How about a feature on Pachinko machines in a future issue?

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How about a feature on Pachinko machines in a future issue?

Post by yethboth » Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:38 pm

These games machines are MEGA MEGA popular in Japan. Would it be possible to do a feature on this in a future issue please?


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Post by SirClive » Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:17 pm

oh god no :roll:
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Post by will2097 » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:42 pm

They could talk about the money laundering the Yakuza do via Pachinko?

Or they could talk about the North Korean government endorsed scum bags, that feed money from Pachinko places into nuclear weapons that are pointed at Japan?

Or the fact that most Japanese think it's a scummy place to go to?

Or the fact it's crammed with foreigners, and poorly paid foreign labourers?

I think it might be interesting - not very RG though.

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Post by sleeper77 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:36 pm

Pachinko is not really video gaming is it and not retro gaming in the manner we all know. For me it is like the Japanese version of a Fruit Machine. Would be suitable if there were old games based on Pachinko for example on the NES or PC Engine not seen in the UK and very popular in the Far East, although I see it as a very short feature otherwise it would bore many readers.

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Post by Nitters » Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:11 pm

Would probably be quite an interesting article, given Nintendo's origins.
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Post by Opa-Opa » Thu Nov 22, 2007 2:51 am

I would love to see a feature on the Ford Capri because I once went to a shop using a Capri and bought a game for home computer.

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Post by psj3809 » Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:57 am

God i hate agreeing with you ;)

First pinball machines and now this ! Hell no ! If there started to be articles on fruit machines, pinball machines (Pinball games on consoles / computers are fine) or even flippin Pachinko machines i would stop buying the mag.

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Post by Opa-Opa » Thu Nov 22, 2007 5:03 am

psj3809 wrote:God i hate agreeing with you ;)
I know, mad eh...

In one thread we are at complete logger heads and in another one we agree. 'tinternet is a strange place eh :)

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Post by psj3809 » Thu Nov 22, 2007 5:24 am

Well i think at this moment in time we're all very angry this morning for various reasons. Seeing my favourite mag turn into a Pachinko guide just makes my day worse !

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Post by GarryG » Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:46 am

Aren't there some Pachinko (probably smelt that wrong ;) ) games available through MAME?

It's a fairly interesting thing, in that, as far as I know, we don't have it here atoll.
I don't think the machines themselves deserve a full feature, but any MAME, console or home-micro conversions may make as interesting little filler article.

Is/was this the JAP equivalent of the pin-ball or fruit-Machine type computer programs that were plentyfull on practically every 8Bit system ever invented?

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Post by MikeHaggar » Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:59 am

GarryG wrote:Aren't there some Pachinko (probably smelt that wrong ;) ) games available through MAME?
Yes. Just like Pinball games like Time Scanner by Sega is in MAME.

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Post by The Master » Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:46 am

I have absolutely no idea what a Pachinko machine is.






So, OK, let's have an article on it, for educational purposes :D

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Post by Dizrythmia » Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:25 am

I think there are some Pachinko games for the Neo Geo Pocket. They were released by Aruze after they bought out SNK if I'm not wrong... could be :)

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