This Is What Gaming Looks Like In Japan

February 25, 2013 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Video Games

Full size cars that banked side to side with the driving. Awesome. Sega Joypolis, Tokyo

Treadmill racing game. Sega Joypolis

Horse racing simulator!?

Lots of these simulator type games, super popular.

More soccer simulator

They all had books full of these cards, and would arrange them in one hand and move them around the flat screen with the other hand on the joystick/buttons. Craziness

More card game

There happened to be a location test while we were there, so this was unreleased at the time.

Random monkey street performer outside of Sega Joypolis

Great Namco arcade in Kyoto. Plushness, with velvety seats, ashtrays, vending machines. I could get used to that. And yes, one of the Namco ashtrays did come home with me!

Personal favorite, great Shmups on the left. They were abundant in the arcades there. My favorite was actually called Shmup Trainer, and had like various training type challenge mini games.

Beer vending machine in Kyoto hotel, with convenient to go bags. BTW, Asahi is AWESOME, try it

Virtua Tennis.

Typical, tight crowded arcade. On the weekends, just shoulder to shoulder

Focused female gamer

Tokyo gaming crowd

Crazy simulator games

Akihabara at night

Love the vending machines


Was a diehard Sega fan growing up!


DJ game