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!

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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.

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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Illustration for article titled Surely, This Has To Be The Biggest Arcade Cabinet In The World
Illustration for article titled Surely, This Has To Be The Biggest Arcade Cabinet In The World
Illustration for article titled Surely, This Has To Be The Biggest Arcade Cabinet In The World
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I totally want to play this.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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They had a similar one at EVO for the new Capcom Marvel Super Heroes arcade1up but had a platform to reach the controls. I thought I took a closer shot on my break but I can’t find it, but you can see it in the far back in the middle of the photo