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Rare Footage of Michael Jackson in SEGA Arcade Title ‘Scramble Training’ Re-Discovered and Preserved

Friday, December 9th, 2022

More incredible SEGA preservation work has come to fruition after a chance discovery at a UK car boot sale. Thanks to the work of Ben Bizley, Nick Greenfield and the Oxford Duplication Centre, footage of Michael Jackson in SEGA’s arcade exclusive Scramble Training title for the VS-1 simulator has been archived from a D-2 tape sold at a car boot sale.

A detailed and comprehensive article on Jackson’s history with SEGA and the events that led to his contributions to Scramble Training can be read by clicking here. This is essential reading from UK arcade enthusiast ted90909 who has painstakingly chronicled Jackson’s own enthusiasm for video games and his eventual involvement with SEGA.

The full uncompressed video of Scramble Training can be downloaded from Gaming Alexandria’s Archive account, and the English localisation of the footage is viewable on YouTube via the embed below.

[Source: Forbes]

Astro City Mini V + Extra Game Coming to the US Via Limited Run Games

Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

Limited Run Games are bringing the previously Japan-exclusive Astro City Mini V console to the US with an extra game. The American version of the Astro City Mini V will include a port of SEGA’s Super Zaxxon originally released in 1982 alongside the line-up from the Japanese version.

The Astro City Mini V is a mini console featuring a vertically orientated screen made to play tate mode arcade games. It comes pre-installed with 23 games that include the aforementioned Super Zaxxon, as well as Batsugun, Grind Stormer, Gunbird, Raiden, Strikers 1945 and Tatsujin among others. A full list of the includes games is featured in our hardware entry for the console.

The American Astro City Mini V will go on sale from Limited Run Games on October 25th 2022. This is not a pre-order window – the console is in hand and will ship shortly after purchase. The console is also available with the Arcade Style Kit which includes a mini arcade base, chair, top board and stickers.

The American Astro City Mini V is priced at $159.99. It is currently unclear if this is the price for the console with the Arcade Style Kit, or just the console itself.

[Source: Limited Run Games]

Final Games Line-Up for Genesis Mini 2 Revealed, European Release Also Confirmed

Friday, August 19th, 2022

The final line-up of games for the Western Genesis Mini 2 has been confirmed alongside a European release for the new mini console. You can see the full list of games below or also available at UFABET911.

The full list of Genesis Mini 2 titles is here:

MEGA DRIVE GAMES
– After Burner II
– Alien Soldier
– Atomic Runner
– Bonanza Bros.
– ClayFighter
– Crusader of Centy
– Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf
– Earthworm Jim 2
– Elemental Master
– Fatal Fury 2
– Gain Ground
– Golden Axe II
– Granada
– Hellfire
– Herzog Zwei
– Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar
– Midnight Resistance
– OutRun
– OutRunners
– Phantasy Star II
– Populous
– Rainbow Islands -Extra-
– Ranger-X
– Ristar
– Rolling Thunder 2
– Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
– Shining Force II
– Shining in the Darkness
– Sonic 3D Blast
– Splatterhouse 2
– Streets of Rage 3
– Super Hang-On
– Super Street Fighter II The New Challengers
– The Ooze
– The Revenge of Shinobi
– ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
– Truxton
– VectorMan 2
– Viewpoint
– Virtua Racing
– Warsong

MEGA-CD
– Ecco the Dolphin (CD Ver.)
– Ecco: The Tides of Time (CD Ver.)
– Final Fight CD
– Mansion of Hidden Souls
– Night Striker
– Night Trap
– Robo Aleste
– Sewer Shark
– Shining Force CD
– Silpheed
– Sonic The Hedgehog CD
– The Ninja Warriors

SPECIAL TITLES
– Devi & Pii (unreleased)
– Fantasy Zone (new port by M2 specifically designed for Genesis)
– Space Harrier II + Space Harrier (enhanced port that uses sprite zoom)
– Spatter (port of arcade title by M2)
– Star Mobile (unreleased for Genesis)
– Super Locomotive (new port of 1982 arcade title by M2)
– VS Puyo Puyo Sun (demake that only has VS mode)

SEGA have also confirmed that pre-orders for the European version of the Genesis Mini 2 will open in September until then we recommend you to check the fun titles at this 1 deposit casino ireland. The mini console will launch the same day worldwide on October 27th 2022.

Wonder Boy Collection Announced for Switch and PS4

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022

ININ have revealed they will be publishing a Wonder Boy Collection for PS4 and Switch. The announcement trailer features the Master System versions of Wonder Boy and Wonder Boy in Monster Land, alongside the Mega Drive versions of Wonder Boy in Monster World and Monster World IV.

