ARCADE MANIA: THE TURBO-CHARGED WORLD OF JAPAN'S GAME CENTERS

Brian Ashcraft, Jean Snow



 

Home of Sega, Nintendo, and Sony, Japan has a unique and powerful presence in the world of video games. Another thing that makes Japan unique in the gaming world is the prevalence of game arcades. While the game arcade scene has died in the U.S., there are 9,500 "game centers" in Japan with more than 445,000 game machines.


Arcade Mania introduces overseas readers to the fascinating world of the Japanese gemu senta. Organized as a guided tour of a typical game center, the book is divided into nine chapters, each of which deals with a different kind of game, starting with the UFO catchers and print club machines at the entrance and continuing through rhythm games, fighting games, shooting games, retro games, gambling games, card-based games, and only-in-Japan games.


Covering classic games from Space Invaders to Street Fighter, games that are familiar to Americans in their home console versions (Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Dance, Dance Revolution), as well as the unique, quirky games found only in Japan, Arcade Mania is crammed full of interviews with game makers and star players, and packed with facts about the history, background and characteristics of each game, all lavishly illustrated with photographs and game graphics. This book is a must-have for gamers everywhere.

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

LANGUAGE

BINDING

EDITION

ISBN

YEAR

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English

Paperback

9784770030788

2009

192

 

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Authors: #BrianAshcraft #JeanSnow

Publishers: #Kodansha (Kodansha USA)

Languages: #English

Format: #Hardcover #Paperback #eBook

Accessibility: N/A

Year: #Year2009

Genres: #Arcade #eSports #GeneralHistory #GlobalPerspective


Companies:

#ABAGames (ABA Games)

#AQInteractive (AQ Interactive, Inc.)

#Andamiro (Andamiro)

#ArcSystemWorks (Arc System Works)

#Atari (Atari)

#Atlus (Atlus)

#Bandai (Namco Bandai Games Inc.)

#Capcom (Capcom)

#Cave (Cave)

#FrenchBread (French-Bread)

#GrasshopperManufacture (Grasshopper Manufacture)

#Harmonix (Harmonix Music Systems)

#Hitachi (Hitachi Software)

#Konami (Konami)

#MajescoEntertainment (Majesco Entertainment)

#Namco (Namco Bandai Games Inc.)

#PSiKYO (PSiKYO)

#Sammy (Sammy)

#SeeburgCorporation (Seeburg Corporation)

#Sega (Sega)

#SNK (SNK Playmore)

#Taito (Taito)

#Toaplan (Toaplan)

#UniversalEntertainmentCorporation (Universal Entertainment Corporation, Aruze Corporation)


Public Figures:

#AaronChmielowiec (Aaron Chmielowiec)

#AlexRigopulos (Alex Rigopulos)

#DaigoUmehara (Daigo Umehara)

#DaisukeIshiwatari (Daisuke Ishiwatari 石渡 太輔)

#EikichiKawasaki (Eikichi Kawasaki 川崎 英吉)

#HideakiItsuno (Hideaki Itsuno)

#IrvingBromberg (Irving Bromberg)

#JamesHumpert (James Humpert)

#JustinWong (Justin Wong)

#KentaCho (Kenta Cho)

#MartinBromley (Martin Bromley)

#MasanobuEndō (Masanobu Endō 遠藤 雅伸)

#MasayaMatsuura (Masaya Matsuura 松浦 雅也(松浦 雅也)

#MinoruIkeda (Minoru Ikeda)

#NaoyaHarano (Naoya Harano)

#SoichiroHosoya (Soichiro Hosoya)

#ToruIwatani (Toru Iwatani)

#TsunekiIkeda (Tsuneki Ikeda 池田 恒基)

#YuSuzuki (Yu Suzuki 鈴木 裕)


Games:

#18Wheeler (18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker)

#AfterBurner (After Burner, G-LOC: Air Battle)

#AquaJet (Aqua Jet)

#ArtOfFighting (Art of Fighting)

#BabylonianCastleSaga (The Tower of Druaga [ドルアーガの塔]

#Basketball (Basketball)

#Batsugun (Batsugun)

#Bemani (#Beatmania [Beatmania ビートマニア, Beatmania IIDX], #DDR [Dance Dance Revolution, Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix, DDR 3rdMIX, DDR 5thMIX, DDR SuperNOVA 2, Flash Flash Revolution, Karaoke Revolution, Keyboard Mania], #DanceManiax [Dance Maniax], #DrumMania [DrumMania], #GuitarFreaks [GuitarFreaks])

#BoongaBoonga (Boong-Ga Boong-Ga [Spank 'em, 붕가 붕가, 開ウン!ケダモノ占い])

#BubbleBobble (Bubble Bobble)

#ChampionBoxing (Champion Boxing)

#DeadOrAlive (Dead or Alive)

#DelightDelight (Delight Delight Reduplication)

#DenshaDeGo (Densha de Go! [電車でGO!, "Let's Go by Train!"])

