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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:

Sky Fighter 2:

Taito Basketball (Pickup and Machine Tour):

TV Basketball Midway:

Speed Race:

Sega Gun Fight Machine Tour:

Sega Gun Fight Gameplay:

Gun Fight:

TT Block:



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