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[j:c)] I'm a romantic antiquarian; My first cameraphone was the best i ever had.



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Streetfighter 4 in Tokyo Arcades

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Oh yessssssssss. Still got da skillz.

I probably played this about 10x a day. Pretty much after or before dinner i'd visit the arcades (as they are around every corner) to dish out a drubbing, or for the majority of times receive a pasting on SF4. There was very little chance to play against the computer. All the machines were networked together so it was round after round of invisible human opponents from all over the country.

The fact that i actually did beat some tokyo kidz at Streetfighter 4 is a source of great pride.

Other games that were very popular were these weird betting games. That was the strange but cool thing about arcades in Japan - they didn't seem designed to try and rip you off and drain all you money in an hour. They were designed for you to hang around for a while, have a few games and socialise a bit with your matees or even take a date.

A lot of the games were designed to be played for a while - like this card game which is like pokemon on steroids.

And those vending machines that are just designed to rob you everywhere else in the UK - you /can/ actually WIN!
30th Sep 2008, 01:21   | tags:,,,

Caine says:

Sounds like you had a great time! Love the fuzzy wuzzy critters in the machines. :D

5th Oct 2008, 23:12