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 Space 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 

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