ARcades in Taiwan?

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  • Naok1Naok1 Joined: Posts: 77
    I think I'm gonna be back in Taiwan for a week in December, but still not totally sure yet. In any case, does Adventure Club still exist in some form? Last I heard, it moved locations but I haven't heard anything since.
    U mean that ghetto ass place that used to be around that temple? So called AC?
    If it that one ur talking about yes it still exist but they moved to XiMenDing around there. Even more ghetto place has no AC during the summer.
  • NormalGuyNormalGuy The Life of A Ninja Joined: Posts: 215
    AC still exists, it's now located in Xi-Meng MRT station, exit number 2, when you get out you'll see a 7-11 store, the entrance is right next to that store. AC has
    regular 3rd Strike days on Thursdays and Guilty Gear on Fridays. You don't want to come that early for those games, people usually don't show up until 2pm and play until the store closes at 10pm.

    I didn't know that arcade near Gu-Ting station has 3S, that arcade is so ghetto that not even the local people knew of its existence. I'll check it out next time I go into one of those electronic stores near by, I live somewhat near that area.
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  • Jay WangJay Wang FrameDatas! Joined: Posts: 665
    Hello!

    Any of you SRK's still aroudn Taipei?

    I'm here for about another week and a bit in the city and am itching to get a SF fix.

    I play anything SF (cvs2, mvc2, st, 3s) and just want to get some games and play something that isn't king of fobs.

    Anyone here want to meet up at AC this coming week? Does that place still exist? :p

    Also, anyone know where I can score a ps2/3 or even xbox stick??? I've only been to taipei city mall to look and while there were hella videogame stores there, I didn't see anything.

    I did stumble across an abundance of wii and gc hori sticks tho. lol.
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  • Naok1Naok1 Joined: Posts: 77
    Hello!

    Any of you SRK's still aroudn Taipei?

    I'm here for about another week and a bit in the city and am itching to get a SF fix.

    I play anything SF (cvs2, mvc2, st, 3s) and just want to get some games and play something that isn't king of fobs.

    Anyone here want to meet up at AC this coming week? Does that place still exist? :p

    Also, anyone know where I can score a ps2/3 or even xbox stick??? I've only been to taipei city mall to look and while there were hella videogame stores there, I didn't see anything.

    I did stumble across an abundance of wii and gc hori sticks tho. lol.

    If u want to look for sticks u can go around Taipei main station(the train station) and go to thouse underground street malls. There is a new one right beside the MRT station but that's not the one that ur looking for. Go walk around ask around and go to the old underground street mall. There is alot of video game shops there and I think u'll have a good chance on finding a stick.
  • PieguyPieguy 3.1415926535897932 Joined: Posts: 1,650
    I'm going to Taiwan on the 29th of June and was wondering if there's still any people who play CvS2? Only thing I hear is 3s and while I play it a little, it's not my thing. Is that AC arcade still open next to that 7-11? I remember hearing that everybody in Taiwan just plays WII which is uh, not my thing again.

    Somebody PM me any info please if you know about the Taiwan fighting game scene. Thanks :).
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  • DrChenDrChen Joined: Posts: 65
    Hey Pieguy,

    The fighting game scene in Taipei is primarily 3rd Strike, GGXX Accent Core, a big KOF scene, some Tekken, Hokuto, Super Turbo.

    We just had our monthly ranking battle so I'm not sure where you could come meet up. Taking the MRT (railway system) AC is at Ximen station (Exit 2, next to 7-11 and Subway, walk in the alley on the left of 7-11)

    It's kinda ghetto, with some arcade sticks and 1 TV to play games on, but there's usually some good comp for 3S (on Thursdays, Fridays or Wednesdays it's the GGXX crew, something like that)

    I'm personally a Super Turbo player and from what I gather, most people just play emulators online. If you want to play some CvS2, we got some people who play, but I'm not sure how serious they are at it.

