Arcade Archive

Japanese Arcade Jungle: Taiko no Tatsujin, an Oldie but Goodie

Taiko no Tatsujin: King of the Rhythm Games Up this week on the Jungle is a game which, I believe, is an aspirational game that most otaku hope to play in their lifetimes, and which I have been remiss …

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Japanese Arcade Jungle: Mix Music with Sound Voltex

Voltage? Vortex? Just what is Voltex? This week we turn our attention to an arcade game that is as visually stunning as it is hair-tearingly frustrating. Sound Voltex is the name of the game, although it’s anybody’s guess …

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Japanese Arcade Jungle: Relive Vocaloid Hits with Project Diva

Project Diva: diva on the go, diva at home, diva at the arcade Sega’s Project Diva, a name that is probably a good deal more familiar to the average reader than our usual arcane fare, is a game I’ll wager …

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Museca

Japanese Arcade Jungle: Take a Spin with Museca

What do you get when you cross spinning plates, cosplay, LEDs, and Japanese electronica? This week’s game in Around Akiba’s  Japanese Arcade Jungle is what I imagine the carnival skill of spinning plates would look like if it were …

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Chunithm: Unpronounceable Name, Indescribable Fun

In the Japanese Arcade Jungle series, Around Akiba delves into the world of Japanese arcade games with Tim Taylor as our guide. Our last stops included MaiMai and Jubeat.  Chunithm, the sleeper hit Moving from the retro to the modern, let’s …

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