I came home like, 2 hours late, thanks to a fiesta that blocked the road, and all sorts of other mishaps. But today, I was finally able to check out both IIDX machines at Glorietta 4 and Rockwell. So let’s have a comparison thingy now!
Before that, I’d like to point out that there was this one Caucasian woman playing IIDX with her boyfriend and she was screaming the lyrics of every song he played. Man, there are a lot of IIDX fanatics over here.
Now, comparisons: (sorry for not having any pictures)
Glorietta 4 – Timezone
-Perfectly fine, unless you don’t like the TZ sticker on the border
-Keys, turntable and speaker lights all work properly
-Lots of scratches here and there, but no real problems to gameplay
-Paint is really faded, and I think it’s the one for HAPPY SKY, but it works fine
-Soft and easy to press, but they need a bit of cleanup
-A little too tight, which may make pinky scratches harder to execute
-Beat Free, which means you have a whoel bunch of songs available (GOLD RUSH, Candy Galy, etc.) All else is the same (I can’t confirm anything on one-credit-doubles)
-It’s way in the back of the store; no awesome banner
Power Plant – Q Power Station
-Same as above
-Same as above, but more paint seems to be rubbed off, when compared to TZ’s
-Paint is really faded, and I it’s RED’s bass platform
-A little (miniscule difference) harder. Much cleaner compared to TZ’s.
-Softer to turn, but no sticker
-Beat one, which means less songs (no Michael a la Mode, and some others)
-Same as above
-Right in the front of the store; with awesome banner
Overall, I’d say Timezone’s is better. Same price, no [I]real[/I] difference in keys and turntable, but there are more songs! And QPS’s screen is totally messed up. Also, I need someone to help me steal the banner from QPS.
Now have a wallpaper, illustrated by both Naru Nanao and Noizi Itoh.