Japan Amusement Expo 2019 (Cantonese & English)
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有冇聽過「JAEPO」 (Japan Amusement Expo)這個以街機遊戲為主題的展覽？早前有幸從客戶手中取得入場門票參加，今次想為大家介紹一下「JAEPO」2019展覽。
Hello everyone. Have you heard of "JAEPO" (Japan Amusement Expo)? it's an arcade-themed exhibition and I was fortunate enough to get the business ticket from my customers, so I would like to introduce you to the "JAEPO" 2019 exhibition.
This year's "JAEPO" will be held from January 25th (For Business Only) to 26th and 27th (For Public). It was held at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture, same as the Tokyo Game Show. This time I got a business ticket, so it may be different from the public. In addition, the nearby venue also holding an Esports event called "Tokaigi". You can participate in both events at the same time.
On my way to the venue, there were advertisements and guides about the event.
Using the ticket to exchange a pass at "JAEPO" counter, then you can enter the exhibition hall afterwards. ("Manufacturer/Components/Others" was the pass I exchanged.)
セガ・インタラクティブ (SEGA Interactive)
最初去咗「SEGA Interactive」的展覽攤位，嗰度主要有「StarHorse4」、「WCCF FOOTISTA 2019」、「けものフレンズ３ プラネットツアーズ」、「maimai でらっくす」等的街機遊戲同其他夾公仔類型的遊戲機比各位試玩。
Firstly I went to the exhibition booth of "SEGA Interactive". There are arcade games such as "StarHorse4", "WCCF FOOTISTA 2019", "Kemono Friends 3 Planet Tours", "maimai でらっくす" and other claw machines for everyone to play.
"SEGA Interactive" booth
"StarHorse" series has 20 years of history, now its finally releasing a new title "StarHorse4". Compared to the previous game in the series, various elements are added to the game and greatly enhanced the gameplay. For example, the seat will use electric reclining and electric pedaling, players can adjust the sitting position that suits him, players won't feel tired even playing for a long time. In "Secretary Support" players also get one more secretary than the mobile version, so there will be total of six secretaries are available to support the player's horse racing. (In addition, National Real-Time Battles, StarHorse Cards, StarHorse TV and other elements will be added.)
Advertising boards describing all the new features in front of the "StarHorse" booth.
There are real machines on display at the venue, and the staff are explaining the gameplay for the players.
The producers are explaining the various elements of the game at the venue.
在「WCCF FOOTISTA 2019」遊戲中玩家以教練身份指揮球隊，收集各選手的卡牌去自由組合自己的所屬球隊。在賽事中可以一邊利用戰術指示、一邊控制卡牌的移動進行比賽。與前作不同之處;在今作中可以即時進行卡牌印刷、機身追加了各功能的按鈕。
In the "WCCF FOOTISTA 2019" game, players will direct the team as a coach, collecting soccer player cards and organizing your own team. You can use the tactical instructions and move the soccer player cards on the field while playing. Different from the previous title, the soccer player cards are print instantly, and more function buttons are added on the machines.
係「WCCF FOOTISTA 2019」攤位設有4部機供各位試玩。
There are 4 machines at the "WCCF FOOTISTA 2019" booth for you to try.
同「WCCF FOOTISTA 2019」一樣，卡牌都是採用即時印刷的方法 (Print on demand)，玩家可以自由組合卡牌的角色進行戰鬥。而遊戲是以回合制進行，在發動攻擊或防守前是需要配合時間按下按鈕戰鬥。我諗收集可愛的角色同育成角色的元素，是依隻遊戲的賣點吧？
Have you heard of "Kemono Friends"? It's an anime that was a great hit in Hong Kong, even I haven't watched I still know a little bit about it. I didn't have the chance to try it however, I can feel that the game itself is quite simple and suitable for any ages by just watching others play.
Like "WCCF FOOTISTA 2019", this game using "Print on Demand" technology printing game cards instantly. It is a turn-based game that players can mix and match those game cards to battle, players also have to press buttons on specific timing to preform attack or defense. Collecting those super cute characters and leveling them up should be the selling points, right?
You can make an business appointment at the reception.
I stood there watching others trying the game demo.
The music's latest work "maimaiでらっくす" was exhibited at the venue, and it evolved further than the previous function.The arcade have a front lens and earphone jack. The touch mode in the gameplay has a corresponding change, the settings and difficulty can be adjusted according to the player's ability.
Everyone are lining up at the "maimai" booth just to wait for playing the demo.
On the other booths, there are a lot of coin pushers and claw machines for everyone to play.
Let's take a break... I am not a professional blogger or reporter. It’s a bit hard to introduce all the games in the JAEPO. From now on I will focus on those interesting games, hope you all would understand.
Let's go and introduce you TAITO's booth. As I remember their booth was small in "Tokyo Game Show 2018" last year, this time they were huge and lively in "JAEPO".
去到TAITO的攤位，發現一隻「SPACE INVADERS GIGAMAX」標題的遊戲，依隻咪是好耐年前的「SPACE INVADERS」街機遊戲？雖然依隻遊戲都有數十年歷史，但今次已進化到可以係嗰大型螢幕到同多位玩家同時進行遊戲體驗。消滅所有入侵者「INVADERS」後，在最後階段會出現巨型BOSS，當撃到BOSS後，就會顯示各玩家的排行同結束遊戲。
In TAITO's booth I first spotted a game called "SPACE INVADERS GIGAMAX". Isn't it the good old "SPACE INVADERS"? It has evolved to be able to play with multiple players in a large screen after decades of years. A final boss will appear after eliminate all the "INVADERS", players will be scored and ranked after defeating the boss.
