The 35th Amusement Machine Show (AM Show), featuring around 2,000 of the most up-to-date game machines, opens Sept. 20 at Tokyo Big Sight.
Among the machines on display will be a virtual “Lost World: Jurassic Park” game that plunges participants into a dark room, offering a glimpse at the world of prehistoric animals, and a virtual fishing game that tests players’ angling skills using a real reel and rod. In addition, a virtual train game puts participants in the seat of a Yamanote Line train driver. Brake too hard and not only will participants see passengers go flying across the screen, but they be docked a few points to boot.
One of the main features of the show is a wide variety of “alternative” Print Club machines, such as one that allows you to changes your hairstyle, from a Grace Jones flat-top to Puffy pig-tails. AM Show will be open Sept. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sept. 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Last year’s AM Show featured participants from 33 nations and some 30,000 visitors over three days. The show is sponsored by the Japan Amusement Machine Manufacturers Association and Japan Amusement Park Equipment Association.