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Odds are, you have never heard of this game. If you haven't, this Replay is for you. Rising Zan: Samurai Gunman was released in 1999 for the PSone, and to this day is one of the most ridiculous games ever made.
You play as Zan (formerly Johnny, now "Johnny No More"), an American cowboy who travels east to learn the way of the samurai. When he returns to the west, he uses his newfound skills to murder ninjas, Russian nesting dolls, sumo wrestlers, and evil crucifixes made of hay. Watch below as myself, Tim Turi, Andrew Reiner, and Bryan Vore play through this brilliantly absurd title. And just try to get the unbelievable theme song out of your head.
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Original Ape Escape please?
What an awesome Replay! I'd definitely play a remake of Rising Zan. It looks like it would be ridiculous. On the other hand, I would never play a remake or any version of Spice World. That just looked terrible.
one of the funniest replays yet!
Spice World was ridiculous, I'm amazed that someone actually published that.
Also, I'm going to keep suggesting this until you do it.
Battletoads for NES, I want to see you guys TRY to beat the hovercraft level co-op.
that replay will certainly be difficult to top
great replay gentlemen.
SUPER ULTRA SEXY HERO ZAN!
Oh my gosh I'm cracking up, this game hilarious. This game really reminded me of No More Heroes, in how crazy both games are.
Spice World left me speechless, haha how can developers let that be released.
One replay you guys should play Mystic Ninja for the N64, that game was weird too.
Rising Zan = Red Steel x (Bayonetta + No More Heroes)
This has to be the most ridiculous Replay ever.
The replay roulette was hilarious.
Rising Zan looks awesome, I'd definitely sign a petition to get it on PSN. I probably never laughed so hard during a roulette than Spice World's.
Rising Zan makes me extra glad Rockstar bought the Red Dead franchise from Capcom. However, I'd pay good money to play Rising Zan, it looks awesome! Those Russian Nesting dolls look like strong bad!
One of those "so bad it's good" games... is that Bon Jovi singing the main theme?
"If you wanna be my lover!"
Haha, the replay roulette was the best ever, I couldn't stop laughing XD.
Wow that totally cracked me up.
Gee willikers, who would've suspected that the price of Rising Zan on Ebay has jumped up 900% after the week's episode of Replay, conveniently after Dan invested a paltry 99 cents in Zan stock, no less. On Wall Street they'll ice you in the parking lot of Popeye's for bull**** like that. Seriously, cheapest copy on Ebay I can find with shipping is $9.00.
Karate Kid on NES is $1.00 with free shipping right now. If Karate Kid is next week's Replay I'm driving to Minny to fart in Dan's mouth.
this is probably one of the funniest replays yet.
can we see a Replay of Vandal Hearts or do you only Replay action titles?