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Japan World Cup. It's in Japanese, but if you don't understand a word of what's going on here, but just click on random stuff until the race starts.
posted by empath (30 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Apparently there is also a Vol 3 and Vol 1
posted by empath at 9:41 PM on May 26, 2011


I was going to cheer for the panda bear until I saw the oil drum horse.

Never thought I'd wright that sentence.
posted by auto-correct at 9:43 PM on May 26, 2011


I can assure everyone that this 100% worth the next 6 minutes of your time.
posted by auto-correct at 9:48 PM on May 26, 2011 [2 favorites]


My panda bear aced it. It was a close thing with that trollop flashing her cooch at everyone to keep them behind her.
posted by unliteral at 9:51 PM on May 26, 2011


I think I won? I don't know.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 9:54 PM on May 26, 2011


I can assure everyone that this 100% worth the next 6 minutes of your time.

I'm going to go ahead and say that reasonable people may hold differing opinions on this particular point.
posted by dersins at 9:55 PM on May 26, 2011


I bet on the girl to win with the number 1 horse coming in second (I think). This is what happened. Did I control this or am I just that good at picking horse races?
posted by King Bee at 9:55 PM on May 26, 2011


MetaFilter: just click on random stuff
posted by hippybear at 10:00 PM on May 26, 2011


I did the exact same thing, King Bee. Couldn't tell if it was "who do you think will win?" or "who do you want to win?"
posted by ShutterBun at 10:09 PM on May 26, 2011


Well, so far I've gotten 6-1, 2-1, and 7-4. I haven't won. It does appear to be random-ish.
posted by ob1quixote at 10:12 PM on May 26, 2011


*face palm*
posted by gen at 10:28 PM on May 26, 2011


I managed to catch the name of the girl, "Pink Pheremone," and the mini-Australian, "Pee-pee Donut." I think that alone is worth the price of admission.
posted by Guernsey Halleck at 10:45 PM on May 26, 2011


Never thought I'd wright that sentence.
posted by auto-correct


You can say that again :^)
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:52 PM on May 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


Ballet, side-step horse ftw
posted by Jibuzaemon at 10:54 PM on May 26, 2011


My 1.5 year old loved it. Thanks! I'm a lousy better though.
posted by p3t3 at 11:24 PM on May 26, 2011


I think I came across this somewhere else late late at night a few nights ago and decided that it was a dream . . glad to see it's real! The two dudes doing a cossack kick-dance on the horse's back are my favorites, followed closely by the head-banging giraffe and the sideways Charleston horse.

If you search the related videos there's a ton more . . . if you feel you need that sort of thing.
posted by chaff at 11:28 PM on May 26, 2011


I did the exact same thing, King Bee.

Off to OTB it is with me, then!
posted by King Bee at 11:35 PM on May 26, 2011


I have no Japanese, and am unable to get the thing to start. Just click around . . . but there are many options at each stage. Could someone who has got there please post more detailed instructions?
posted by stonepharisee at 11:45 PM on May 26, 2011


Did 8 completely fall apart for everyone else? Because that was a thing of beauty
posted by Mister Fabulous at 12:12 AM on May 27, 2011


When the application first loads, a movie plays. There is a skip button in the lower left if you're not interested.

Then an information screen appears, along with a floating, flashing button labeled Japan World Cup 2. Click this button to begin.

You will be presented with the post parade. If you wish to skip this, find the button in the lower center-left labeled Bet and you can proceed to the betting screen. You may be presented with an odds screen, click the floating button to proceed to bet selection.

There are three types of bets from left to right respectively, win, quinella, and exatca. A win bet is obviously a bet on which horse will win the race. In a quinella, you bet on two horses and win if they cross the finish line first and second regardless of the order. In an exacta you bet on two horses, and win if they cross in the order you have selected. Click the number of the horse you want to select, or use the Next and Previous buttons at the sides of the screen, then click the orange button on the nameplate to confirm. Select a second horse for a quinella or exacta in a similar fashion. You then select an amount to bet, and click OK.

Your ticket is then displayed along with two buttons. The left button allows you to place another bet (you can bet up to three times per race). The right button proceeds to the race.

There are three races before the game ends.

Hope that helps, stonepharisee.
posted by ob1quixote at 12:19 AM on May 27, 2011 [5 favorites]


THANK YOU ob1quixote. None of the permutations of buttons I was choosing got me to the race.
posted by mreleganza at 2:19 AM on May 27, 2011


Reminds me a bit of the "Royal Ascot", "Camel Race" and "Chariot Race" from various Las Vegas casinos, which appear to be no more. (The "Camel Race" has been absent from the Luxor for at least a year)

They're basically mechanically-driven horses/camels/chariots that you bet on the 1-2 finishers. It's loads of fun because it A: takes a long time to finish a race, B: costs as little as 25 cents to play, and C: is generally hilarious to watch. I'm guessing these three factors probably figured into the game's demise from Vegas.

Awesome way to spend your last 10 bucks on a Sunday morning, though.
posted by ShutterBun at 4:29 AM on May 27, 2011


It's in Japanese, but if you don't understand a word of what's going on here, but just click on random stuff until the race starts.

This is my favourite way to browse the web.
posted by Fizz at 4:54 AM on May 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


That wasn't very realistic.
posted by Paid In Full at 6:48 AM on May 27, 2011


auto-correct: I can assure everyone that this 100% worth the next 6 minutes of your time

The six minutes it taked for it to load, you mean?

BORED NOW.
posted by DarlingBri at 6:49 AM on May 27, 2011


Merci, kind ob1quixote.
posted by stonepharisee at 11:26 AM on May 27, 2011


The French horse is "Pink Pheremone" and the American jockeys are "the Chicken brothers".
Is this stuff common? I really need to go place bets on the ponies someday it seems.
posted by Winnemac at 3:39 PM on May 27, 2011


A damnit! I just wrote a FPP for this... incredibly fun. There are a lot of videos on YouTube if you search for Japan World Cup 3, which are as fun as betting, imo.
posted by codacorolla at 7:40 AM on May 30, 2011


Same here: I came across this via someone's mlkshk post and was amazed to find someone has posted, like, 70 of these, to Youtube... and I was just loving the absurd nature of the whole experience, and wanted to share.

It was much more difficult interacting with the posted link, but kinda fun once I clicked the right combination of buttons. I'm gonna go back to watching the races on youtube.

GO SWERVING HORSEY! BEAT SIDEWAYS RUNNING HORSEY!!
posted by not_on_display at 11:22 PM on May 30, 2011


See also previously & Ski Jumping Pairs
posted by not_on_display at 12:05 AM on May 31, 2011


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