Category Archives: Arcade

Daytona 3 – Trailer & Prototype Machine Footage!

I am currently in the process of buying all the parts to make a driving race seat for Daytona HD. Nothing made me happier than hearing the rumours that was bringing Daytona USA back to arcades -the prototype machine takes a lot of the nice design cues from the original cabinet.

Hopefully SEGA brings this home in short order! So, SEGA how about you do me a solid and make Daytona 3 Thrustmaster TX/T800 compatible for PS4 or Xbox One (with force feedback and shifter support)?

I love the arcades but my wife won’t let me buy another cabinet! Hit the jump to check out the teaser trailer: Continue reading Daytona 3 — Trailer & Prototype Machine Footage!

Website Story: Life With Baby Edition!

[This image which rings true comes from Incidental Comics! – where I may buy a couple of posters for my classroom after I get out of Diaper Debt :)]

Ah yes, SEGASHIRO has been quiet on the front end of the site for a brief while but rest assured that stuff is always happening behind the scenes. I always want to be posting here and updating.

Last year (2015) was a particularly life changing year for me starting with my mother passing away (thank you Mom for all your love and support), getting married (thank you to my beautiful wife and her understanding nature revolving around my retro video game collection), and the birth of my new son (thank you little guy for just being you and cooing at me). Have I been busy? Heck yeah – let’s not even bring up work.

However, there have been many interesting happenings that I’m keen to discuss and/or bring to the attention of others. Time is short and the baby is napping…so shotgun is the only way to do this…hit the jump: Continue reading Website Story: Life With Baby Edition!

Sega Sonic Popcorn Shop & Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car are Preserved on Mame!

Sonic was the star of a few kid-friendly arcade and vending titles that really never saw light in the West. These games were very rare and released in the early 90s. It is nice to see them preserved for posterity, I salute you MAME dumping groups!

That, and these Sonic games are batshit hilarious. I love Sonic’s Japanese voice in Waku Waku Patrol Car – it has such authority.

In SegaSonic Popcorn Shop (video after the jump) which I believe would actually produce a bag of popcorn for you to eat had the main cast animated in such a way that it makes me chuckle. Sort of like they are doing a “Benny Hill” style skit. Continue reading Sega Sonic Popcorn Shop & Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car are Preserved on Mame!

SEGA 3D Classics Return with Gunstar Heroes, Streets of Rage 2, & Sonic 2


One of the best reasons to own a 3DS is the awesome Mega Drive/Genesis and Arcade ports that have been coming to handheld with stunning 3D and ultra smooth framerates.

The next set of titles has been announced for the Summer and Sonic 2, Streets of Rage 2, and Gunstar Heroes are all heading to the Nintendo Eshop. For the record my copy of Gunstar Heroes is sitting in my Genesis on my desk right now. SO GOOD. Double dip? