Hey Arcade: A Place to Enjoy Old & New Japanese Gaming Culture
When one thinks of Akihabara, of course anime and manga culture comes to mind, but don’t forget gaming! This time we visited a popular arcade in Akihabara called Hey, which has many retro game machines. Hey occupies the 1st to 4th floors of a multiple story building, and stands out with its orange colored entrance.
To begin with, on the first floor I tried a punching game that measures the strength of your punch. You get three chances per play, and the exhilaration we felt after throwing a punch is indescribable…! Putting all your daily frustration into your fist really takes away the stress.
With many retro games located on the second floor, the sight of it all feels like time traveling back to the 90’s. It comes as no surprise! There are rows and rows of rare fighting and shooting games from the 90’s. If you’re lucky, you might see an expert working his magic!
But of course Hey isn’t only limited to retro games, and there are crane games filled with newer prizes, along with the latest driving games, online games, and so on. If you’d like to experience old and new Japanese gaming culture at the same time, why not give Hey a try? Now Hey offers special deals, so click the banner below and enjoy gaming there!
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Photo by Tsubasa Ishiguchi
Translated by Jamie Koide
Address : 1-10-5 Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
Nearest Station : Akihabara
TEL : 03-5209-2030
URL : https://www.taito.co.jp/gc/store/00001703