Flying Witch Arcade Game Prototype with Broom

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Laughing at machine-translated Japanese is a guilty pleasure—I’m sure the original Japanese is perfectly well-written—assuaged only by my hope that somewhere in Japan is a person laughing at a picture of an American with a tattoo of the characters for “tuna hero.”

Gizmodo Japan‘s description of a flying witch arcade game, complete with rideable broom:

In the witch the sky of the necessity the broom type controller which it flies.
The taiwan game manufacturer “MEGA NET&TECH” developed, it was arcade edition of “[parase] D [runpe]“. Still, development midway, it is with sample only.
If the sponsor is attached, also the day when it is seen with the Gaea plug of neighborhood is close whether?!
As for play animated picture in tomorrow rise stripe shank.
 
(Normal mountain hardness)

[TGS2007] Broom type controller of magic (Machine Translated) [Gizmodo.jp]

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28 Responses to Flying Witch Arcade Game Prototype with Broom

  1. Anonymous says:

    Typing of the dead is still copyrighted. It is not abandonware. Remove the link to warez site.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Kotaku.com now has video of a test run of the broomstick controller and it’s one word review is:crap. Nope it doesn’t vibrate but apparently hurts your butt.

    http://kotaku.com/gaming/tgs07/broomstick-controller-gets-tested-302723.php?autoplay=true

  3. Anonymous says:

    Next: a Quidditch video game.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Anyone for Quidditch?

  5. Anonymous says:

    …this reminds me of an arcade in he main city near where I lived, that had a game called “the typing of the dead”. the instructions read:
    “TYPE OR DIE!”

    ah, japan.

    • Joel Johnson says:

      Typing of the Dead came out in the States! I think they even made a PC version! It’s an awesome game, too; totally recommended and miles better than Tuna Hero.

  6. strider_mt2k says:

    If you’ve never played “Tuna Hero” then you shouldn’t be dissing it.

  7. Anonymous says:

    If it gets released in America, it may be the first game in American arcade history to have PANTIES MUST BE WORN WHILE PLAYING THIS GAME signs on it.

  8. bricology says:

    This game is going to cultivate a whole new level of hentai — men who are fixated with the broomstick after it’s been used by cute girls. Obsessed collector websites will ensue.

  9. McKenzie says:

    Typing of the Dead was a hack to allow playing it on systems that did not have a light gun.

  10. Anonymous says:

    typing of the dead can be snagged for free via HOTU.
    Here is a link
    And all the broomstick innuendo is hilarious.

  11. ducksauce says:

    Ha ha ha, very funny, but here’s the real translation (or as close as my poor Japanese skills can get):

    Who is this witch that we see riding a broom? Sally? Or maybe Kiki’s Delivery Service?

    This broom shaped controller is a necessity for any witch. Made by Taiwan’s Game Mega (Mega Net & Tech), it was made for “Parase Drunpe” arcade. Since this is still in development what we see here is just a prototype. If they can get a sponsor, maybe soon you’ll be seeing it in an arcade near you?! Tomorrow we will post a video.

    (author’s name)

    Translating names is harder than text, but my best guess is Tokoyama Takeshi. Whatever his name is, I think it’s awesome that its direct English translation is “Normal Mountain Hardness”.

  12. TheCynic says:

    I don’t know if I’d play it, but I’d watch *her* play it.

  13. Anonymous says:

    “I’m sure the original Japanese is perfectly well-written”

    Wow do ya think, or maybe they all sound like dumbasses over there.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Here’s the video mentioned in ducksauce’s transtaltion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGxCzP4_2Is

  15. donkeymon says:

    For those perverts who are interested, the girl riding the broom in this picture is named Nakagawa Shoko, and she’s totally hot. She can’t type too well though.

  16. Anonymous says:

    http://kotaku.com/gaming/controller/most-awesomest-controller-ever-301749.php has more on the game including phots from the pamphlet for the game.

    http://kotaku.com/gaming/shoko-nakagawa/ has more about her. Btw she was featured in Boing Boing a long time ago as the blogger who appeared to be eating the heads of cats. She did a lot of commericals and as the kotaku link shows a lot more that boing boing didn’t cover.

  17. donkeymon says:

    Actually, you guys might be interested in her, because she is a giant nerd like yourselves. She is extremely popular with otaku because she is an otaku herself, and really into cosplay and video games. And she’s been blogging for something like 4 years.

    By the way, I would guess the the reading of the author’s name is Tsuneyama Takeshi. I knew a guy whose name was read that way. Although who knows really? Japanese names are a total pain in the ass.

  18. A New Challenger says:

    I have the Dreamcast version of Typing of the Dead and third it, if you can find it. The PC version is harder to find, and I kick myself for passing up the opportunity to get it for a buck at Software Etc. years ago.

  19. dculberson says:

    I wonder if the broomstick vibrates like the Harry Potter magical one? It could be a good way to get women more interested in arcade games…

  20. Tim Howland says:

    This broomstick, it vibrates?

  21. victorvodka says:

    A controller like that seems to be appropriate for the young woman just starting to discover the many great experiences that can be had when things are allowed to intrude betwixt the legs.

    Hopefully some day soon horny young men will be able to control video games with a huge suction cup attached to their James Joseph Johnsons.

  22. victorvodka says:

    A controller like that seems to be appropriate for the young woman just starting to discover the many great experiences that can be had when things are allowed to intrude betwixt the legs.

    Hopefully some day soon horny young men will be able to control video games with a huge suction cup attached to their James Joseph Johnsons.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Say what you want about her but you got to admit the chick can look pretty hot.
    In this clip she gets on all fours and spins in circles wearing just her underwear.

  24. pork musket says:

    Typing of the Dead is awesome, I have the PC version and second the recommendation

  25. Anonymous says:

    Hope it has force-feedback =P

  26. Sam says:

    Hope there’s a box of wetnaps next to the machine…

  27. Anonymous says:

    Unclean! Unclean!

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