Today Arino will be challenging Game Freak's forgotten masterpiece, Pulseman! Intended as a competitor to Sonic, Pulseman unjustifiably fell into obscurity thanks to only being released physically in Japan. Now Arino will have to battle his way through 8 electrifying stages in order to defeat the evil Dr. Wakayama.
Another year, another visit to the Tokyo Game Show. It was standard fare this year as Arino presented at the Japan game awards and fans flocked to the show's merchandise booth. But there was a slightly sadly note brought on by a notable absence.
This episode also marks the beginning of a segment that will surely go on to be a classic, Barcode Gambler. In this segment Arino must place a bet on the winner of a showdown determined by the Barcode Battler, a device that scans and generates a fighter based on a given barcode. In this inaugural installment we get a real battle for the ages, Sonic The Hedgehog vs. Super Mario Bros.