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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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nabzero2nd (1 day ago)
高田馬場ミカドやんけ
Changhao Liu (2 days ago)
It seems that you can get Contra MSX2 version in Akiharba games store.
Santa Warra (2 days ago)
las japonesas solo sirven para que te la chupen y se vayan con el novio
LIAO Wen-chun (2 days ago)
It's my memory, still I like it until now
SamsungGalaxyTab2 (2 days ago)
Good video, I played that star wars in the 80s. Sidenote, I bet u could easily fall off that helicopter if u were plaing it drunk, I know Ive played arcades wasted.
banana 101 (3 days ago)
high score girl
ULTIMATE COORDINATOR (3 days ago)
that star wars game gave me a bit of goosebumps
William Hetherington (3 days ago)
that arcade with the retro cabinets looks awwwwwesome!
rubenmatrix 89 (3 days ago)
esto lo veo en Sevilla....y gasto todo mi dinero en recreativas :D
Henry Zhang (4 days ago)
im here for Miki.
Jay M (4 days ago)
My arcade experience was ruined  when people started acting as if putting a quarter onto the cabinet reserved their turn (which I believe was the Mortal Kombat era). That was IT for me. No sense in having a pocket full of quarters anymore.
Daniel The Bear (4 days ago)
i saw a vape store
Skuash (4 days ago)
Well, that's nostalgic and I would love to have something like that here. Many places with classic gaming culture, I hope to go there one day. By the way, she's hot!
Freak159753 (7 days ago)
Not wanting to be racist or anything, but the asian dude just crash the car after a few seconds (4:30) lmao.
GamingTV (8 days ago)
i really should've been born to be an american navy brat that grew up in japan
unique link (8 days ago)
Take me to Japan
NANO-Nils (8 days ago)
boah, cool !! RAIDEN & OUTRUN my best fav. games of the 80/90's !!
Ty Ch (9 days ago)
Parte de lo emocionante de los arcades era cuando retabas a personas desconocidas en juegos de pelea como street fighter, kof, Tekken, mortal combat, fatal fury, art of fighting, Samurai Shodown, marvel vs capcom etc etc etc o cuando te unías a un grupo para jugar, yo recuerdo los Simpson, Final Fight, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, The Punisher, Captain Commando, Las Tortugas Ninja, que hermosos recuerdos T_T
Thomas Kolter (9 days ago)
I so want to go to Japan!
UHOOHEXTRA TECH (9 days ago)
Gameplay WAY BETTER on 80s 90s Arcade games than today. That or I'm old??
Hector 1981 (9 days ago)
hello from Macedonia I have Sega Mega Drive
essanance (10 days ago)
Chick really can over react
Mr Pokiesmeister (11 days ago)
I am going here!!
Kenneth Harcourt (11 days ago)
The Japanese invented the arcade machine? Reread history, my friend ;)
Josh W (11 days ago)
That was the cringiest thing I've ever seen on this channel.
I swear, i have to go to Japan atleast once. On my pride as a Blasian. lol
SevenDeMagnus (12 days ago)
Nice. I hope they have Xevious (cool shooter). God bless, Proverbs 31
RON B (12 days ago)
So awesome and just another reason why i have to get to Japan.
Gaming Claw (12 days ago)
Yup, all the games at your feets and you picked Star-Wars, thats what i call a real japanese game... MY GOD AMERIKAN!!! btw it was funny when she talked about pixels in a vertex game...
Kruut Von .Trendkilla (12 days ago)
Pole position? Is it not Outrun he is playing?
VaGNaroK Mist (12 days ago)
2:35, heuhaeuhauhuHUEUAHUEHAUHEUAHE!!!!
Pierre-Yves Gotonin (12 days ago)
He have a word for your lady's invite in french : Potiche ! ...
pschroeter1 (13 days ago)
I'd be interested in knowing how they keep all those decades old games running not looking run down.
Cold German Beer (14 days ago)
Japanese fake, robotic behavior makes me want to fuckin puke
johan ponce (14 days ago)
Only en llapan
Kuşunu Konuştur (15 days ago)
11:33 funny🤣
Mr.TwiSteR (16 days ago)
Geez, Japanese girls are soo damn HOT!
Len Kagamine (16 days ago)
"It-it has nice looking girls"
Really like your channel & show... i'm your subby for today ! :D
Alok Kumar Singh (19 days ago)
We still have arcade in India too but they are very limited and are dying out quit fast.
Esta buena la chica.
Angel Weapon (20 days ago)
esta menina é tão alegre... que depois de poucos meses... você irá querer correr para uma ilha deserta.... tudo que é demais enjoa.
Dominic McMahon (20 days ago)
That japanese dude playing SF zero 3 knows what's up. I played the store clerk at Super turbo on the top floor of Super Potato. He free played me. Japan is the greatest.
マッスクゆうこ (21 days ago)
居然就在我學校附近我的天!!!我一直都沒發現,不行,一定要去一去
Gerardo Hernandez (21 days ago)
Solo el 20% son maquinas originales, el resto son emuladores, aún así es hermoso!!!
Gerardo Hernandez (21 days ago)
No es del todo cierto pues son emuladores, las maquinas no son las originales.
