April Doki Doki: Arcade Themed!

Japanese Arcade Themed April Crates!

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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!
Click here to get your April Premium Japan Crate!


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(ノ≧∀≦)ノ Arcade Culture ヾ(・д・ヾ)

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“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)!

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How To Say “Arcade” in Japanese

ゲームセンター      (Gē-mu-sen-tā)
ゲーセン (Gē-sen)
Literally translates to “Game Center”, and is shortened to “Gē-sen” as slang.

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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

    1. Taiko Drum Master (Taiko No Tatsujin)

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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.

    1. Super Table Flipping Game (Chochabudai Gaeshi)

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As the name suggests, this is literally a game where you FLIP TABLES. Can be a therapeutic way to release some pent up anger.

    1. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade

 

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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!

    1. Puri Kura Photo Booths

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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!
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WARNING: Puri Kura will automatically enlarge your eyes and stretch your legs long in their photos! It is the kawaii and puri kura aesthetics 🙂

 

5 Comments
  1. I am so excited!! While I was traveling I. Japan for a month I spent much time with friends in arcades! It was awesome to see so many different games! Can’t wait to get my hands on this crate!!