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Introducing Japan's Popular "Survival Game!"

The video "Survival Game TAGATTI AIRSOFT vol. 1 Survival Game Sniper 1 Japanese Airsoft Sniper(【サバゲー】TAGATTI AIRSOFT vol1 サバスナ!サバゲースナイパーがゆく① Japanese Airsoft Sniper)," was taken by a survival game player.

In Japan's survival game, Airsoft guns and pellets are used.
It is a tactical team elimination game, often called "airsoft" in foreign countries. Paintball is another popular version.

Origins, History, and How It's Played

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Photo:Survival game outfit

It is said that the origin of the survival game is “playing soldier.” As you can see in the video, snipers have to wear equipment such as masks and goggles, and hide in the forest or field to take out their opponents stealthily.
You can see the players and equipment at 0:10 in the video.

As you can see from 0:31 in the video, the two teams shoot each other while maintaining adequate shooting range and utilizing their scopes and compete based on the number of hits they get.
The bullets are consumables, so they need to be bought after the game.

There Are Tournaments Too!

There are different rules and game types, such as capture the flag, deathmatch, defense tournament, count tournament, medic tournament, freeze call, and knife attack.

Different kinds of weapons are used in the game too.
There are airsoft guns, gas guns, and electro-motion guns as well.
The number of players is increasing and female players have also begun to participate!

How to Start Playing

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Photo:Survival game equipment

It is necessary to pay attention to rules and manners in order to prevent unnecessary accidents.
If you are interested in the game, be sure to check out the rules and manners.

Besides forests and fields, you can also experience a course for beginners at a payed facility.
There are guns for ages 10 and up, so even junior high school students can start playing survival games.
You can also accessorize by getting clothing to suit the environment you'll be playing in, or whatever else you like.

Summary of Japan's Survival Games

There are survival game facilities all over Japan, such as Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo, Chiba, Aichi and Okinawa.

Get ready to fight in Japan's tactical survival games!

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Last Updated : Sep. 15, 2020
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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