OK we want to play the POD game, but where do you buy the card?
We peeked inside these PODs and saw the wraparound screens and decided that this would be the game we would play. POD stands for Panoramic Optical Display. It was 500 yen for two games, but we couldn't get the machines to take our money.
Eventually we figured out that you needed a game card in order to play. So we asked someone where to buy the card and were sent to the fourth floor. On the fourth floor they sent us back to the first floor.
It turned out that the machine to buy the cards was right next to the PODs but we didn't realize it as that machine looked like a game in and of itself. We stood there until we saw someone about to play the game and asked him if he spoke English. He helped us buy our card and we were able to figure out that you insert the card in the machine and *then* put your money in.
We had a choice between good guys and bad guys and decided to be the bad guys.