For those who don’t live in Japan, Taiwan or China, maimai is basically an arcade rhythm game developed and distributed by Sega, in which the player interacts with objects on a touchscreen and executes dance-like movements. The game supports both single-player and multiplayer gameplay with up to 4 players. Various kinds of objects will appear at the center and approach the outer rim of the circular touchscreen. The player must tap, hold or slide on the touchscreen or surrounding buttons in time with the music, depending on the type of note. Continue reading for another video and more information.
The cabinet of maimai has been widely recognized as resembling a front-loading drum washing machine.Electronics manufacturer Sharp Corporation collaborated with the game in Sega’s maimai LIVE 2014 Washing Festival (maimai LIVE 2014) event, showcasing photo spot models combining a washing machine with a maimai cabinet.