@bowlisimo I know the very one you’re talking about. I don’t think they ever graced the miserable Antipodean arcades…although I did once spy one of those Afterburner arcade pods, with the full-rotation. Many a young buck must have emptied their greasy food court lunches into those spheres of the future, I’m willing to bet.

Closest I’ve gotten is spending a few yen in the Gundam equivalent, Mobile Suit Gundam: Bonds of the Battlefield. A few yen my arse is the disclaimer, the thing costs around five bucks a pop, but like Border Break and many other Japanese arcade cabs, they’re linked up to a nationwide network, so you’re always going against or running with humans. Really quite cool, given the rounded projection surface. I’m no fan of Gundam, but otherwise, good – but expensive – fun.

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