'Who was JAPJAC?'
"They were an English arcade-action gamer interested in Japanese issue TV and Arcade gaming from Pondtail. Although their first gaming platform was a TV-Game 6 and then a rubber-keyed Sinclair Spectrum 48k, it all started for them in the home with their grey imported Japanese RGB Scart Mega Drive (plus a Philips CM8833 monitor) from Shekhana, London, England in 1989 when they were just 11 years old. Since then they literally have only purchased Japanese issue Systems and Games.
Arcade-wise, Double Dragon and Out Run were the first ones that they became addicted to, circa 1987. They were a Neo Geo owner in 1992. They bought their first PCB, Rolling Thunder (with an Arcade Connection SuperGun) in 1994. They got their first arcade machine (Electrocoin Xenon) in 1998. They got their Capcom Power System CHANGER in 2005.
They were 12 years old when they were U.K. Altered Beast and Thunder Force II Champion (as printed in many issues of C+VG and Complete Guide to Consoles magazines) for the Japanese Mega Drive. For Thunder Force II they beat Julian Rignall's score to take the title.
They did their Secondary School, 2 week work experience with their then heroes at Mean Machines and C+VG magazines (EMAP). Every English school boy gamer's dream at the time.
The December 2010 issue 84 of retro GAMER magazine contains a feature on the Capcom Power System CHANGER, a feature that they pitched, provided all the information and images for and was the subject for interview. They believe this to be the FIRST feature in print on the system in English, in the World, ever.
An Englishman from Fleet residing in Tokyo since 2003.
They started doing all this a long time ago. Proper old skool, proper hardcore.
They have been making and uploading YouTube videos since 2006."
Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.
DO NOT DISABLE THE AUDIO.