Japanese Super Mario Bros. There are many older games that were created in Japan and enjoyed all over the world, such as the Super Mario Bros.
Recently such games have been regaining popularity, and in addition to their latest software, video game consoles originally sold in the s like the Nintendo Entertainment System NES, called Family Computer or Famicon in Japan and its successor, the Super NES Super Famiconhave been rereleased. Businesses have also sprung up which let customers play old games on large commercial game machines that originally boomed in the late s as equipment found in cafes or video game arcades.
From Children to Adults. These rereleased consoles feature an Analog TV Mode that replicates a screen experience similar to that of old television sets in order to allow players to enjoy the games with a retro feeling akin to their original time of release. It was supposedly TV programs showing celebrities playing retro games or visiting arcades featuring them that started the new retro game boom.
Amidst a rising of games with difficult controls or rules in recent years, the simplicity of retro games allows anyone from children to adults to have uncomplicated fun. The same generation that fondly remembers the Famicon from its youth is now having children of its own, and the games that new parents were absorbed in during their childhood have become a way for them to connect with their own children.
Arcade games from the s top. Space Invadersin which players fight aliens on screen, started a boom in arcade games.
Outside view of the Invader House arcade, which features only Space Invaders bottom left and interior view photo from around courtesy of Taito. Space Invaders 40th Anniversary Events.
Businesses featuring commercial arcade games were extremely popular in Japan during the s and s. That arcade game boom was brought about by the game Space Invadersin which players fight aliens on screen.
Between August and January events were also held that featured games and activities combining bouldering and projection mapping or allowing players to use their legs to shoot down an army of space invaders projected onto the floor and walls. T-shirt top leftbag top centerand water bottles top right sold at the Space Invaders pop-up shop.
Game combining bouldering and projection mapping bottom left and activity in which players shoot down an army of invaders using their legs. All Rights Reserved.
High-Quality Japanese Used Games. Japan has plenty of used game shops and because many of the used games sold there are in great condition, some customers even come from abroad to purchase them.
These places are bustling with customers both Japanese and foreign ranging from those who grew up with the retro games to younger ones curious about them. The retro game boom looks like it will last for a while.
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The Super Potato Akihabara store top leftwhich is visited by many customers from abroad, sells numerous retro games, with games like Captain Tsubasa and Sailor Moon being particularly popular top right. The store also contains a retro arcade, where customers can play retro games bottom left.
At the entrance customers are greeted by a giant Mario figurine. Go to the main text. Text: small normal large.
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