Retro Game Challenge 17 will be back tomorrow. In the mean time enjoy this
You’re probably thinking, what’s a shuwatch?? It’s a shooting watch silly :p It’s actually a lot cooler than it sounds. It was developed by Hudson Soft (notice the bee logo) for kids well boys to help increase their shooting speed for games like Star Force on the Famicom. It counts the number of button presses in 10 seconds. The inspiration was Takahashi Meijin (aka the guy in the Adventure Island games) who was called Meijin because he was a master. He is able to hit the button 16 times in one second, so his score on this would be 160! We are already having problems beating my friend Josiah’s score of 129.
I first saw this on Game Center CX when Arino challenges Star Force to get the 50,000 point bonus for destroying Radious and Meijin comes in to help Arino out. To see the exact part where the Shuwatch comes in start at 6:30
Check out the video here!
I highly recommend picking one up if you can. It’s funny to see friends try and get the highest score, plus it should be part of your retro video game training. Watch out Gradius, Cosmic Force and Recca ’95!