There were a few arcade shops around my neck of the woods (ok, mostly liquor stores with a couple of games), but the best in arcade experiences were found in Japan. Thanks to NeoGAFFER keisuke999, we get a glimpse of what the heyday of arcade gaming looked like, as he inherited two floors of classic arcade games from his girlfriend’s grandma who purchased an abandoned building with dozens of arcade cabinets. I must say, the collection is simply beautiful.
There are a total of 55 arcade cabinets, with the majority being upright Aero Cities cabinets, and numerous gameboards that include Donkey Kong, Metal Slug X, Super Puzzle Fighters 2 X, Street Fighter 2 Championship Edition, Street Fighter Alpha 2 (Zero 2), Tetris, and many others.
Thanks to his girlfriend’s grandmother who wasn’t interested in keeping any of it, keisuke999 is selling off the goods and even willing to ship it off to those in the United States.
Take a look at a few images of the findings below:
It’s bizarre to think how things can be left untouched for a couple of decades, but you can’t deny how much you want to invest in Japanese real estate now.
While I’d probably try to fix up the machines and run an arcade shop of my own, I’d like to know, what would you do if you stumbled onto a similar gaming haven? Let us know in the comments below.