Surely, This Has To Be The Biggest Arcade Cabinet In The World

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Towering over the Taito booth at this year’s Tokyo Game Show is an enormous Space Invaders cabinet. Just look. It’s huge!

The cabinet isn’t open for demos. I asked a representative at the booth if it’s possible to play the cabinet, and he told me that while it’s not open for demos because its height and size could be unsafe, the cabinet is operational.

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Taito took a regular-sized arcade cabinet and made it bigger. It looks to be around 20 feet high. The wooden housing is handmade, so pulling this off was done at great expense, said the representative.

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I totally want to play this.

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Brian Ashcraft

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.