(Topic ID: 10370)

Story behind Taito's tables?

By s1500

10 years ago

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    #1 10 years ago

    I never got this question answered.

    Okay, so Taito of Brazil took existing USA pins & changed the graphics & sound on them. Some localizing can be understood, like the Portuguese speech and such. But what is with some tables? The Zarza table sounds like a random compilation of sounds ranging from simple beeps to really trippy stuff. Some of it is fun to listen to on its own.

    But is there a creative reason? Does Xenon translate to some bad slang in Portugese? The Titan artwork I didn't understand. Barracora has the coolest HR Geiger-ish artwork I've ever seen, and they put some Japanese 1950s flavor to it.

    #2 10 years ago

    I can't really answer your question 'per se', but would love to own of these pins!

    I'm a big fan of Taito's arcade division so what better to compliment one of their vids w/ one of their pins!

    I occasionally fire them up on Pinmame to see the differences compared to the original. I also browse Ebay Brazil and see what they have available...

    Here is some of my favorites...

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    7 years later
    #3 2 years ago

    I have made a video about Taito pinballs from Brazil. Have a look but it's a video with french langage.


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