    Send me a PM and I'll give you some contact info, how long will you be in Taiwan?
    DrChen
  • wepeelwepeel Blanka is my only hope Joined: Posts: 1,180
    I know this is a long shot, but did Taiwan get SF4? I know there are locations in Taipei and Taoyuan that at least have a possibility of this...or is everybody still playing kof...=/

    Anyway I will most likely be there in about a month...hopefully I will get to meet up with the AC crew...any new news?
    do you believe I would take such a thing with me, and give it to a police man

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  • DrChenDrChen Joined: Posts: 65
    As of now SF4 is only in Kaohsiung, just let me or Normalguy know when you're in Taiwan
    DrChen
  • wepeelwepeel Blanka is my only hope Joined: Posts: 1,180
    As of now SF4 is only in Kaohsiung, just let me or Normalguy know when you're in Taiwan

    Cool man. I've finally set the dates...I will be in Taiwan from 11/13-11/23. I'll send you guys a PM once that gets sooner, I really appreciate it :woot:
    do you believe I would take such a thing with me, and give it to a police man

    -find the truth on page 318 of the Thinking Out Loud Thread V.2
  • gundamx86gundamx86 Joined: Posts: 11
    I just moved to Taiwan can anyone tell me if theres any decent arcades in Taipei? I live close to the Taipei 101
  • wepeelwepeel Blanka is my only hope Joined: Posts: 1,180
    I just moved to Taiwan can anyone tell me if theres any decent arcades in Taipei? I live close to the Taipei 101

    This thread is only 4 pages long; you should give it a read so that you're up to speed with what's here and what's gone.

    That said, it is 2008 and there haven't been many recent posts, so I suggest looking around. You have free time, right? Check out Ximen Ding, there's plenty of sights and shops to keep you entertained and who knows, you might even find some decent arcades (they had around 4 in the area from last time I was there)

    There's Marvel in Banciao...but that's pretty far away and there is no scene. What do you play? There's plenty of Bemani musics games and KOF if you're into that. Capcom...not so much, unfortunately...
    do you believe I would take such a thing with me, and give it to a police man

    -find the truth on page 318 of the Thinking Out Loud Thread V.2
  • DrChenDrChen Joined: Posts: 65
    I just moved to Taiwan can anyone tell me if theres any decent arcades in Taipei? I live close to the Taipei 101

    What games do you play? I assume you are familiar with the Subway System (Know as the MRT).

    Go to Ximen Station (the one on the blue line), and get out on Exit 4. There will be a Subway and a 7-11, and there is a small alley, you can go in there and on the first floor you will find a bunch of anime stuff and a TV setup as an arcade. That's pretty much the closest thing there is for Capcom games.

    If you're down with KOF games Ximen has some machines, but you'll have to have someone take you. There's also machines at Guting Station (Green and Yellow Line).

    Feel free to PM me for phone numbers or whatever, I'm always down to meet with SRK peeps.
    DrChen
  • gundamx86gundamx86 Joined: Posts: 11
    Thanks for the quick replies, I usually play kof and sf. I played alot of sf4 b4 I moved here but i found out that the only sf4 machine was on the other side of the country. I also play some bemani games, but my skill in most of the games I play would be slightly above average
  • wepeelwepeel Blanka is my only hope Joined: Posts: 1,180
    Alright, so I'm definitely coming, and I am also bringing along a friend. He's pretty good (cheap) at CvS2 and prefers Japanese sticks, which is perfect for Taiwan. I hope that Combie and the guy that uses A-are (the one who went to SBO back in the day) can come out for a few days. :smile:

    He doesn't know jack about Taiwan but he can speak Mandarin and I'll be his tour guide of sorts. Trust me, this guy is cool and a ton of fun and might even provide some decent 3s competition. So yeah, once I get my phone number established upon my arrival it's on! :woot:
    do you believe I would take such a thing with me, and give it to a police man

