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Japan's publisher game centres

Post by cools » December 16th, 2015, 12:29 pm

Just wondering how many of these there actually were. Any contributions?
  • Taito Station
  • Club Sega
  • Sega City (USA)
  • Sega Joypolis
  • Sega Gigo
  • Neo-Geo Land
  • Neo-Geo World
  • Jaleco You&You (? needs verification)
  • Jaleco Gareso (tokens exist)
  • Capcom Plaza
  • Namco Land
  • Atlus Game Panic (?)
  • Atlus City
  • Konami Circo Porto
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Post by richy13 » December 16th, 2015, 12:52 pm

I think they were 6 Capcom Plaza arcades according to a Japanese amusement magazine dated 1996. Don't know of anymore. I think I have the addresses/pictures here somewhere.

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Post by cools » December 16th, 2015, 1:36 pm

Ahh sorry Richy, I'm not wondering about numbers of each - but what varieties existed.
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Post by SuperPang » December 16th, 2015, 2:12 pm

Atlus, sorta.
The company also manages Game Panic, Amusement Land Mu-Tairiku, and has developed Atlus Vegas in the virtual world of Second Life.
http://megamitensei.wikia.com/wiki/Atlus_Co.,_Ltd.

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Post by cools » December 16th, 2015, 3:04 pm

Ooh, think I have a Game Panic token. Maybe.
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Post by rancor » December 16th, 2015, 9:49 pm

I've personally seen / been to all of those except anything of the Jaleco variety.. First I've heard of those. There are Atlus branded arcades as well.

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Post by cools » December 16th, 2015, 10:17 pm

I found reference to the Jaleco from some pics of a token, then trawling the Internet Archive Wayback Machine in 1997.
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Post by TadCool » December 17th, 2015, 8:35 pm

There was a Konami one too if I remember correctly - must confirm it on my Gamest stuff later.
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Post by Ex_Mosquito » December 19th, 2015, 3:05 am

I spotted a few 'Sega GIGO' game centres when I was there in 09'
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Post by rancor » December 19th, 2015, 1:43 pm

Theres still one in a shopping center near me:

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Post by gray117 » December 20th, 2015, 9:57 am

There were two neo geo worlds weren't there? One in Tokyo and one in ... erm... another city... osaka?

There were also separate arcades afaik run by snk, though of course far outnumbered by private establishments. I've no idea if these made it over to the states, I don't think they ever made it over to Europe; at least not the UK.

Sorry a bit vague - Was this on that 'all about snk' dvd ?

A right I'm mixing this up if this wiki is to believed:

Game centres x 3 = neo geo land

http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/Neo_Geo_Land


Theme / Event parks x 2 = neo geo world

http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/Neo_Geo_World


As weird and wonderful as neo geo world was I think neo geo land would be of more interest here in terms of game centres?

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Post by rancor » December 20th, 2015, 11:45 am

Neo Geo World was bought out by Tokyo Leisure land. It's still a massive 24-hour arcade out on an island made of trash, but all of the SNK / Neo-Geo signage has been taken down.

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Post by orio1 » December 20th, 2015, 8:38 pm

I procured my Game Panic ashtray from "Spica" game centre in Hiroshima, I dont know if it used to be an Atlus arcade ?

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Post by KevinDDR » February 2nd, 2016, 10:19 pm

Konami had an arcade chain in the 90s (not sure what year) through the early 00s called Circo Porto, which all either closed down or were bought out.

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Post by Devil Soundwave » February 3rd, 2016, 10:10 am

rancor wrote:Neo Geo World was bought out by Tokyo Leisure land. It's still a massive 24-hour arcade out on an island made of trash, but all of the SNK / Neo-Geo signage has been taken down.
Wonder what happened to the signage. That stuff would be worth trying to hoover up when these places close down, pretty sure some of the collectors would pay to ship it.

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Post by cools » February 3rd, 2016, 11:15 am

KevinDDR wrote:Konami had an arcade chain in the 90s (not sure what year) through the early 00s called Circo Porto, which all either closed down or were bought out.
I have some tokens from there :) I don't remember if they had Konami on them or not, so thanks for identifying them.
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Post by Devil Soundwave » February 3rd, 2016, 12:34 pm

cools wrote:
KevinDDR wrote:Konami had an arcade chain in the 90s (not sure what year) through the early 00s called Circo Porto, which all either closed down or were bought out.
I have some tokens from there :) I don't remember if they had Konami on them or not, so thanks for identifying them.
Value just increased 100% :awe:

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Post by KmanSweden » February 3rd, 2016, 12:38 pm

Taito Stations: Select a region and start counting... http://www.taito.com/gc/storelist?pc=1
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Post by cools » February 15th, 2016, 9:50 am

Trawled my tokens on the weekend and found the Konami Circo Porto (references Konami on small text), and an Atlus City :awe:

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