Thursday, 22 November 2007

Segata Sanshiro The Game!





I almost shot my load when I first found out there was a Segata Sanshiro game for the Saturn and within 24 hours of discovering there was one, I had it in my posession (thanks to the marvel of the Internet.)

Imagine my joy then at finding some video of said game on Youtube, when before I couldn't even find any screenshots! There are lots of minigames on the disc, (including a seasonal one where Segata flies through the air chucking presents down chimneys dressed as Santa), but the ones featured here show Segata at his martial arts best.

The first game is Segata kicking household objects and other debris into a skip with his ninja-like ...erm... legs. This has to be done with precision timing or the objects fly past damaging our hero. Clear the stage and our leader does us a little dance. Classic!

The second sees our Lord headbutting his way through a stack of tiles. Again timing is of the essence or Segata fails to break the entire stack. The player playing these games is quite an expert, clearing the stage each time... I was crap!

As you can see between games, we are treated to video clips of those hallowed Japanese advertisements that spawned our guru. I'm thinking of reposting all of these, the compilations and even the Segata documentary. I think they all deserve another outing! What do you think?
Like classic programmes re-played on a T.V. station! They need to be seen again and again...

But then if you think about it, apart from the novelty of having our messiah in a game, the games are actually a bit crap. You can find a gazillion more entertaining games on games sites like miniclip. Imagine if Sega had really honoured his holiness by placing in a game of the calibur of Virtua Fighter or Fighting Vipers, now that would have been a fitting tribute!

Still, anything that honours "the one" is worth owning and in that respect, I'm glad to own this title.

Gentlemen (and Hex) it is time for us to once more don our Judo suits and Elvis wigs and worship at the altar. Come on! After 3... 1,2,3 "Segata Sanshiro, Segata Sanshiro, etc..."

5 comments:

gnome said...

SEGATA SANSHIRO!
SEGATA SANSHIRO!
SEGATA SANSHIRO!

Ahhh.. the cult lives on. Great. Now to find Elderly. He'll sure be thrilled about 'em fantastic YouTube vids you dug u Father. Great job!

NebachadnezzaR said...

Sega Saturn...

Shiro!!!

Oh yeah! xD

The GagaMan(n) said...

Wow, where did you find this game and for how much? Looks terrible...but it's Segata so it doesn't even matter! =D

fatherkrishna said...

Hi Gnome! Straighten your wig! HE might be watching! And get up off your knees... What? You're on your tip toes? Sorry! It's that height differential thing... It get's me every time...

Nebacha! Your Portugese themed suit is very becoming... But your wig just needs a bit of trimming...

Gagaman(n) I found this little gem by putting 'Segata Sanshiro' as a search word into Google a gazillion times a day, every day for a year...

Ah! The marvels of the interweb...
Now if I can just measure you up for your uniform...

I paid about £8 for this game. A similar contribution to the cult will make you a life-long member...

gnome said...

:)