seasons that ninja warriors again spread is beautiful.
taito pc-engine boxes
I lurve the cabinet of the OG Space Invaders
seen it used on punk flyers a couple of times over the years
I really wish Ship to Shore would put out more of these Zuntata Collections
although it sucks when they do come out and none of your favorite songs make the album lol. It would be great if Side by Side and Feedback Romance were on the vol. 1 collection
Peanut and vodka vending machines!
Cinderella Magic - a relatively unknown (from what I can tell) arcade game/amusement. English google results mostly only come up with a few Zuntata soundtracks that were released.
The below pictures are Google Translated screenshots from their archived website.
until this thread it didn’t register to me how many of the games I like are taito
Haha right? I was digging through a mame list and realized all these taito games that I loved, plus discovered a few I had never heard of before. They have a very understated style.
taito is tiight yo
light spoilers for Cyber Shadow, but at one point you get this fine piece of dialogue.
the line immediately after this one is another reference to another classic game!
but to find out, you will have to play the game yourself! lol
Currently in the middle of scanning some very good Taitos
To change gears from my last post and post something that doesn’t require extensive knowledge of Taito esoterica to understand (largely because it’s explaining that esoterica), here’s a veteran Taito developer explaining two of the artistic signatures that appear in Taito’s oeuvre from back in the day.
Squit every time I’ve seen one of those punching games in the wild, the pad is beyond falling apart and rotting and probably full of staph/MRSA and yet drunk people simply cannot help themselves. I once saw a guy try to do a running headbutt from across the room on a Punchmania machine and get ejected from the bar.
“Will it be a happy or sad ending? The game ends after three punches regardless of the results.”