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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:

Seinfeld Arcade Frogger:

Blue Shark:

Space Invaders Part 2:



Jungle King:

Jungle Hunt:

Bubble Bobble:



Taito Double Dragon:

Lufia and the Fortress of Doom Intro:

Modern day Densha De Go:

Densha De Go PlayStation + Controller:


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