Invading Taito Part 2

November 15, 2018

TCW Podcast Episode 078 - Invading Taito Part 2

 

We go into part two of Taito.  We start off looking at Apace Invaders which is arguably the highest point of success and fame for the company.  The company continued on with many notable hits in the following years.  They continued to survive despite not having a succession plan with the death of Michael Kogan.  The company was hurt by their delay in transitioning to 3d, and a lack of direction in regards to the home market.  Taito still lives today as a wholly owned subsidiary of Square-Enix.

 

Space Invaders arcade cabinet tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waY3svOHGGI

Seinfeld Arcade Frogger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj3kXXIw02s

Blue Shark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEzhHccmK0w

Space Invaders Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7waFiZV0vf4

Galaxian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2NFboPZVdc

Qix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNJSk6XilCk

Jungle King: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFKzPGRj9_g

Jungle Hunt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJbt_CUXrA4&t=779s

Bubble Bobble: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuXOSBb4hQw

Arkanoid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTLyYclUL4E

Breakout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hW7Sg5pXAok&t=

Taito Double Dragon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy0LRZvyyW8

Lufia and the Fortress of Doom Intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK4cMp34RcI

Modern day Densha De Go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuEeUlJe9JE

Densha De Go PlayStation + Controller: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuxf5QhdWIo

 

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Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love 

Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Invading Taito Part 1

November 1, 2018

TCW Podcast Episode 077 - Invading Taito Part 1

We look back at the history of the company Taito.  Started by a Russian who through unique circumstances in World War II managed to grow up, and become educated in Japanese society.  The name Taito means "Far East", and the company went through three iterations before it became the icon we know it today.  We wrap up part one just before the release of the iconic Space Invaders in 1978.

Pachi-Slot in Japan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5LIgutUeig

Sky Fighter 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxpCrYBWdtk

Taito Basketball (Pickup and Machine Tour): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCo-9hYLBjQ

TV Basketball Midway: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMV_meVa7m8

Speed Race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJC59DxL4K0

Sega Gun Fight Machine Tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8GorudW3Dk

Sega Gun Fight Gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97lkaMb_I-0

Gun Fight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhMAAJ2SgoU&t=44s

TT Block: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTpha-l6ve4

 

 

New episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month!

 

TCW Email: feedback@theycreateworlds.com 

Twitter: @tcwpodcast

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theycreateworlds

Alex's Video Game History Blog: http://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com

Alex's forthcoming book will be released through CRC Press!

 

Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love 

Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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