    -find the truth on page 318 of the Thinking Out Loud Thread V.2
  • wepeelwepeel Blanka is my only hope Joined: Posts: 1,180
    Alright cool so I've found the new AC. It's actually right around where I stayed for a month in 2005 (Loveboat stuff). When I went, I saw the boss and some GG players. I'll be back in Taipei on Monday; gonna send out those PMs now...
    do you believe I would take such a thing with me, and give it to a police man

    -find the truth on page 318 of the Thinking Out Loud Thread V.2
  • vasAZNion13vasAZNion13 Thank you Gene. Joined: Posts: 2,368
    GGs. i had fun yesterday at AC. i forgot the name of the guy we were playing with. even though he told me like 5 times. my chinese is just that bad.

    and yes, i have never experienced such scary driving in my life until i came to taiwan.
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  • PiratebenPirateben No good to you dead Joined: Posts: 13
    Resurrecting this thread as I'm moving to Taiwan (Taipei) in a couple of months. I had a quick look in one Arcade in Ximending the last time I visited in February and noticed that there were no Street Fighter 4 cabs :(, only KOF and Tekken. Hoping that another arcade will have SF4.

    Anyway I'll be bringing my PS3 and sticks so I'll be up for meeting up with any local SRKers for some SSF4! :)

    Feel free to PM me.
  • PiratebenPirateben No good to you dead Joined: Posts: 13
    Double post.
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    I was googling and found this thread. I'm a big fan of The King of Fighters, so I don't have a problem with Tom's World in Ximen (I've been going there on Tuesdays - my day off). I never thought to check SRK for arcade locations in Taiwan, but I'm glad I know that there are other people interested in arcades here. I know of a small arcade with The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match and Tekken 6 near Sogo (no capcom stuff sorry). I also know of a ghetto arcade in the night market in Banciao which was mostly KOF. I didn't see any capcom stuff there either. The best arcade is Tom's World in Ximen. They do have Street Fighter IV, but that's it as far as cacpom fighters are concerned. Please PM me if you know of any other arcades in Banciao or the Taipei City area (I live in Banciao).

    Like I said, I'm usually at Tom's World during the day on Tuesdays playing The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match or The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match, but I'm also up for playing Street Fighter IV.
  • Zero000Zero000 zerozerpzerb Joined: Posts: 959
    Resurrecting this thread as I'm moving to Taiwan (Taipei) in a couple of months. I had a quick look in one Arcade in Ximending the last time I visited in February and noticed that there were no Street Fighter 4 cabs :(, only KOF and Tekken. Hoping that another arcade will have SF4.

    Anyway I'll be bringing my PS3 and sticks so I'll be up for meeting up with any local SRKers for some SSF4! :)

    Feel free to PM me.

    They recently got a boot leg version late February from china. Dunno how they did it, but they cracked the PC version somehow with console characters/costumes and allowed it to take tokens. But I think they also put Seimitsus in there with gates that feel kinda round, but not really.

    They currently have KOF(2K2UM,98UM,2K2,98,XI, and maybe some other ones), 4 cabs of tekken 6, Blazblue CS, Arcana Heart 3, Gundam vs Gundam, and some shootemups and beat em ups i think

    Oh yeah. Rhythm games, if that's your thing. Jubeat, DJ Max Technika, Taiko no Tatsujin, Guitar Freaks/Drum something (same company), RF5? and some other dancing dressemup game that i've seen around. I think they also got DDR and stuff
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    I was wondering how that version had the console exclusive characters (Street Fighter IV). I just thought they must have put the pc version in the cab and set it up to take tokens. Your explanation makes sense.
  • PiratebenPirateben No good to you dead Joined: Posts: 13
    They recently got a boot leg version late February from china. Dunno how they did it, but they cracked the PC version somehow with console characters/costumes and allowed it to take tokens. But I think they also put Seimitsus in there with gates that feel kinda round, but not really.
    Interesting - thanks for the info. I was there early/mid-Feb for Chinese New Year and didn't see it, so it must have arrived just after I left. I'll be back in May so look forward to checking it out then.

