It’s finally here! The Tsum Tsum arcade game is hitting game centers all over! I was really excited to see this at a game center I just happened to be at when I was in Odaiba. Unfortunately it seems that this game is not available at my local game center yet so until that happens I may have to travel to Tokyo every time I want to play…or not.
Volume 1 of the Tsum Tsum mascots.
10 mascots with different expressions and 2 mystery ones!
Unfortunately you can only get mascots at random from gashapon capsules set in the middle of the game screens. Shouldn’t we at least be able to pick the character and then get a random expression? That sounds so much more reasonable!
Anyway, I popped 500 yen into the machine and hit the button to get a mascot. Just to play the game with a mascot you already own or without a mascot is 100 yen. That’s a decent price for an arcade game, but if I’m going to be playing this game and raising Tsum Tsums I want ALL of the mascots and 500 yen every time I play is not decent!
Back to the gashapon. A white capsule popped out at random and I got…
Mystery Minnie! How special!
She’s so cute! Now I just need Donald….lol
If you want to save your Tsums and game play you also need an e-Amusement Pass, which costs 300 yen. This is an expensive game! Fortunately this e-Amusement Pass can be used with other Konami games. One of my favorites is a music rhythm game called Jubeat and another one is also a music rhythm game called Reflec Beat. That’s another post though.
So to start this game you’re going to need to invest 800 yen if you don’t already own an e-Amusement Pass (I left mine at home because I wasn’t expecting to find it while I was out.) and who can stop after just one game. Good job, Disney and Konami.
Since I only had one Tsum mascot it was an easy choice.
I set Minnie on the Tsum spot and was ready to play!
The game play is the same as the app, but there are different versions. I tried the balloon game and it wasn’t very exciting. Random balloons filled with Tsum Tsums are placed on the screen and you need to touch it a few times to get it to burst. It just felt like a waste of time to me, but maybe I just need more practice. Next time I want to try to the spinning screen version. You can also play against other players, but you need access to more than one machine.
Game play instructions! I feel like almost everyone knows how to play this game anyway.
Not bad for my first time ever!
I went back later that afternoon and the machine was empty except for one lone capsule.
My honest review is that even though playing on the big screen is a lot fun, it’s basically the same as the app and the app is free. As a hoarder, erm…toy collector, I really want to collect all of the Tsum mascots, but I know that after volume 1 there’ll be a 2, 3, 4, 5, and it will go on forever until I’m completely broke. I will keep my Pink Minnie and e-Amusement Pass to play from time to time, but I’m going to restrain myself from going even more Tsum Tsum crazy. Even though I really, really want to try and get Donald…) I also would love to try playing against friends!
Let me know your thoughts on the new Tsum Tsum arcade game!