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Japanese Retro Game Centers | Tokyo Arcade Experience ★ ONLY in JAPAN

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Japanese game centers are must visit places on any trip to Japan, but in Tokyo, there is a place where you can time warp back to the 1980s and 1990s and play those games of the past, too. Since Japan was the leader in arcade game programming and machine production, the culture stretches back decades and those old machines are still in use! Why do these retro arcade games and game centers still exist in Japan? In the USA, the arcade culture rapidly declined when the game consoles gained wide popularity, especially in the early 1990s, but in Japan, arcades or game center culture continued because it was more about the experience than the games itself. It was a place to go, hang out with friends, be a hero! There were many kinds of games from classic arcades to driving simulation games to dancing and rhythm games. Gamers from the 1980s are not in their 30s, 40s or 50s and they keep coming, playing those games from the past and thats great because it means we can all stop in and experience arcades games like we did as kids. ▶︎ Where is Mikado (Retro Game Center) https://goo.gl/maps/XrwcToabzam Station: Takadanobaba ▶︎ Super Potato | Retro Console Games in Akihabara: http://www.superpotato.com/ Games featured in this episode: OUT RUN (1986) Sega Tokyo Wars (1996) Namco Star Wars (1983) Atari Metal Hawk (1988) Namco Check out Miki's channel "Miki Lab": https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDQc7iivx7a-FwXFzSoK45w And Shingo's channel Let's Play Japan: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcQUB9PqG0xkxEwdAppU63A Check out more ONLY in JAPAN video clips and photos: http://instagram.com/onlyinjapantv MORE JAPANESE GAME CENTER VIDEOS: ★ Crane Game Secrets Revealed: Japan's UFO Catcher Academy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1r4xxvO41k ★ Japanese Photo Sticker Booths: Purikura Adventure https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IwVttYtB4w ★ Gachapon Toy Capsules: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt2g7Fpu_58 ▷ SUBTITLES: If you'd like to help out and submit a subtitle in your language, I'd really appreciate it so we can reach more people! THANK YOU! You'll be listed as a collaborator for this video too :) -john This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 20 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.
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008AgentSecret (12 hours ago)
Akihabara, is the retro game heaven! this is what I was talking about, even they feature retro SHMUPS, my favorites, back since I was a kid!
Sriram Jeostarzz (16 hours ago)
Why every body loves Miki And also she reminds me of nanase from street fighter ex somehow, wish I also get a girl like this In the future
Shannon (23 hours ago)
haha your math sucks
sonichuizcool (1 day ago)
my only complaint... this guy does not know his history or played much... you can tell by how he describes games and his general lack of knowledge
uhhhh PERFECTION!!!!!!!!!!!
raiden stark (3 days ago)
Tokyo wars arcade i played here in my city a long time ago. Even was the original japanese arcade (at the time didn't knew japanese)
Hasif Crows (3 days ago)
im too young for this Arcade games.. cuz my childhood time is tape console game age..
adam chamberlain (4 days ago)
My boy big Pimpin over here stepping up is A game get some yeahhhhhhhhhhhh
Mitsuraga (4 days ago)
That girl is trying her damndest to seem enthusiastic for your sake, but she really is just humoring you.
Slosh Mike (5 days ago)
Daniel san......did you try Miki's sashimi?  I bet it tastes great!
Bruce Wayne (6 days ago)
it's funny how you haven't seen these games for a couple of decades but as soon as you here the music you realize you never really forgot it.
JohnshiBRPG (7 days ago)
I have been at CAX 2018 and attended a presentation about arcades in japan, and there is a decline of arcade centers in Japan, primarily caused by new arcade boards having revenue-share schemes that claim more money back to the manufacturer than the developer and operators. Because of the revenue share cuts off income for developers and operators along with occasional poor planning from arcade makers that push the games to home consoles quicker, arcades in Japan slowly die out because operators cannot make enough money from modern arcade boards. However, the Exa Arcadia, intends to have not only a simple revenue system for units sold so operators can maximize profits, but also have new models that allow operators and developers to have income through different ways. The Exa Arcadia PCB unit will be like Neo Geo, 4 game cartridge system, but modernized with powerful hardware with lag-less inputs, and internet connection being OPTIONAL. Therefore, Exa Arcadia aims to be the most affordable arcade system that can easily be integrated into arcades and other places around the world, even beyond Japan and developed countries. I am honestly stoked to have an arcade revival and its culture to continue existing for sure.
