Japanese hit mobile game Puzzle & Dragons has been released as an coin-operated arcade game, thanks to a collaboration between GungHo Online Entertainment and Square Enix. It’s called Puzzle & Dragons Battle Tournament, and it lets players take on their peers in real time.
One of the most appealing aspects of the mobile version of Puzzle & Dragons is the ability to build and collect a team over time. So I was skeptical of an arcade version of P&D. But as VS Media points out, players in Japan can use an IC card to save their data, and pick up where they left off later.
There are a number of promo movies over on the game’s official padbt.com site. But the video below from YouTube user Frank Moers gives perhaps the best overview of the actual gameplay. So I encourage you to give it a look.
Gameplay costs 100 yen, or about a dollar. A list of locations where you can play can be found here.