SAY-GAH-TA SAN-SHE-ROW.
SAY-GAH-TA SAN-SHE-ROW.

I was telling them at work about the Cult and they told me a cult is a bad thing... but i don't fell like im part of a bad thing..... cept i have been breaking out in this rather itchy skin rash....

maybe its the karate outfit, id be interested to hear if any other cultist has experienced this phenomenon....

Seamus the Leprechaun said...

(enters carrying pair of y fronts with Segata Sanshiro written on the front in blue biro )

well any takers? i could auction it at ebay, but being a member of the cult i said let ye guys have first refusal...

gnome said...

SAY-GAH-TA SAN-SHE-ROW
SAY-GAH-TA SAN-SHE-ROW

TER-RA TER-RA (sorry about that, thought I were in the other cult's place... oops)

Anyway. This was an amazing -if overpriced- find of a game dear Father. Just amazing!

Apparently so was the write-up and them unique screenshots. Shame the game looks sightly on the shite side of things though... Still, a definite novelty.

Even got Seamus to wear y-fronts! Oh, dear...

fatherkrishna said...

Mikey! Give into temptation and buy one! You know it makes sense...

Elderly! Sorry about the rash... I have had a slight chafing of the scalp due to the Elvis wig, but I'm liberally applying calomine lotion... BTW, any one at work seem interested in joining? We need to get up to double figures before they'll let us into the 'Who's Who Of Cults' 2007 edition (Koresh & Moon Publishers £6.66)...

Seamus, is that Biro wash-proof and if so how much do you want?

Gnome... Trust you to see through my thinly veiled disappointment... You're right it was a shite buy... DOH!!!

Seamus the Leprechaun said...

wash proof? your not going to wash them.... why would you wash them.... for as long as i live i'll never understand humans......

damn theres always complications starting a new enterprise... wash proof biro.... who'd have thought..

(heads back to the Y-front drawing board....)

The Elderly said...

Calomine it is FK, thanks mate.....

fatherkrishna said...

Elderly! Thank Bob your here!!

I'm suffering smokers withdrawal for the first time in a big way...

Toss us a virtual woodbine would yer?

Caleb said...

Just remember that Saturns are almost universelly hated in the US so you can get one pretty damn cheap used if you look around in Salvation Army's, used shops and pawn shops and Ebay. Remember, there is always someone willing to sell you a Saturn for a high price...

..But if you wait for a bit you can be smart like me and get one with 3 analog controllers (two still in bags) and 20 games for $20 at a flea market. Now THATS a price for a used Saturn. (even though the copy of Panzer Dragoon 2 was scratched beyond repair)

..and I know I have a problem with bragging about the deals I get for used video games...I know. But I just can't help myself...

The Elderly said...

FK your email (revsim....) keeps blocking me, email me another addy if you have one Puleeeesseeee!

The Elderly said...

FK your email server just set fire you my couch, the matching curtains and my duvet... I liked my duvet, please for god sake plug it out before i spontaneously combust...

yours flammably

elderly

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