Anshul Sharma (8 days ago)
Miki likes you John...Better tell your wife in advance
Am game (8 days ago)
can i touch oppai miki
David Cox (10 days ago)
Star Wars, best arcade game ever
zen strata (11 days ago)
There are still arcades in the USA too. Some are pretty nice and worth visiting. (so this one is not only in japan)
HC WISDOM (11 days ago)
It made me remember duck hunt,The Legend of Kage and etc kids these days miss themes of video games.
Arilson dos Santos (11 days ago)
02:06 D-E-L-Í-C-I-A
Rahul Sengupta (11 days ago)
wahh the Tokyo Wars tank game ,, i remember going to calcutta during summer vacations only to play this game in the gaming center ! ! it was like 17-18 years ago
Widodo 29 (12 days ago)
Wow..Mickey is beautiful Japan girls..
Jesus Chiong (12 days ago)
I have John NES emulator in my Android but but the I can't download the games only in Japan sad
Either Or (12 days ago)
The girl saved this video. What a terrible documentary
WuPiDu (13 days ago)
bring on all the capcom, Sega, neo geo, and what else?
General EVIL Potato (13 days ago)
That Japanese man at 1:30 probably has more swag than people in the US
Akuma Sin (13 days ago)
This why love japan they Culture are amazing me
matt pare (13 days ago)
That Japanese girl is playing with that joy stick like a professional
Ozsharpener (14 days ago)
CRT monitors? Radiation, no good ...
Catalin Enache (14 days ago)
That reminds me of nostalgic childhood..........like1
Marco Rubio (15 days ago)
Miki is so beautiful. Another observation, 6:44 they put the e.t. cartridge game next to the atari 2600 how ironic. Everyone believes it was the cause of the demise of atari. I know they lost money but the people up top made bad decisions.
Talisman218 (15 days ago)
I come for the game, I stay for the science woman
Rafael Fyen (15 days ago)
Ahaha that laugh when he got to play the Star Wars game.
MrJose1979mlc (15 days ago)
Did this guy just say "Japan had a lot of consoles never seen in the west" and then show a Sega Saturn?
captainwolf noodle (15 days ago)
Never seen in the west? That's a master system, & a sega saturn, good video though
hn x (16 days ago)
her beautiful!
Lupin III (18 days ago)
sólo en Japón pues en San Miguel del Tucumán hay varios lugares parecidos a ese ...
kitsune 506 (18 days ago)
She's kinda cute but that over reacting tho
RonHeadstrong (18 days ago)
Saw one playing super mario. Where was that?
L.A. November 2019 (19 days ago)
Too bad these joints are packed with chain smokers.
Joker (20 days ago)
That girl is so cute
DiddyKong55 (21 days ago)
is there any KANEKO arcade games like Sarukani Hamuzou, The Berlin Wall, and Bonk's Adventure at the retro arcade place?.
Carlos Botelho (21 days ago)
I love you Miki Igarashi 😍💘
Ahmad Tahar (21 days ago)
9:50 i know what you did there
kam shaft (23 days ago)
how many yen for miki lol
RJ Silvers (24 days ago)
I understan your appreciation for retro arcade games but the way you glorify Japan and kinda dump on the U.S. is appalling because there are tons of retro arcades centers run by collectors and we even have huge conventions where people can try, buy and trade entire cabinets. You just gotta explore your homeland a little more before you make assumptions.
ともりんこ (24 days ago)
僕も昔はゲーセンに行った記憶あるけどこう言うレトロゲームはプレイしたことないなぁ。
Kevin Huang (25 days ago)
Heh heh heh. I’ve got a retro tabletop console with 60 games, a retro emulator that has like 30K games, and several vintage consoles. I even owned an Outrun standup cabinet once. While it’s not the same as having an actual arcade unit, I’ve managed to recreat most of the arcade experience in my own home.
Dicephalous 90 (26 days ago)
I wanna date miki so much
CreatingAlong (27 days ago)
Liked the star wars machine, I own one. Keep up the great content!
Dennis Gründig (27 days ago)
Is she on drugs?...
GamingWithFun (27 days ago)
I'm so glad we have a retro arcade hall in Karlsruhe (which is close to where I live). Playing those classics on an arcade cabinet is so much more fun that any home console/emulator port can ever hope to be.
pob000 (28 days ago)
The science lady did not understand anything that was coming out if your mouth during the star wars rant
無極峰 (28 days ago)
我進來看妹子的030
milo cooper (28 days ago)
Is there Super Nintendo too?
maddy plays (29 days ago)
Do you any other games that you like
retrosoccer (29 days ago)
Great stuff
Saludos Miki Igarashi desde México
Sebas Baez (1 month ago)
Muy bueno!!, gracias por los subtitulos en español
DrTech 2014 (1 month ago)
I liked the japnese girl !
