BIG FAT HISTORY OF THE ARCADE PART THREE
"Made in Japan"
|Until recently with titles like Metroid Prime and Halo, everybody knew only Japan could truly make video games right. Most arcade hits started there: Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders...
But besides those, there were others that were just too weird or stupid to cross onto other shores. The thing about Japanese is, they have tastes extremely different from everybody else. First-person shooters like Quake and Doom have NEVER been popular there, but horse-raising simulations, rice-eating simulations, grass-growing simulations...and yes, RPGs are. Not that RPGs are bad...in recent years they have gotten incredible! But still, you have to wonder...
|Here's an early one that didn't make it.
Know what it's called?
|Akkanvader didn't make it here. Shame. I don't know if anybody would spend quarters on this, but look at the picture on your right...
it's gangbusters. I would play a game that looked like this in a minute!
|Look at this. I could have been A DOG FLYING IN A TRASH CAN! Taito had no right to take this away from me!|
|That dog got socked! Oh well, what're ya gonna do...|