Steven Rollins

There are a lot of weird games on the market, but few are as crazy and as well-known as Takeshi’s Challenge for the Famicom. If you’re wondering why I’m talking about a strange game from 1986 in 2019, it’s because it’s being adapted for the stage next year. A prime example of a kusoge (crappy game), Takeshi’s Challenge is a masterpiece of frustrating, perplexing gameplay, created by Japanese filmmaker and comedian Beat Takeshi. To conquer this title, you’ll have to overcome the yakuza, karaoke challenges, and arbitrary processes to reveal a hidden map. If you’ve not heard of Takeshi’s Challenge, […]

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