I had to wait about an hour today before the movie started in the cinema so I paid a visit to Taito Land. Was I shocked to see some really naff shite from the US there. Please tell me that this isn't the type of stuff your arcades are full of. They had some 90's looking Area 51 type shooting game with digitized actors. man, that went out of style 10 years ago !! It was new-ish however and the cabinet was like a nig hulking slab of meat. No style at all. Sadly I couldn't grab a picture of this crap. But next to Initial D Arcade Stage 3 was even more crap in yet another big hulking dark no style cabinet. It was Fast & Furious based on the movie. Looking at this right next to Initial D made it look even worse ! Looks like the company that made this and the shitty gun game RAW FUN or something like that haven't realized that racing games need to be something a bit more impressive than San Francisco Rush :p
I'm sorry to go on about these two but they are so out of place in a Japanese game center and not to mention looks like shit.
Showing up Fast and Furious was the beautiful Battle Gear 4 by Taito featuring some nice surround sound.
There wasn't anything else really of interest apart from Ziods by Tomy/Taito but I couldn't get a shot of that thanks to it being right next to the counter. I did get a few shots of this new Sega medal game though called Dragon Treasure II.