The Japanese TV Show About Games CX play center is now able to cover the games of PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance, since more than 20 years have passed since the release of the consoles. The show’s Twitter account made the announcement after host Shinya Arino completes part of the NES game THE Legend of Zelda in the last episode. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]
CX play center has been airing on Fuji TV One since 2003. There is a general rule that the show can only cover game consoles that are at least 20 years old. However, there have also been exceptions to this rule in order to mark special commemorations.
Arino has collaborated with Nintendo on several occasions due to this show’s connections. In October 2015, Super Mario Creator received a DLC costume and an event level made by Arino himself. In 2016, Nintendo gave Arino a special challenge to catch all 151 Pokémon in Red and Green Pokémon to mark the exit of Pokemon Sun and Moon.
Bandai Namco has also previously released games based on this TV show for Nintendo DS and 3DS. The last title, CX 3 play center, released for 3DS in Japan in 2014. These games are also known to feature original games inspired by famous retro games. For example, CX 3 play center included an original RPG titled Blood of the dragon, whose game system is taken from Final fantasy v.