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Arcade gaming might have flat-lined here in the West, but in Japan it continues to endure, despite the fact that the coin-op industry is a shadow of its former self.

The infectious vibrancy and energy of this culture has inspired Canadian filmmaker Brad Crawford to create 100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience: a movie that delves deep into the country's obsession with location-based entertainment.

"The film's title is inspired by the fact that Space Invaders caused a nation-wide 100 Yen coin shortage; people were literally spending coins faster than they could circulate," Crawford told Eurogamer.


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