SF2TOKYO (21 days ago)
She is one hot butterface.
kupamon (23 days ago)
She couldn't see the pixelated graphics in the star wars game coz that game was based on vectors.
Muhammad AbuBakar (24 days ago)
Love Japan and Japanese culture... specially humble attitude. Mickey is so beautiful . Thanks for uploading and to recall great memories !!
TheDeathAcolyte (24 days ago)
She is so cringy.
Hiob s (13 days ago)
his Fanboying is more cringeworthy
Dap 99 Neo (24 days ago)
What her name again.. Just for research!?
Carlos Mananquil (25 days ago)
Miki is pretty
bEN-OFFICIAL MASSIVE (25 days ago)
I want a science girl!
Limber Catari (25 days ago)
2018 In Bolivia we still play that classics
Frikismo On! (26 days ago)
Heaven
The Drunkard Cat (26 days ago)
I miss arcades... used to have one in my local town then it got turned into a small shop...
NINO (27 days ago)
Buen video i genial con los subtítulos
Terminal Velocity (28 days ago)
Akiba packed with foreign tourists.
Thor4u2nv (28 days ago)
Wow She is hot
Shipwright1918 (29 days ago)
No turn on the pinball machines? You really want to go old school, you need to flip the silver ball. Awesome stuff all the same, I love classic games.
I Love My Beard (29 days ago)
6:49 YIE-AR KUNG FU... So much memories...I was hooked on that one long time ago.
I Love My Beard (29 days ago)
6:49 Middle TV Screen Yie Air Kung FU...I was addicted to that one when I was a kid.
Rizu Ya (1 month ago)
This would be good video if not Mickey's awkward and over acting.
Urghh! D Music (1 month ago)
Now 22/21 century people using High Tech Computer!brrr....Throw that Trash!take new Tech Computer
El diablo da Costa (1 month ago)
I go to a similar place here in China. Wish i had the money i have now when i was a kid. Lol.
THE MATOYA (1 month ago)
Bruce Banner is new a Vlogger?
Ben Dover (1 month ago)
american kids stop using these machines cause they got too heavy for them
Zachary Sarette (1 month ago)
Actually America still has many arcades running. And even better retro arcades! You should check out John's Arcade on Youtube. Also the overacting was a bit much. Other than that, cool video!
jamicheal gates (1 month ago)
She is hot
Creatip (1 month ago)
It warmed my heart to see all those nostalgic games. I was in elementary - junior high, playing those in arcade...
P Pha (1 month ago)
Damn, she's cute!
Yamcha Sama (1 month ago)
100 yen is too expensive in india a coin cost pennys
Jared P (1 month ago)
Didn't see many retro arcades
Hydrated RDA (1 month ago)
There shouldn't be a single dislike, seriously... This channel is amazing by the way. Although I just witnessed a huge pink penis in the related videos from this channel as I'm typing this. Oh well.
brian alvarado (1 month ago)
She walks mad wierd
pickyy0shi (1 month ago)
You’re not fooling anyone that’s parkbom from 2ne1
abdul rehman (1 month ago)
what is the name of the game at 11:07
Tiki Thompson (1 month ago)
Btw, you definitely don’t look like a creep when you point at a girl and turn your hat when she walks into the room/ vicinity. ☺️
Tiki Thompson (1 month ago)
Lol, Miki is a pleasant reminder of one of the reasons I want to go to Japan (hot girls)!
gracia luna (1 month ago)
Is ralph exist there??
dantes peek (1 month ago)
its incredible that a normal girl as a guest for these shows is a scientist and she actually participates. Japan is truly somewhere else.. meanwhile girls from the rest of the world..
cambrioleur (1 month ago)
شكرا على الترجمه
Hero Of Bukit Padang (1 month ago)
Miki can sucky my diki
Hero Of Bukit Padang (1 month ago)
What I don’t like about this places is the ciggy smells!!
retro heaven..
pec1739 (1 month ago)
i beat outrun on sega 16-bit but that was a long time ago
Mouldy CPU (1 month ago)
What does it take to date Miki?
Kin Man Tse (1 month ago)
9:44 if i were the...
Felipe Cortes GT (1 month ago)
Good video!! 11:18 street fighter 2 bootleg in japan? Not bad! :D
KATIE NERD GIRL (1 month ago)
omg wow <3
strong power (1 month ago)
mickey so pretty girl i love you
Neon Light (1 month ago)
She's awesome. Very feminine, polite and lovable, something a lot of American girls lack.
Recognize Real (1 month ago)
She’s fine
Jose Perez (1 month ago)
Added to the bucket list.
b xpress6 (1 month ago)
I was a kid of the 80s! This my dream place! I was wondering if anyone remember the game where you climb windows..i remember name of all my favorite games except for that😑
LuLuBaby (1 month ago)
Miiiiikkkkiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Judge Mental (1 month ago)
why is it everytime i watch a video about japan i feel like Japan is a massive Theme Park 😊 i so love japan!
Reza Pratama (1 month ago)
i would love to do some "educational science" with her... IYKWIM... wink...wink...
Omar Miralles (1 month ago)
I'm born in the 2000, but I know about the game Outrun and how good the sound track is. Thanks Yakuza 0 🖒
rocknflip66 (3 days ago)
Omar Miralles dont forget space harrier 🤙
mibo tech (1 month ago)
80s 90s our best days

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