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Cho Chabudai Gaeshi ("Super Table Flipping") is an Arcade Game developed and published by Taito and released in 2009 in Japan.

An unusual game based around table flipping, the game has a selection of levels all featuring people annoyed with their current situation and the people around them - and what better way to get out your frustrations than flipping a table and knocking everyone and everything in front of you over, trying to cause as much damage as possible to your surroundings? Your controller is, of course, a table - keep slamming your hands down on it to get people's attention and build up the power meter, then flip the table at the right moment!

The game was first released in Fall 2009, and would later get a sequel, Cho Chabudai Gaeshi 2, adding 3 new levels and multiplayer mode to the original game.


Cho Chabudai Gaeshi provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Burger Fool: The setting of one of the levels, where you're a stressed fast food worker dealing with annoying and rude customers.
  • Flipping the Table: The entire premise of the game is flipping tables in different scenarios.
  • The "Fun" in "Funeral": One level puts you in the role of the ghost of a man unhappy with his own wake, flipping over his own coffin.
  • Host Club: One of the settings, which puts you in the role of an unimpressed guest.
  • Karaoke Box: Parodied. The sequel would play a short song with the lyrics displayed on the screen and highlighted karaoke-style after you flip the table.
  • Precision F-Strike: When you flip the table, your in game-character would scream Bakayarou!, which is pretty much the Japanese equivalent of an F-Bomb (literally meaning "(you) bastard!").
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  • Repeat Cut: After flipping the table, you get to see the damage you just caused from several different angles, complete with points gained.
  • Rewarding Vandalism: The point of the game is to cause as much destruction as you can to your surroundings by flipping the table. The more you destroy, the more points you get!
  • Salaryman: Your character in the office level.
  • Updated Re-release: Cho Chabudai Gaeshi 2 is pretty much the first game with 3 new levels and multiplayer mode added.
  • Widget Series: It's an arcade game based all around table flipping, complete with own table controller for extra immersion! It's a pretty strange concept, and maybe unsurprisingly, it never got released outside Japan.