Dawn & Chloe by ddangbi
Yeah. I remembered arcades were more competitive when there's fighting games like Soul Calibur 2. Marvel vs Capcom 2 & Capcom vs SNK 2, but with the network connections being more advanced, people are playing them online on video game consoles and PC unfortunately.Soul Calibur 2 3, Initial D v 2-3 was my weakness back in the day. I continued to IDV4 and Maximum tune 3 or 4 and made the jump to MT5 as no new initial D games were brought after v4 didnt do so well. I did take a 2-4 yr break from the arcades but they roped me back in... i only wanted to drop by to remember some memories but found myself in the thick of it again...now i also play Arkanoid 2 the Revenge of Doh. Its an infuriating game, i want to smash the screen but I still want to play it and it's so much fun. I tried the guitar hero and was ok but only liked 2-3 songs. I can't for the life of me do the DDR games or rhythm games...
There is only 1 real arcade left now but a movie theater still has a double cab initial d v3. I think there is a barcaden but I'm not into the bar scene. May God pray on my wallet if by some chance one retro game they get is the Crazy Taxi car game...
Initial D and Maximum Tune were still competitive but after losing arcades in densely populated areas like downtown, other arcades becomes more family focused because no competitive players would like to go to less populated areas or the suburbs.
The arcade dance game in question is Pump It Up in which before the pandemic there's only 2 locations in the Montreal area and were the most recent version. There's alot of places with Dance Dance Revolution machines but those are very old like in 2005 and the step panels are busted up.
I still think the arcade dancing games had a better sex ratio for the players. You don't really see girls playing arcade racing or fighting games competitively.