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A Marathon, Not A Sprint

The subject of today's challenge is Namco's odd classic, Metro-Cross. Perhaps best known in the west for its appalling box art, this challenge will see Arino running (and skateboarding) for his life as he attempts to beat the clock on the game's 32 tracks.

Toshimaen, an amusement park that features not one but two arcades is the destination for this week's TamaGe. Rather than trying out the typical arcade games Arino is more interested in the prize games typical of an amusement park but when his luck begins to turn he has a special guest step in.

The two pugilists duking it out in Barcode Gambler this week are the notoriously lightweight protagonists of Spelunker and The Mystery Of Atlantis. It's a hero who is fallible to bird droppings versus a man who can be left crippled by a one foot drop in this dynamite battle.

  • Translated by: kakaricho
  • Timing by: Random Stranger
  • Proofed by: Hirayuki