Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Update - 6/7 - More Book Info, Super Monkey Daibouken

The book page has been redesigned so it's not quite so slapdash looking, and has a bit of extra info, if you're curious. It's also available at Amazon UK...sort of. You see, there are different royalty tiers with the publisher I'm using - unfortunately, the royalties only really apply if you buy it from Createspace or Amazon US, and the amount I get for copies sold through other outlets is a pittance (69 cents, to be precise...which for a $27 book is kind of absurd). So what I'm basically saying is, if it's not terribly inconvenient and you'd like to be awesome and support the site, please order from Createspace or Amazon US, if you can. It would be much appreciated. (The Kindle versions are unaffected by this, so buy from whichever region it allows you to.)

If that's unfeasiable...well, even though there's a listing on Amazon UK, it doesn't seem like they've stocked it (yet). So, in order to fix this, I've set myself up as a third party seller and shipping books directly from the printer. I've tried to keep it as close to retail price as possible, since it doesn't let me adjust shipping charges (trust me, it costs way more than three pounds to ship), taking into account the exchange rate and all.

Anyway, since we neglected to put up a Weekly Kusoge late last week, we're making up for it with a look at Ganso Saiyuuki: Super Monkey Daibouken, one of those incredibly tragic Famicom titles that fails hilariously on pretty much every level. We'd also like to call your attention to the Dezaemon article from a month or so back. It had the unfortunate timing of being posted around the time when the PSN went down, and you can get the PSOne version import from the online store for a pittance. It's definitely worth checking out.


  1. Your Ganso Saiyuuki link doesn't work, it's pointing to the blog.

  2. Whomever wrote the new kusoge entry doesn't know the Journey to the West story, do they--

  3. Dude, regarding the Ganso Saiyuuki article. The horse is indeed a shapeshifted dragon in the original Journey to the West story.

  4. Haha, yeah, that's been fixed. It is sort of ridiculous and jarring even if it's faithful to the story, because the sprite is identical to the enemies you're fighting. Trippy.

  5. I tried playing this on emulator years ago but couldn't figure it out. I love that guy's easter egg personal ad though. Kuri-chan!

    Also, Tripitaka (the guy riding the horse) wasn't a king, just a monk. Not a biggie though. Fun article!