Wishlisted by Jica Simpas
Arcade · Fun for All Ages · Themed Interiors · City Life · Casual · Flexible · Quintessential · Boys' Night Out · Geeking Out · Real Deal · Adrenaline-Inducing · Conveniently Located · Big Family · Big Groups · For Two · Small Groups · Solo · Teenage Fun · Such a Steal
1 Chome-11-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo
a year ago
Let the 8-bit keyboard music lure you into Super Potato—a retro gamer’s heaven! Move through floors of rare consoles, hard-to-find merchandise, and giant Mario’s, to find yourself in the treasure trove of late 90’s video games. Grab the Famicom and jump over rolling barrels to defeat King Kong, get your hands on a Sega Genesis and lead Sonic the Hedgehog through zones at lightning speed, or take a gun and defeat criminal syndicates in GoldenEye 007. In between arcade domination, take a swig of Coca-Cola from a vintage glass bottle, skim through the pages of some mangas (Japanese comic books), and marvel at other nostalgic players as they too are transported to their childhood. End your video game crusade on a high and declare yourself the Lord of the Arcade as you take your place on the throne of games, a chair made completely out of Nintendo game cartridges.
6 months ago
Let's say a prayer to the 5000 yen I mindlessly spent in the 15mins I was here.
a year ago
Skip the usual movie date and dominate a few rounds of thrilling arcade games at Funworld! Situated in the iconic Central Park Jakarta shopping mall, it is the perfect place for the kids-at-heart to have some friendly, competitive fun. Challenge your beau to a match of air hockey, crash each other’s bumper cars, or ride the merry-go-round for a little touch of childhood nostalgia. Funworld has a smorgasbord of exciting attractions, so you’ll never run out of things to do here. Gather enough tickets to win a prize that will remind you of this special day.
a year ago
The quintessential arcade experience awaits you at Taito HEY (Hirose Entertainment Yard). The humdrum facade of the five-story complex does zero justice to the booming atmosphere of smoke, neon lights, and electronic sounds inside. Each level of HEY by Taito draws in video gamer niches to its different themed floors. Master UFO catchers possessed by the crane gods collect plush toys on the first floor. Hear the pew-pew of toy guns on the second level where danmaku (a term for Japanese shooting games) experts rain bullet hell with hitman-level accuracy. Join others on a journey to the past as you walk up another flight of stairs to a hall of classic favorites. At the fourth floor, play endless rounds of beat-em-up’s like Street Fighter IV, Tekken 7, or Virtua Fighter 5 R (VF5R) through carefully calculated joystick maneuvers and button clicks. Reserved for new and Japan-exclusive games, the top level welcomes a younger cohort of professional gamers. More than just an arcade, HEY by Taito houses a community of gaming experts often taking the form of surgical-masked, buttoned-down shirt-wearing, stony-eyed players. Watch them show off their prowess and exchange tips and tricks to fellow wizards—maybe even learn a little Japanese and pick up a few secrets while you’re here!
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