How You Can Win Arcade Mania!Dec 11th, 2008 | By Shane Sakata | Category: Reading Room
Yesterday, I told you all about Arcade Mania!, a great new book about game centers and the history of arcade games in Japan. If you have ever played Space Invaders, tried to pick a stuffed toy out of a UFO Catcher or spent any amount of time in an video arcade anywhere in the world this is a book that you will want to read! It’s loaded with great information about game centers, their popularity and history as well as interviews with game designers and top players in Japan.
How well do you know the video game scene in Japan? Can you answer these Arcade Mania! trivia questions?
- What were game centers in Japan called in the late 1970′s?
- What is the name of the Japanese comic art that is featured in many of today’s arcade games?
- What are the scribbles that are made on sticker pictures from game centers in Japan called?
All you need to do is answer these three questions correctly and include the name of your favorite arcade game, retro or current, in the comments and you will be entered to win – it’s that simple!
Hint: You may want to read The Nihon Sun’s review of Arcade Mania! to learn more about this book and why you want a copy of it for your library.
The deadline for entries is December 16, 2008 and the winner will be chosen randomly with Random.org and contacted by email. If no response is received within 48 hours we will pick a new winner so double check your email address before you submit your entry. The winner will be announced by The Nihon Sun during the week of December 21st.
Good luck! or Gambate kudasai! as they say in Japan.