Another week and another game with an odd backstory. It's the game that was later turned into a mascot platformer for a pizza chain, Masked Ninja Hanamura! Don't fret though, the original had skateboarding too.
This episode also brings us a mini-documentary of sorts that follows Arino over a single day as he must attend three promotional events in three separate cities to promote Retro Game Challenge. What sounds like three simple fan events crammed into a single day is turned on its head when Arino makes a disastrous mistake on his way to the second event.
The test pilot gets some words of encouragement in the Xevious Observation Diary.