Japanese Arcade Themed April Crates!
April’s Doki Doki Crate is arcade themed and features Japan-exclusive prizes from Amuse, Sunhoseki’s Hoppe Chan and Re-Ment surprises! Premium Japan Crates will also include a bonus item from Amuse that you can’t find outside of Japan!
Click here to get your April Arcade Doki Doki Crate!
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(ﾉ≧∀≦)ﾉ Arcade Culture ヾ(･д･ヾ)
“PRIZE GET!” is what you would yell when you snatch a prize from Japan’s notorious Crane Games, also known as UFO Catchers.
Japan’s arcade culture is a thriving business today, as there are arcades found near most major train stations across the country. Sega and Taito are a few of the big names but there are many other game centers, and many of them are open until midnight (for those gaming insomniacs XD)!
How To Say “Arcade” in Japanese
Literally translates to “Game Center”, and is shortened to “Gē-sen” as slang.
Gē-sen‘s are not hard to miss and are often open to the outside at ground level. On the main floor of most of these game centers/arcades are UFO catchers or claw machines where you can try your skill and luck at securing a prize. Other types of video games and entertainment are located in the many floors above. Music and Rhythm Games have seen a huge rise in popularity over the last few years, partially due to the massive gaming/anime music culture in Japan.
Other Popular Gē-sen Games
- Taiko Drum Master (Taiko No Tatsujin)
Probably one of Japan’s most popular rhythm games, Taiko Drum Master tests your ability to drum to the beat and has multiple difficulty levels – prepare to covered in sweat when you play the hardest level.
- Super Table Flipping Game (Chochabudai Gaeshi)
As the name suggests, this is literally a game where you FLIP TABLES. Can be a therapeutic way to release some pent up anger.
- Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade
Hatsune Miku is Japan’s favorite virtual pop star, it’s almost impossible to go anywhere without seeing her face in Japan. This rhythm game is similar to DDR – but for your hands!
- Puri Kura Photo Booths
Although not exactly a game, Puri Kura is found in many arcades in Japan! Arcades are a popular place for dates and socials so a lot of people will take cute wallet-sized photos to commemorate the occasion!
After you’re done taking photos, you can decorate them with the in-house photo editing platform. Add some “kira kira”(glitters/sparkles) to your kawaii photos!
WARNING: Puri Kura will automatically enlarge your eyes and stretch your legs long in their photos! It is the kawaii and puri kura aesthetics 🙂