The world of train simulators – it could only happen in Japan !!!
Posted by redracer on December 29, 2006
Taken from Metropolis (http://metropolis.co.jp/default.asp) …
“You know how most young people (read, “younger than me”) in Japan prefer to fiddle with their phones rather than get stuck into a good book on long train journeys? Well, now they’ll be able to pretend they’re driving that very train, thanks to games firm Taito. The arcade classic Densha De Go! (“Let’s Go By Train!”) has finally made it to the small(est) screen and can be downloaded for a spot of phone-tastic fun on any of the major cellphone networks. The idea, of course, is to drive a virtual train and keep to the timetable while avoiding flying off the tracks into apartment buildings (is it too soon to say that?). Get your JR on by hitting the mobile gaming menu on your keitai.”
I couldn’t find it on the page reference they gave though … www.taito.co.jp/game/lineup/h_keitai.html
Also Taito have just announced their first train simulator for the Wii console, a Sanyo Shinkansen game – http://www.taito.co.jp/d3/cp/shinkansen06/
すごい ね！ (sugoi ne)