    Fingers crossed they get some official SSF4 cabs at some point too! Wishful thinking maybe...
  • bonklerbonkler Is already dead Joined: Posts: 137
    Anybody happen to play Melty in Taipei? I'm here for a few weeks. I've been trying to find a MBAA machine but no luck so far.

    I did go check out Tom's World in Ximen, some Gen player had like 30 wins or so on the SF4 machine. Played some BB:CS even though it sucks (since Rachel sucks in that game).
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  • Zero000Zero000 zerozerpzerb Joined: Posts: 959
    I don't think there's a big MBAA scene around here, it's just the US and japan at this point. But I'm not 100% sure.


    Also fuck rachel
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  • wepeelwepeel Blanka is my only hope Joined: Posts: 1,180
    Anybody happen to play Melty in Taipei? I'm here for a few weeks. I've been trying to find a MBAA machine but no luck so far.

    I did go check out Tom's World in Ximen, some Gen player had like 30 wins or so on the SF4 machine. Played some BB:CS even though it sucks (since Rachel sucks in that game).

    I wonder, what monitors are they using at Tom's World? If there is considerable input lag, then there's no way anyone is gonna anti-air Gen's jumps...
    Considering that this cab is bootleg, I'm guessing some random HDTVs are being used, with lots of lag...I hope I am wrong but I'm pretty sure this is the case...
    do you believe I would take such a thing with me, and give it to a police man

    -find the truth on page 318 of the Thinking Out Loud Thread V.2
  • mirrormirror Joined: Posts: 90
    I've been itching to play marvel again recently. Anyone still playing in Taipei?
    It would be cool to play online via PS3 also, I'm assuming the lag won't be bad if the connection is regional.
  • Zero000Zero000 zerozerpzerb Joined: Posts: 959
    I wonder, what monitors are they using at Tom's World? If there is considerable input lag, then there's no way anyone is gonna anti-air Gen's jumps...
    Considering that this cab is bootleg, I'm guessing some random HDTVs are being used, with lots of lag...I hope I am wrong but I'm pretty sure this is the case...

    There's lag, and tons of it. I got shit on by a Gen until i got used to his patterns. There's no input lag, but there is lag on the monitors. I think I mentioned it, but they're using Bravo 32 cabs and they are laggy laggy laggy.
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  • PressPress Joined: Posts: 3
    Hey guys, I recently moved to Taiwan and will be staying here till the end of August. Is that AC place still goin? I'd like to play some GGAC or MB if there's anyone here that plays.
    I'm currently living beside the Taipei Fullerton Hotel.
  • Zero000Zero000 zerozerpzerb Joined: Posts: 959
    I've yet to see a GG cab anywhere, but i think there is a scene for it. somewhere. I know that people south of taipei play it.

    Same thing with melty blood, if you can read chinese, you should check out the taiwan forums (i can't read :( ) http://www.gamer.com.tw/


    but yeah, i dont think anybody plays melty blood here. maybe a few, but i have no idea how to find them
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  • PepinoPepino Joined: Posts: 75
    I have been in Taipei for already 3 years and all I have found have been basketball and crane arcades. Sucks to have a decent job (sometimes).

    Anyway, is true the competitive arcade scene is pretty narrow in this country but people seems to round up playing real games or studying. Also most of the kids own a console or cool guys play Warcraft 3 custom campaigns on Cybercafes (/palmface), that's why most people disregard arcade fun. Kinda better like that, the economy of this country is like a tightrope walker so people focus on working hard.

    Even though, I would like to play some SSFIV before leaving Taiwan but I'm kinda noob handling addresses, so if anyone knows some places, have the time to and know where to play call me up before this 20-6-2010 which is when i'm leaving to my country (lol) and I'll be glad to buy you some credits :rofl: and with luck ice cream if you can beat my Guile.

    This is my phone, zero nine three two-941-217 ask for Pepino.

    If I gather enough information maybe can get myself to the task of making a little index with googlemaps and pics. But got to be quick. Hit me up!


