When people ask why I’m in Japan, I tell them that I’m here to eat.
This is not strictly true. I’m here to eat and play weird Japanese video games. The one I ran across today in Shinjuku is a classic. You get to play sushi chef. LED renditions of live, writhing fish appaer on the screen and you use a plastic knife to try and slice them up in the limited time available.
I saw octopus, fugu and hirame during the demo sequence, but I’m sure there are more.
Unfortunately my quick photocam shots cropped out the name of the game. It was all in kanji anyway, so I couldn’t tell you what it was called. What I can tell you, however, is that the title ended with the number “2”. So, this was the second in an ongoing HIT SERIES of food-related video games. Excellent.Posted by pmk at January 25, 2004 1:10 AM | TrackBack