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Retro gaming in Tokyo

Post by Gryzor » Sat Mar 18, 2006 2:28 pm

Hello everyone!

Tomorrow I'm leaving for Tokyo (yay!). While I'll be there with my gf, I guess I'll persuade her for a walk in the electronics shops... only problem is, my older issues of RG, with the series about retrogaming in Tokyo, is inaccessible to me right now... what a bummer. So I'd like to ask any of you if you remember/can suggest any places to go?

Thanks so much!
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Post by oldtimer » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:08 pm

I wonder if he ever found any? :D
Was only 12 years ago.
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Post by ALK » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:24 pm

Wonder if my old topic about my retro gaming finds in Mexico will ever get a post this late? :lol:
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Post by Nautical Rudie » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:04 am

I went to Tokyo in August and there were some great game bars there, I had a go on a virtual boy and held a 64DD in my excited little hands. The police are shutting quite a few of them down tho, for using modern consoles in the bars. Apparently people buying drinks and playing current and last-gen goes against a piracy law they have about the machines not being licensed for use in that way.
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Post by DPrinny » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:25 pm

Nautical Rudie wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:04 am
I had a go on a virtual boy and held a 64DD in my excited little hands.
Enough about your back ally bar experiences........................

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Post by RetroBob » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:57 pm

I am sure Kotaku did an article with a map an ting.
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Post by Sputryk » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:33 pm

I'm off there again in a few weeks. :) Will be checking out Mikado again in Takadanobaba district. Must remember to post a review of that place this time. Also again checking out Akihabara and the multitude of Sega's and Taito House. Game on! :D

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Post by Nin10dofan » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:06 pm

Gryzor wrote:
Sat Mar 18, 2006 2:28 pm
Hello everyone!

Tomorrow I'm leaving for Tokyo (yay!). While I'll be there with my gf, I guess I'll persuade her for a walk in the electronics shops... only problem is, my older issues of RG, with the series about retrogaming in Tokyo, is inaccessible to me right now... what a bummer. So I'd like to ask any of you if you remember/can suggest any places to go?

Thanks so much!
Gr
bit late telling you now but you can play 24 your golf in Tokyo ( if you play golf ) it works great the lights they use are brilliant
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Re: Retro gaming in Tokyo

Post by Sputryk » Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:07 pm

I'm off back again soon. :) Yet more visits to Mikado, Sega Zone and Taito Hey. :8 Can't wait!

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Post by NickThorpe » Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:28 pm

I'm heading out in April, and will be bringing quite a lot of money and an empty suitcase with me. I'm actually staying fairly close to Akihabara too.
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Post by Sputryk » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:33 pm

NickThorpe wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:28 pm
I'm heading out in April, and will be bringing quite a lot of money and an empty suitcase with me. I'm actually staying fairly close to Akihabara too.
First visit? Whatever - enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! :D

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Re: Retro gaming in Tokyo

Post by ALK » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:08 pm

NickThorpe wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:28 pm
I'm heading out in April, and will be bringing quite a lot of money and an empty suitcase with me. I'm actually staying fairly close to Akihabara too.
You might wanna check out the Hard Off/Book Off stores if you're going to absolutely grab as many games and stuff as possible. Akihabara is world famous, so of course the prices vary from store to store, but a lot of times Hard/Book Off stores have no idea what the value of stuff really is most of the time, so you can often score both bargains and pretty rare stuff, especially if you're going outside of Tokyo.

The more remote a Hard/Book Off, the more likelihood of treasure.
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Re: Retro gaming in Tokyo

Post by kiwimike » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:47 am

I know this topic is getting on a bit- But I am mega jealous of travellers that make the pilgrimage to Japan and those fantastic gaming areas. Anyone who wants to brag by loading photos into this topic, most welcome! Would love to see some pics of travels in these gaming Holy Grails!

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Post by Sputryk » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:20 am

kiwimike wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:47 am
I know this topic is getting on a bit- But I am mega jealous of travellers that make the pilgrimage to Japan and those fantastic gaming areas. Anyone who wants to brag by loading photos into this topic, most welcome! Would love to see some pics of travels in these gaming Holy Grails!
Well, mike, get saving coz here we go!:

one of the Gradius series, Twin Cobra, Radiant Silvergun, a super challenging Tetris, and the full 4-seat cab of Darius Burst special edition.
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Post by Sputryk » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:21 am

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