Taito opens new flagship arcade in Yokohama Japan


Taito has a new six story arcade to check out if you happen to be in Yokohama Japan, and they were happy to start it off with a bang. Company executives showed up and made some speeches, they had a celebrity, Maomi Yuuki on hand ; Taito announced a new line of plush products to be carried in their cranes and they even had the new Gaia Attack 4 machine

In-game shot from Gaia Attack 4

on display. You might recall from AOU that GA4 is a four-player light-gun game from Taito/Gamewax which features CGI content overlaid onto real-world footage. While the game isn’t set to release until July, the demo version they have setup here includes footage from this Game Station location.

If you look at the Game Watch article about this though, they don’t have many details revolving around the exact games you can play there as apparently the plush line featuring characters Gaspard and Lisa is a pretty big deal. I imagine that some of Taito’s latest arcade releases are there, including Music Gun Gun, elevator Action Death Parade, Cyber Diver and others. They do list what content each floor has however with the basement housing crane and music games, the first floor more cranes, the second floor gun and card games, the third & fourth floors feature medal games with the 4th focusing on Pachinko, the fifth floor mahjong games and the sixth floor sticker picture machines. This brings a total of 300 machines tot he operation, which should help stave off boredom for even the most picky players. The store uses LED lighting to keep electricity costs down and the first and sixth floors employ a fragrance deployment system to enhance the environment of that particular floor.

You can visit the official website for this location here.

[Details via Game Watch]

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2 Comments on “Taito opens new flagship arcade in Yokohama Japan”

  1. arcades4ever Says:

    well well it looks like arcades are beguining to be popular again, quick someone call the person who said arcades were dying out to mention this news LOL. nothing to do with arcade becoming unpopular it was only due to the ression and thats over and if people in japan lost their jobs then they need MONEY to put in the machine duh 😛

  2. Olivier Says:

    Wow, I want to go!

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