#DestinyOfAnEmperor (Destiny of an Emperor)

#DisneysMagicalDance (Disney's Magical Dance!!, Disney's Magical Dance on Dream Stage)

#Dodonpachi (Dodonpachi, Dodonpachi Dai-Ou-Jou)

#DonkeyKong (Donkey Kong)

#DynastyWarriors (Dynasty Warriors)

#ElevatorAction (Elevator Action)

#Espgaluda (Espgaluda, Esprade [ESP Ra.De.])

#F355Challenge (Ferrari F355 Challenge)

#FatalFury (Fatal Fury: The King of Fighters)

#FinalFight (Final Fight)

#FinalLap (Final Lap)

#Galaxian (Galaga, Galaxian)

#Garegga (Battle Garegga)

#Gauntlet (Gauntlet)

#GTaste (G-Taste Mahjong)

#GuiltyGear (Guilty Gear)

#Gundam (Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam: Bonds of the Battlefield, Kid Senshi Gundam: Senjo no Kizuna))

#GunFight (Gun Fight)

#Gunroar (Gunroar)

#HangOn (Hang-On)

#HeavyweightChamp (Heavyweight Champ)

#Ibara (Pink Sweets)

#InTheGroove (In The Groove)

#JetRocket (Jet Rocket)

#KarateChamp (Karate Champ)

#Killer7 (Killer7)

#LoveAndBerry (Love and Berry: Dress Up and Dance!)

#MahjongFightClub (Mahjong Fight Club)

#MeltyBlood (Melty Blood)

#MonstersEX (Monsters EX)

#MuchiMuchiPork (Muchi Muchi Pork)

#Mushihimesama (Mushihimesama Futari 虫姫さまふたり)

#MushiKing (Mushiking: The King of Beetles [Kōchū Ōja Mushiking 甲虫王者ムシキング])

#Otomedius (Otomedius)

#OutRun (Out Run)

#PacMan (Pac-Man, Puck Man)

#Parodius (Parodius)

#Pokémon (Pokémon)

#PolePosition (Pole Position)

#Police911 (Police 911 [The Keisatsukan ザ・警察官, Police 24/7])

#Pong (Pong)

#PumpItUp (Pump It Up 펌프 잇 업)

#Raiden (The Flash Desire Raiden III)

#RhythmHeaven (Rhythm Tengoku)

#SangokushiTaisen (Sangokushi Taisen 三国志大戦)

#SegaBassFishing (Sega Bass Fishing [Get Bass])

#Shanghai (Shanghai)

#Shenmue (Shenmue)

#ShinMegamiTensei (Shin Megami Tensei)

#ShootingLove (Shooting Love)

#SilentHill (Silent Hill)

#SoulCalibur (Soul Calibur)

#SpaceHarrier (Space Harrier)

#SpaceInvaders (Space Invaders)

#StarHorse (StarHorse)

#StreetFighter (Street Fighter)

#TaikoNoTatsujin (Taiko No Tatsujin)

#TaisenHotGimmick (Taisen Hot Gimmick)

#Tekken (Tekken)

#TheHouseOfTheDead (House of the Dead 4 Special)

#THEiDOLMASTER (THE iDOLM@STER)

#TheKingOfFighters (The King of Fighters)

#TimeCrisis (Time Crisis)

#TranquilizerGun (Tranquilizer Gun)

#TraumaCenter (Trauma Center)

#Tsukkomi (Tsukkomi Yousei Gips Nice Tsukkomi)

#TUMIKIFighters (TUMIKI Fighters)

#Ultraman (Daikaijyu Battle Ultra)

#VirtuaFighter (Virtua Fighter)

#WonderMomo (Wonder Momo)

#WorldClubChampionFootball (World Club Champion Football)

#Xevious (Xevious)

#YieArKungFu (Yie Ar Kung-Fu)


Misc:

#DataCarddass (Data Carddass データカードダス)

#NES (Famicom)


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