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« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2010, 01:49:24 PM »

Pleasure, 3 weeks so any tips from you guys are welcome. I'll drop our Japanese friend a PM.
I hope it's not too late : I did a trip to japan last automn.

There are also many taito game center in all the mains quarters of Tokyo (shinjuku, akihabara, asakusa, shibuya, ueno)

the one from akiba. Impossible to miss it.

In facts you don't really need to look for game center as they are plenty of them. More difficult is to find "root" rooms, with real oldies of the 80ie. Moreover, Credits there are usually cheaper : Y50 insted of Y100

Don't miss to go to Namco tower in Kyoto



Even if it isn't a "top notch" game center, there are many rare cabs there.

Advices for gaidjins :

1. Don't be afraid to ask for your path in the subway, the guards there usually speaks a bit english. Sometimes, some stations don't display western fonts.

2. Usually, coin operated machines, like those in the subway or in ramen shops, works after you put money inside. It seems obsvious now but especially with screen operated machine, we are used to choose what we want and pay after.

3. For arcade shops, you should have a good obstinacy to find them. They are often hidden in the stairs of the buildings.
The only clues are some things like this on the ground floor :


Looking at the mailbox :


By the way, people in these shops don't speak a single word of english.
It might also be a general rule for whole japan.
So if you are looking for some precises things, prepare a printed list in katana fonts.
You'll be lucky if you find someone speaking english.

Arcade stores : mak, gfront, try

4. Have no hesitations to by used thnigs, there are many shops for this, it's always in almost perfect condition.

Used stuffs shops : Traders, mandarake, Mr Potatoe.
And as always, don't hesistate to climb in the stairs, You may fall on very interesting shops.
I remember one at the beginning of akihabara, selling xrgb upscaler.

5. For brand new Gears, Have no hesitation by buying in duty free, the shop should be allowing it (like Yodobashi camera in akiba)

Addtitional Tip :  Last, but most important : 7 Eleven stores have Automatic Cash Dealer (ATM) that takes Visa card.
Apart from several selected banks, this is the only easy way to get cash over there.
It's by far the best way to get money, as 7 Eleven are almost always open and they are everywhere.

I recommend All Nippon Airlines (ANA) as service is top notch for an affordable price.
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« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2010, 07:07:04 PM »

Thanks for the tips and it`s not too late Grin Grin
I`m planning to see Ikke and his museum this Saturday shock
Maybe, if I have some time left I`ll also be able to visit gforce.
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« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2010, 06:00:53 PM »

Woow! I want this picture :

gyruss & Ikke, and of course...as a background... the Galaxian Theater  Cool

Have a lot of fun... and take a lot of pictures  Roll Eyes Kiss Kiss Kiss
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« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2010, 12:58:08 AM »

All bow for the greatness of our Japanese friends ! The people who brought us SO many fabulous games !

Look at that Taito tower, just HAVE to love it ! I want to go there !!!!
Maybe when my son's a bit older....

O Gyruss, if you find one of those (or both) I wouldn't mind if you take them home in your cabin luggage:


 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin


If not possible, take a SHITLOAD of pictures !
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« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2010, 01:05:58 AM »

those two games look just great. what are those signs to the left and the right of the cabinets? are those some kind of instruction cards?
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« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2010, 01:44:13 AM »

Huh ? Don't you recognize arcade flyers ?

Tssssss....


http://www.arcadeflyers.com/?page=thumbs&db=videodb&id=2065


http://www.arcadeflyers.com/?page=thumbs&db=videodb&id=2965


These are great to have printed (did it with an on-line photo store) to hang on your wall. I've done a number of them of all my games....
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« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2010, 08:36:34 AM »

obviously my attention was drawn away by that beautiful games Wink i THOUGHT it was the flyer on the left and on the right some kind of instructions or information about the games as i'd seen that in some other museum before. but i agree with you: shame on me!  Embarrassed
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« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2010, 10:06:00 AM »

 Wink Wink Wink

Does remind me: I have to have these things printed of my new games, Berzerk and Ms.Pac ! Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2010, 01:51:01 PM »

that Galaxian looks awesome. Really nice green colors
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« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2010, 02:48:19 PM »

We are going to visit Ikke and Tom tomorrow, I`ll take lots of pictures Grin I have also visited the Namco Tower and will post pictures as soon as I get back.
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« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2010, 05:51:06 PM »

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« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2010, 01:53:01 PM »

Yes, we did it!! We visited the great museum and played the fantastic Galaxian Theater and a lot of other great cabinets. We also talked to Ikke and Tom and other members of the Galaxian team, very kind and warm people who were so nice to open the museum specially for us. So Ikke, Tom and all the others, thanks for a really great day!!!!!
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« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2010, 07:29:14 PM »

Arg! I can't wait to ready this story and see the pictures!  Tongue
Regarding the GT6, I'm curious to see how is the setup now : Dragoon? Zolgear? ... or 'PSone' custom setup for Dragoon/Gourb?  Tongue
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« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2010, 09:39:58 PM »

Wow, that is great that the Japanese members here did that for you ! This forum rulez !  Space Ace Space Ace Space Ace
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« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2010, 05:25:53 AM »

We played Dragoon AND Zolgear, they were so nice to switch the boards! The also had the Psone laying around but we didnt play that. Yes indeed very kind of them, as said before the showed us a very warm welcome. Pictures will follow soon!
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