Development duties on the collection is being handled by BlissBrain. What’s strange is that the information on the BlissBrain site and ININ site actually pictures the arcade versions of Wonder Boy and Wonder Boy in Monster Land, so it is currently not clear if the collection features the Master System versions, the arcade versions or both.

The Wonder Boy Collection will be published digitally by BlissBrain and ININ and physically by Strictly Limited Games. Pre-orders for the collection from Strictly Limited games will go live “soon”. There is currently no word on a firm release date for the collection. All titles in the collection are officially under license from SEGA. ININ had previously published the Monster World IV remake Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World.

SEGA Amusements Producing 4 Player Jumanji Arcade Game

Sunday, February 6th, 2022

The Western SEGA Amusements arcade division have revealed they will be producing a licensed Jumanji game for up to 4 players. The game will feature 12 mini games which are controlled with a unique rotating dial and button combination.

The game will feature the likenesses of Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan alongside genuine audio from the movies. You can check out a trailer for the game below:

There is currently no firm release date for the SEGA Amusements Jumanji arcade game, but arcade operators can make enquiries via the official entry on the SEGA Amusements website.

SEGA Japan to Stop Running Arcade Venues, Sell Remaining Stocks to Genda

Friday, January 28th, 2022

SEGA Japan have sold their remaining stocks in their Japanese arcade locations to Genda Inc and will stop operating arcades themselves going forward. While the company will continue to produce arcade games, these will simply be sold to any Japanese arcade operators and all SEGA-branded arcade locations will now be rebranded as GiGO arcades. SEGA had already sold the vast majority of their operations to Genda Inc back in November 2020 with the remaining stocks being sold only amounting to 15% of their total arcade business.

It’s another big loss to SEGA Japan’s arcade business which has been one of the country’s strongest up until the COVID-19 pandemic forced arcade operators to close their doors and limit indoor capacity. Back in September 2021, SEGA Japan closed its flagship Ikebukuro arcade which ran for an impressive 28 years.

[Source: The Tojo Dojo]

Learn About the Final Days of the Ikebukuro SEGA GiGO Arcade in This Fascinating Documentary from Tokyo Lens | Video Spotlight

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

As previously reported, on the 20th of September 2021, SEGA Japan closed the doors on one of its biggest arcades in the form of the SEGA GiGO located in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. While the arcade lives on through a virtual recreation that you can explore at home, the Tokyo Lens YouTube channel has created a short documentary about the arcade and why arcades are closing Japan with increasing frequency. It also contains interviews with the venue’s actual staff and managers and it offers some fascinating insight into the Japanese arcade industry in 2021.

Click the embed below to watch Tokyo Lens’s ‘Japan’s Arcades are DISAPPEARING’ documentary:

Explore a 3D Recreation of SEGA’s Recently Closed GiGO Arcade in Ikebukuro, Tokyo

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

On the 20th of September 2021, SEGA Japan sadly shut the doors on the SEGA GiGO arcade in Ikebukuro, Tokyo after 28 years in business. It’s another major loss to SEGA Japan’s arcade business that has seen major casualties thanks to the COVID-19 epidemic.

Thankfully an explorable, 3D, virtual version of the arcade has been created and you can take a trip through this mammoth arcade via the comfort of your own home. This follows on from the previously released virtual version of SEGA’s Retro Game Floor in Akihabara.

Click here to access the virtual recreation of SEGA’s GiGO arcade in Ikebukuro, Tokyo.

SEGA streamed the events of the Ikebukuro SEGA GiGO’s final day of operation on YouTube, and the stream is archived and available to view by clicking here.

[Source: GENDA]

New Music and Home Video Added to Merchandise Section | Merchandise

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

A fresh selection of additions have now gone live in our merchandise section. We have 4 new music releases and 1 new home video. Each feature contains high quality scans/photographs of the corresponding release alongside key information. See below for direct links to each feature:

Hologram: Time Traveler Interactive DVD
Sonic the Hedgehog (1996 Arcade Music Company Album)
Sonic the Hedgehog 1&2 Soundtrack – Music by Masato Nakamura from Dreams Come True
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I & II Original Soundtrack
Sonic the Hedgehog CD Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Edition

New Trailer for M2’s Senxin Aleste Arcade Game│Video Spotlight

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

M2 are having a serious amount of fun with the Aleste franchise at the moment. Following on from their brand new release of GG Aleste 3 that featured in the recent Aleste Collection, M2 are bringing another new Aleste title called Senxin Aleste to arcades. This title is very much a throwback to the 16 bit tate shooters of the early 90s and features 4 playable characters. You can check out a trailer for the game below:

There is currently no release date set for Senxin Aleste, but it will be arcade exclusive; specifically to SEGA arcades in Japan for the time being. Fingers crossed the game doesn’t stay Japan exclusive for long. Western fans will be more familiar with the Aleste series through games like Power Strike and M.U.S.H.A.

[Source: Zack Reese on Twitter]

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