It Came From Japan


こんにちは everyone! I’m doing something a bit different today, I’m going to show you some game related import toys I have  in my collection.  Today I’m showing off the Shuwatch!  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! I’m already having problems beating my friend Josiah’s score of 129!

shooting watch



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

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 Salamander, Cosmic Force and Recca ’95!

Has anyone else tried this out?  If so what was your high score? Mine is about 116 so far.