MAGfest 13 Kusoge Panel Notes

As promised, here are the notes from the Cho Kusoge! panel I gave at MAGfest 13 last week. I’m editing together a bit of footage from the event still (as well as waiting to see if MAGfest themselves have higher-quality footage), so hopefully that will be available soon as well.


I either directly utilized these sources in the course of research for my panel, or feel they would be useful reads for anyone doing further research independently.

Game Catalog wiki – One of my primary sources of research. Lots of info on all manner of titles, kusoge or no. (Japanese)
Kusoge of the Year Wiki – Another central source of info and research. Also of potential interest: Portable KotY Wiki, Eroge KotY Wiki, Otome KotY Wiki. (all Japanese)

Takeshi no Chousenjou:
StrategyWiki Guide

Hoshi wo Miru Hito:
Retrojrpg article
HG101 article

Maka Maka:
Retrojrpg article
Maka Maka database, complete with information on numerous bugs (Japanese)

Cheetahmen II/Smooth Criminal Mashup: the “unofficial” panel intro.

Death Crimson: I edited together short clips from this longplay to show in the panel.

Hoshi wo Miru Hito: I used a sampling of this video in the presentation.

Major Wii: Perfect Closer Bug on Nico Nico Douga
Maka Maka Shuffle Bug Demo on Nico Nico Douga
The Master’s Fighter with commentary on Nico Nico Douga
PlayStation 10-kusoge Selection: 20th Anniversary Edition on Nico Nico Douga
Full Wakusei Woodstock: Funky Horror Band playthrough playlist on Nico Nico Douga

Other Stuff to Watch:

Not directly linking these, but you’re probably internet-savvy enough to find them, right?


Spelunker is a Teacher (Spelunker-sensei) OVA, subbed by Nutbladder
Game Center CX: Ring Ring Tactics compilation, subbed by SA-GCCX
Game Center CX Special: Takeshi’s Challenge Live, subbed by SA-GCCX

Fan Translations: KingMike’s page on

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