Taito is a still existing company that used to make arcade machines during the height of the arcade era and are still doing that with exceptional models. The company was founded in 1953 by Michael Kogan. The main business was importing of vodka, vending machines and jukeboxed into Japan. It was only in 1973 that Taito started making arcade machines. With the fans Taito has a special place in their hearts as they havae made a big influence on the arcade scene. This was due to the fact they are responsible for producing a couple iconic games in the early days like Speed Race, Western Gun, Space Invaders, Bubble Bobble and Arkanoid. And to add to that especially Space Invaders has been considered to be the reason dor the rise of the propularity of arcade worldwide. A nice detail is also that Taito was one of the first companies in Japan to export arcade machines outside of the county. In Japan the company also has a chain of arcade centers which are called “Game Taito Stations”.
In the meantime Taito has been bought by Square Enix and has been a subsidairy ever since.
Taito Arcade Candy Cab Machines:
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