UNRELATED BUT STILL COOL STORY BRO – Japanese XBAND

<_< Excuse the title. Eh-hem.

Unfortunately news is slow today, so I’m gonna put up something less directly-tied to the Satellaview than the previous posts. (Ok, so besides being on the Super Famicom there’s hardly a tie at all. eh.)

Hopefully a few of the hardcores here know about the XBand – the dial-up netplay system for [your favorite 16-bit gaming system that wasn’t the TurboGrafx16]. Many people have fond memories of it in the USA. Most of these people may not have even the faintest clue what the Japanese XBand communities were like or what games that they played. Today, I’ve found one.

In this video, an XBand subscriber in Japan checks out various strings of JP text and then has a few rounds of Puyo Puyo against rivals.

懐かしのSFC XBAND ぷよぷよ

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