You can play with multiple players on the large monitor.
When the game is over, each player's ranking and result will be displayed.
此外;會場還設有「電車でＧＯ！！」、「VR進撃の巨人 THE HUMAN RACE」、「おまつりクエスト ヒッパレQ」攤位供各位試玩。
In addition, the venue also has "Densha de Go !!", "VR ATTACK ON TITAN" THE HUMAN RACE", "おまつりクエスト ヒッパレQ" game demos.
After decades of years, one of the most famous "ATARI" game, "PONG", is going to launch again. The gameplay is still old "PONG", by adding magnetic and motor technology the new "PONG" looks interesting and refreshing. The game let you play versus player or AI, and there are 3 levels of difficulty in versus AI mode. I tried the Normal difficulty hope that I could get a good result, I kept beaten by the AI still. (There was a slightly delay of the racket, so it is a bit difficult to predict the direction of the ball's movement.)
Although the game is old as ancient relic, with the combine of new hardware technology, the idea is still very innovative and attractive.
Participants are playing a two-player match.
「SPACE INVADERS PINBALL JAM」、「SUPER CHEXX PRO」等遊戲都有展出。
Games such as "SPACE INVADERS PINBALL JAM" and "SUPER CHEXX PRO" are on display.
「SPACE INVADERS PINBALL JAM」影片
「SPACE INVADERS PINBALL JAM」Video
BandaiNamce的攤位有各式各樣的遊戲展出、例如;「ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 ラストサバイバー」、「ソードアート・オンライン アーケード ディープ・エクスプローラー」、「拳7 FATED RETRIBUTION ROUND 2」、「冒険川下りVR ラピッドリバー」、「VS PARK ニゲキル」等遊戲。當日有兩隻遊戲好似特別受歡迎，所以黎緊會簡單介紹依兩隻遊戲。
BandaiNamce's booths are available in a variety of games, such as "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Last Survival", "Sword Art Online Arcade Deep Explorer", "Tekken7 Fated Retribution Round 2", "VR Adventure Rapid River", "VS PARK ニゲキル" and other games. I will introduce two most popular games among all BandaiNamce's title in "JAEPO".
Although there are a lot of arcade games in the booth, I was attracted by the VR game that a group of 4 players experiencing river rafting. Players have to hold the raft controller and work together avoiding obstacles (rocks, trees) until they reach the end of the ruins. The machines will swing in response to the terrain and the player's action. It feels very realistic by just watching it.
I got excited by just looking at the large advertisement, excellent design!
The player's game progress will be displayed on the top screen.
「VR Adventure Rapid River」Video
唔知大家有冇試過同猛獣鬥快跑的經驗呢？相信大部分人都唔會有咁的經驗吧。「VS PARK ニゲキル」是一款唔可以比猛獸捉到的超短距離逃跑遊戲。最初玩家會隨機抽出動物作對戰，同時需要留意螢幕中猛獣，要係佢捕捉到你之前逃到目標地點。雖然遊戲的玩法很簡單，但要逃離高速猛獣的追捕並非一件易事。
Have you ever had experience on competing a race with wild animals? I guess not. "VS PARK ニゲキル" is an ultra-short distance running game. At first, you will randomly pick an animal for the battle, then you have to pay attention to the screen, if the animal started to hunt you down, you gotta run for your life. If you manage to run and escape to the target location before the animal got you, you win! The gameplay is simple, but to survive as the prey is not easy.
The title of the game is very interesting.
Before the match up, you must randomly select the beast as an opponent.
This player is really bad luck. Hey, the strongest opponent "Cheetah" has been chose.
「BandaiNamco」的攤位設置咗「ソードアート・オンライン アーケード ディープ・エクスプローラー」、『ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 ラストサバイバー』、『鉄拳7 FATED RETRIBUTION ROUND 2』、『湾岸ミッドナイトマキシマムチューン6』等遊戲供各位試玩。
The "BandaiNamco" booth has different games for your try such as "Sword Art Online Arcade Deep Explorer", "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Last Survival", "Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 6", "Tekken Fated Retribution Round 2", etc.
「BandaiNamco Tech」的攤位主要展出「HALO FIRETEAM RAVEN 4 PLAYER」、「水でっぽう大冒険」、「リングトス」、「SUPER KIXX PRO」等的代理遊戲。
The "BandaiNamco Tech" booth mainly features "HALO FIRETEAM RAVEN 4 PLAYER", "Water Margin", "リングトス", "SUPER KIXX PRO" and other distributed games.
HALO FIRETEAM RAVEN 4 PLAYER
「HALO FIRETEAM RAVEN 4 PLAYER」最多可以4人遊戲。 "HALO FIRETEAM RAVEN 4 PLAYER" can be played by up to 4 people.
「HALO FIRETEAM RAVEN 4 PLAYER」影片
"HALO FIRETEAM RAVEN 4 PLAYER"Video
Kill enemies with a water gun, looks fun.
"Water Margin" Video
係KONAMI的攤位有「DanceDanceRevolution 20th anniversary model」、「アニマロッタ アニマと雲の大樹」、「エルドラクラウン 紅蓮の覇者」等的作品展出供各位試玩。
At the KONAMI's booth, there are games such as "DanceDanceRevolution 20th anniversary model", "Anima Lotta: アニマと雲の大樹", and "Eldora Crown 紅蓮の覇者" for you to try.