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It's not looking particularly rosy. If you remember any of SEGA's arcade games from the 1980s or 1990s you might want to look away now. It isn't AM2 versus AM3 to see who can make the best racing game any more.


This is "SEGA Race TV". They can't even be bothered to think up names. This sort of thing belongs in Empire Interactive's PS2 budget range, not in a SEGA arcade cabinet. Sometimes you just know. This time we just know.

Sonic Spinner

This is the "Sonic Spinner". It would appear to be a machine you put some money into, then watch a few lights flash, then walk away disappointed and resolving NEVER to go into a fucking amusement arcade ever again. And they're using the ancient Sonic Adventure artwork. A genuine global SEGA tragedy.

Sonic Spinner

And in one of those lovely coincidences that occasionally makes doing this fun, someone spotted a variation of the Sonic Spinner out in the wild at the weekend. He took some photos and a video of it, like a good reader.

Sonic Spinner

"I came across this, this past weekend and figured since you catalogue every other piece of Sonicdom, you'd like to add this to your collection. It's called the Sonic and Tails Spinner and I found it at the Contemporary Resort located in Walt Disney World. I didn't play it because I didn't feel like wasting my money."

Sonic Spinner

"Basically, there are two buttons on the cabinet, one Sonic and one Tails. You hit the Sonic button first, the numbers light up and eventually the light lands on one number. Then, you hit the Tails button and it does pretty much the same thing. Sonic's number is then multiplied by Tails' and that's how many tickets you get. It plays Twinkle Park (the actual park part) music. Thought you might like to see this. Thanks and peace - William Winikus."

"And here's a video. Nothing happens in it so don't excited. You can hear the music being played though and see machine in all its spinning glory (even thought it's not spinning)."


SEGA "Race" to reveal London Preview Line up

Sega Amusements Europe Ltd. will reveal a star studded cast of new product at this year's London Preview. The world market leader will have more than nine new pieces on offer, with both World and European exclusives.

Headlining will be Sega's brand new Race TV an all American style twin driver. The all singing all dancing driver is full of thrills and spills, with 4 car multi-play, 8 unique character drivers, 5 courses, licensed cars, a special boost feature, real time live commentary and special password accessing. The twin cabinet is sure to delight with its eye catching look!

Shoot This Win This will add even more fun to the line up - this gun shooting "skill based" game will have its global unveiling at the London show and is sure to wow audiences. Shoot This Win This is a single player, skill based shooting game, giving players the chance to play 6 carnival style mini games on a 26" TFT widescreen and win prizes. Developed in conjunction with Hollywood gaming Shoot This Win This also offers an optional redemption facility making it even more appealing to players and operators alike - a sure fire hit!

Continuing the prize theme Sega's UFO Catcher is ready for take off after extensive successful onsite testing. The skill based prize concept game with its bright look and clean lines creates the perfect platform to display a wide array of merchandise including boxed product. An inbuilt 'Media Pack' including 19" monitor and speaker system gives operators the opportunity to advertise game play techniques and in machine prize items.

With a legendary reputation for producing No. 1 gun games it is only fitting that Sega should choose the London preview for the first European viewing of Primeval Hunt. This two player prehistoric hunting game has all the elements of extreme hunting - stealth, cunning, and skill - only bigger. Players test their wits by tracking and hunting dinosaurs across vast landscape. Unique features include the free roaming, touch screen; pump action gun, 2 player match play, and game progression. Primeval Hunt is on the mighty Lindbergh platform and available in both standard 29" monitor and deluxe 50" monitor versions for a monster experience.

Justin Burke, Sega's Marketing manager had this to say about this years preview, "Sega's line-up at the London preview will provide lots of variety for our clients, with strong products covering all areas of the market including, an exciting new driver in Race TV, the hard core gamers favourite Initial D4, new redemption pieces like Sonic Spinner, the fun family game Shoot This Win This and a further addition to the successful SEGA kids range - a licensed card vending Thomas the Tank Engine game."

Paul Williams concluded, "Our dedication to develop all round family product continues after the success of Let's go Jungle this summer. The venture for Sega Amusements Europe into the prize business is very exciting with big plans in the pipe line for the UFO catcher."

Amongst other pieces on display at the SEGA stand will be Virtua tennis 3, After Burner Super Deluxe, Virtua fighter 5, Manic Panic Ghost, Ghost squad Evolution and Extreme Hunting 2 Deluxe.
Blogger Dave Wickham said...
"The skill based prize concept game with its bright look and clean lines creates the perfect platform to display a wide array of merchandise including boxed product."
Wow, "boxed product", just what I always wanted! Thanks, Sega!
Blogger Ian said...
InitialD the arcade machine was only any good 'cause it had those magnetic cards to save your car.

Word verification: tdwizey
What Nights has for his school dinners.
Blogger James said...
Ian said...

InitialD the arcade machine was shit 'cause it had those magnetic cards to save your car and chavs jammed them up with 2p coins so you couldn't save data.

There, fixed for you :)
Blogger Reihn said...
Funny 'press release'! So Zorg, how many times did you put it through bablefish..?
Because if the answer is zero, then whoever wrote that trash should be taken out and shot for crimes against the Queen's fucking English. No exceptions.*

Guodolze = I dunno, sperm? Sleepy sperm?

*Well, unless it was written by an office worker girl at Sega Japan headquarters. It's not her fault her only real exposure to English is endless repeats of Tom Cruise movies on jtv.
Blogger Guru Larry said...
Is it me or does Sega Race TV, just sound like a 3D remake of "Turbo OutRun"????

Blogger MarioMark said...
I wonder how many drunken gamblers other than me would shout, "ace, it plays the twinkle park music" in the middle of the arcade.

Are you gonna do a review of Sega Rally Revo when it's out Zorg? I'm in two minds about the demo. It's a decent racer but it doesn't feel like Sega Rally... Fuck it, who's gonna be the first to admit it's wank?

I'll still get it though.
Blogger Cmdr_Zorg said...
I don't think I'll review SEGA Rally here. But will still get it though.
Blogger Jawatron said...
William Winikus
tee hee
Blogger STE said...
sega race tv is yu suzuki's new game, just so we're all clear. it looks like a cross between that new f-zero and outrun 2. there should be no problems with this

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