Videos from JAMMA including Shining Force Cross,KOF Sky Stage, Giant Tetris, taito's table flipping game and more

Shaggy September 26, 2009 11

Who wants just still photos of an event when you can have videos?

Sega’s Shining Force Cross. This is less like Gauntlet than I imagined it might be but it’s still cool. I really want a Gauntlet-like game for arcades again however.

Sega’s Giant Tetris

Taito’s Table pounding/flipping tantrum game also translated as “Ultra Low Dining Table”. The guys in each of these videos are a lot nicer to the table than most patrons would probably be.

KOF Sky Stage

Namco’s Tank! Tank! Tank! EDF 2017 wishes that it was this crazy looking. I like the bug parts flying everywhere, at least we know that of all of the titles on this post, this one is coming to Europe and the US.


  1. BDD September 27, 2009 at 3:40 am - Reply

    Say what you will about their “repetitive gameplay” and age, both Gauntlet Legends and Dark Legacy are good, simple fun games in a world of overcomplicated RPGs and strategy games. There’s nothing better than a game that you can just pick up and play with very little instruction. Even ten years on, I still love both games.

  2. Celestein September 27, 2009 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    Kind of sad that Japanese Arcades are going in the direction American ones went. Lots of proprietary hardware.

    Just as a Sega Fan and Shining series fan, I’d really love to get 1 or 2 SFC games in my place.

    Normally after a game comes out, it drops to 1/3 it’s price after 2 months and is cheap enough to import the PCB to put in a multi-cab.

    Needing a proprietary cab with touchscreen and such, pretty much precludes importing from ever being feasible until like 5-10yrs later.

  3. Shaggy September 27, 2009 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    I wish that arcade prices here in the states would drop like they do in Japan. I see a lot of distributors are still charging the brand new price for games that are now 2 years old.

    Honestly though I think we’re still seeing Japan drive the innovations in the arcade market. While others outside of Japan have produced some great games we are seeing innovation come out of those often per se.

    • arcads4ever October 3, 2009 at 9:04 am - Reply

      I know what you mean shaggy, while they are still great games that people have created in the west they don’t really bother looking into new and original ideas like what japan are always doing. its no wonder people think arcades are dead in the west if people in the west rely on the same ideas and on the plus side not seeing most japan games get a world release. why ever are distributers charging the same ammount for a game thats 2 years old is unbelievable, thats like selling an xbox at the same price even if people don’t buy it after two years. if they want to help operators they should either reduce prices of some games or 2 4 1 offers and discounts. I’ve come up with many ideas for the arcade industry and still continue to this day.

  4. Celestein September 28, 2009 at 2:56 am - Reply

    Yeah, just the way they’re innovating leaves us further and further behind the times sadly. I’ve imported like 3/4 my games just buying off Japanese Auction Sites. Kits are easy, I can wait a month or two, pay 1/2 or less of MSRP, and still end up having it 6 months to a year before a console port. A lot of the large Japanese Arcades seem to operate on the principle that once a game has earned it’s cost + X %, it’s time to sell unless it’s like a top5 earner. Very risk adverse model.

    Also that’s why I didn’t even bother working with a distributor, it’s so easy to find even brand new games on the market, it’s not worth dealing with the insane mark-up they charge, they’re completely non-competitive in my mind. I’ve been getting my place setup for literally 1/20th the cost just peicemeiling everything together.

  5. editor September 28, 2009 at 11:43 am - Reply

    Going direct is the model for smaller (if not larger) operators. The distributor model dose not work the way it should. Especially when the distributor is also the manufacturer!

    I would argue that innovation is coming from all sides, its just that Japan will do a full production run on their ideas. We saw a great number of good ideas in the US scene, but they were killed off by poor ROI testing – later blamed on hidden interests from those involved!

  6. Shaggy September 28, 2009 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    I guess Putt is a good example of some innovation here, I saw that Putt is in Japan now. But unfortunately most people when they think of innovative arcade games they usually think of Japanese game makers simply due to the sheer number of different games they put out.

  7. syun-sen September 30, 2009 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    KOF Sky Stage doesn’t look that bad actually, but it’s just… weird Oo

  8. arcads4ever October 1, 2009 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    taito’s arcade tipping table game has gasve me a great idea for an arcade game which was originally planned for the DS but this is much better for my puzzle idea 😀 I hope they release that table tipping game and that KOFSS. with anime becoming more and more popular worldwide you’d think they would be releasing stuff like this now since the west has shown a big interest in japanese culture and the games they make. I think tank X3 will deffinatly come out as well. how about a video of that namco pirate gun game if there is one

  9. arcads4ever October 3, 2009 at 9:07 am - Reply

    does anyone have any updates on taito’s oppopopo game? the one where you control a characters giant tail on a swirving platform. its been since febuary this year when we last heard of the game

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