Pachinko For 3DS

Games Japan

Publisher Irem looks set to be completely forgotten in the west with news that they’ve pulled all their games offline from the PSN, which were essentially a whole heap of PSP games, and even turned off their lounge room from Playstation Home as well. Below you’ll see a list of the games they’ve pulled, tragic 🙁

  • R-Type Tactics (PSP)
  • Mousukesu based on Carton-kun (PSP)
  • Bumpy Trott Beagle Battle Tournament (PSP)
  • Ikuze! Gensan Yuyake Daikou Monogatari (PSP)
  • R-Type Tactics II Operation Bitter Chocolate (PSP)
  • Sengoku Esatsu Yugi Hototogisu Ran (PSP)
  • Sengoku Esatsu Yugi Hototogisu Dairan (PSP)
  • Narisokonai Eiyuutan: Story of the Sun and Moon (PSP)
  • R-Types (Game Archives)
  • R-Type Delta (Game Archives)
  • Gussun Paradise (Game Archives)
  • Irem Arcade Classics (Game Archives)

But from the rubble there is a glimmer of hope! Irem have also announced their first foray into the 3D arena with a title for the Nintendo 3DS. The game looks set to be called Pachipara 3D, which is a Pachinko inspired style of gameplay. Pachinko is an extremely popular game in Japan where they even have massive Pachinko arcades filled with hundreds of Pachinko machines. The machines themselves have exclusive licenses with animes, mangas, video games and movies to try and draw the people in to play them. Clip below of a Pachinko in action, I’ve been inside one of these arcades in Japan and they are extremely deafening!! The screen below is from the PSP game as there aren’t any 3DS shots yet but the game should remain the same apart from the obvious inclusion of the 3D.

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