If you really, REALLY like pachinko games then Coconuts Japan has the series for you! Their Pachio-Kun franchise wound up on an extraordinary amount of different consoles and video game platforms over the years, and the PC Engine is no exception. Word has it that there’s even a special controller for PC Engine to make it feel more like you’re standing in front of a real pachinko machine turning the dial to release the balls… but why?


I’ll talk about why this is a cultural phenomenon that just doesn’t translate so well to North America in this episode of The PC Engine Files while also showing off a little bit of the gameplay footage. Subscribe to Mistah MegaManFan for new episodes every Tuesday at 8 PM ET! Like, share and comment to help the channel grow. As always thanks for watching!