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  • Zero000Zero000 zerozerpzerb Joined: Posts: 959
    Oh yeah, forgot to mention. There are session for SSF4 every Saturday at Aztec (????????17?9F)(Taipei, Renai road section 1 number 17, 9th floor) in the Y17??????9F. I think there's a 2v2 tourney this weekend http://twfighter.com/viewthread.php?tid=2306&extra=page%3D1
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    good shit taiwan

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  • Zero000Zero000 zerozerpzerb Joined: Posts: 959
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  • PressPress Joined: Posts: 3
    So, I've been hangin around the arcades in Taipei and the Tom's World in Shimen now has KOF 13 and Melty Blood Actress Again: Current Code.
  • Zero000Zero000 zerozerpzerb Joined: Posts: 959
    Well I left, but they got the new jubeat (they're everywhere so who cares) and some "REFLECBEAT" game that is also made by Bemani. The MBAACC machine had Happ buttons but they changed them out before I left Taiwan. It seems like there is some sort of scene for MB in taiwan, but that game isn't going to make money :I
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  • KILLER BEEEEEESKILLER BEEEEEES Joined: Posts: 36
    tom's world has SSF4AE. only ONE machine though, while when i was visiting kaosiung they had FOUR machines in one arcade, with no one playing. soooooooooo lame

    though ive been having fun learning KOFXIII and arcana heart 3. gettin my ass handed to me erry day
  • wepeelwepeel Blanka is my only hope Joined: Posts: 1,180
    tom's world has SSF4AE. only ONE machine though, while when i was visiting kaosiung they had FOUR machines in one arcade, with no one playing. soooooooooo lame

    though ive been having fun learning KOFXIII and arcana heart 3. gettin my ass handed to me erry day

    Were the Kaosiung machines legit, unlike the SF4 "cabs" they got a couple of years ago? (I'm talking actual vewlix cabs)

    It's weird that Kaosiung once again beats the rest of the island in acquiring the newest SF. What is it about that place? Does Kaosiung have a big arcade scene...? Is it just the result of the place being a major trading area, meaning that they get random stuff all the time? It would be interesting if someone could shed some light on some of this...
    do you believe I would take such a thing with me, and give it to a police man

    -find the truth on page 318 of the Thinking Out Loud Thread V.2
  • Zero000Zero000 zerozerpzerb Joined: Posts: 959
    Just left Taiwan yesterday. Taipei only has 1 laggy head to head cabs with ssf4 AE and it's 30nt with max of 5 wins (ridiculous price)

    Kaohsiung from what i heard has 2 head to head cabs? And it's 20 NT. But same laggy ass shit "Bravo 32"

    Both are 3/5 i think.
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    -umthrfkr
  • KILLER BEEEEEESKILLER BEEEEEES Joined: Posts: 36
    i dunno anything about the kaosiung scene. they had 4 cabs, and any of the cabs could link to any other one. i dont actually know anything about arcade machines, but i think they were the same as the one at tom's world (taipei). definitely felt laggy, id end up double tapping a lot just to make sure moves came out

    20 nt in kaosiung, 30 nt in taipei. the 5 win max is retarded too, but i guess they implement that because they only have one machine? pretty annoying to run train on people and have to sit out and wait in line to play again.

    really don't know why kaosiung had 4 machines while taipei only has 1. i played about 7-8 matches in kaosiung on a thursday night, then no one else sat down for like 20 minutes so i just left. taipei one gets crowded starting at like ~6 pm on weekdays, gets crowded earlier on the weekends.

    also it seems no one in taiwan knows how to block crossups rofl but everyone's execution was pretty sick. saw a boxer tear it up with new s.mp combos and a guy doing all sorts of crazy stuff. then i would see them lose to stupid stuff like random blankas and t.hawk condor dive spam and cry inside
  • KILLER BEEEEEESKILLER BEEEEEES Joined: Posts: 36
    also im gonna be hanging around tom's world for the rest of the week before i head back home. if you see an asian with an afro playing dictator, boxer or claw, that's me say hi !
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