With all the talk about gloom and doom and often hangs over arcade gaming, it's nice to see a new arcade open. And open with style.

On April 28, Taito opened a flagship arcade in Yokohama, Japan, complete with execs from parent company Square Enix and 30-year-old celebrity Maomi Yuuki. Oh, and Gaspard and Lisa.

Gaspard and Lisa prizes can be snagged in Taito crane games. Makes sense!

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The six story arcade boasts approximately 300 machines and is open year round from 9am to midnight. The basement has crane games and music games; the first floor has crane games; the second floor has arcade games, gun games and card games; the third floor has medal games; the fourth floor has medal games, pachinko games and pachi-slot games; the fifth floor has mahjong games; and the sixth floor has sticker picture machines.

タイトー、横浜西口五番街に「タイトーステーション」旗艦店をオープン。新プライズ「リサとガスパール」シリーズを発表〜ゲストに優木まおみさんが登場〜 [Game Watch]

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