Erwin Tan (1 month ago)
So umm...did you manage to hook up with Miki? 😆 Has she been able to hold a "stick" properly? 😎 I meant that chopper game not other thing 😆😈
Christopher Smith (1 month ago)
Miki is so kawaii!
Elias Viteri (1 month ago)
Los establecimientos Arcade ya casi estan extintos en Occidente porque que todos ya pueden juegarlos en Consolas.
VINDOMRAM VINDOMRAM (1 month ago)
What about the pinball?
Emillie Rolland (1 month ago)
90¢ a coin. Kinda expensive but you are keeping the nostalgia alive so I guess its worth it.
Hero Acer (1 month ago)
I play arcade game in Yakuza game 😜
Juicewrld999 (1 month ago)
the camera man keep filming the japanese girl skirt
叶立 (1 month ago)
Miki Igarashi (@igamiki0319) | Twitter born in 1992 i dont think she knows game or likes gaming at all she just worked for money right ? lol
Hunter Tinsley (1 month ago)
5:28 ENEMY TANK TO THE REAR
on kn (1 month ago)
9:44 hottest scene( ゚Д゚)
kevinn408 (1 month ago)
high key i wanted know her birth year >.>
DiverFictionB salman (1 month ago)
I don't know, the girl is so pretentious to a point appears retarded
Minsu Kim (1 month ago)
女めちゃくちゃかわいいなあ。あんなかわいい子見たことない。
Gideon Heydemann (1 month ago)
I'am here to read comments about the lady...lol
WTM (1 month ago)
she likes grabs that joystick
Game Boss (1 month ago)
She is so beautiful
井上心叶 (1 month ago)
みきちゃん元気で可愛いね
JP Truth (1 month ago)
Then he took miki for a real ride, that good tokyo p*ssy
Bruno Xavier Leite (1 month ago)
I was a Tekken Tournament champion.
AdiL oSaFi (1 month ago)
japan have lack of technology let's be honest now no match with china
Rin Wesley (1 month ago)
I wish arcades would come back in fashion in the US.
ppery2 (1 month ago)
So she liked the pixels in a vector graphics game.
Ichsan Dso (1 month ago)
Drakensang Online Best Game Ever
Stephen D (1 month ago)
Nice, Arcade games rule !!!! <3
ShawneTheGreatGamer (1 month ago)
I'm a famous champion gamer and world record holder, when I was on Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition. And I just won a video game tournament 36 times in a row too.
packerd00 (1 month ago)
Suzuka 8 Hours was the game.
Bryan zambrano (1 month ago)
6:20 Lum, is that you?
Bryan zambrano (1 month ago)
3:07 I see a Money Idol Exchanger arcade booth down there.
Lucio Navarro (1 month ago)
Is this dude Daniel san?
ill Drumatik (1 month ago)
My city still has retro arcade games. It's 5 cents to play any game.
chronojin (1 month ago)
I used to go to Akihabara on Sundays as a kid, I loved looking for video games. Do they still have a Sofmap store there?
Mr Sausage (1 month ago)
you kinda remind me of someone ... that dude from the hulk
Erwin Tan (1 month ago)
He does look like younger Mark Ruffalo doesn't he?
Reivalryne (1 month ago)
No signs of HENTAI *CLEAR* ....
Shark taiga (1 month ago)
I love it that japan is so trational but also its OK to be a big kid and enjoy life only if the west were the same
Cosmos (1 month ago)
Game Centers are my favorite places on earth...
cmnweb (1 month ago)
I miss the arcade days...also here in Mexico with the consoles in late 90's or maybe early in the first decade in 00 almost all arcade centers disappear :( combat games was the most popular right here and street fighter in 90's and king of fighter in 00 was in...literal every corner of the neighborhood, even drugstores and convenience store had and arcades
grumpy luke (1 month ago)
Cool episode!!!
Overkill79 (1 month ago)
TFW no Japanese retro video game enthusiast GF
吉野司 (1 month ago)
Thank you!
Stranded Alien (1 month ago)
The most beautiful girl in the universe!
antonio bortoni (1 month ago)
So in japan they dont get marrie.
Raf galvão (1 month ago)
this girl looks like my first love

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