Sunday, 4 March 2012

Akihabara Arcade Game Centres Pt. 2 – Try Amusement Tower & Super Potato

Try Amusement Tower

This retro arcade had an awesome selection of titles, including some of my all time faves: Splatterhouse, OutZone, Gallop: Armed Police Unit, and Midnight Resistance.  I had a couple of credits on Midnight Resistance.  It was awesome playing this again with the rotary control sticks. 

It was also nice to see Fast Striker, a vertical shooter by the German indie developer  NG:DEV.TEAM in a Japanese arcade.

And also Donkey Kong II, a fan made sequel.

Mushihime-sama Cave Matsuri Ver. 1.5

A nice feature is that the arcade has a frequent change of titles depending on customer requests.  Here is a link to their blog:

Super Potato Arcade

On the 5th floor of the Super Potato videogame store, there is a cool little retro arcade.  On previous visits to Japan I had been to the store and missed this completely, not knowing it was there.  The highlight for me in this arcade was finding a Neo SC-19 cabinet.  The cabinet could do with a little tlc, but it was awesome seeing one still in use in an arcade.

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