Game Center Chronicles Part 5

Mikado in Ikebukuro

…and opening this new location was Ikeda’s way of defiantly shouting out that small arcades weren’t going to just die.

Game Center Chronicles Part 4

Gundam EX Revue

He also began holding many more fighting game tournaments, drawing players in with favorites such as Gundam EX Revue, Fatal Fury 2, and Samurai Shodown 2. And he streamed them all.

Game Center Chronicles Part 3

Densha de Go! 3

Ikeda remembers there being so many people packed into Hey to play CSV2 that they couldn’t all fit on the floor that it was on at the same time.

Game Center Chronicles Part 2


The location test that Ikeda remembers surprising him was The King of Fighters ’95. It brought in 50,000 yen all on its own, and he was floored by the amount of people who showed up to play it.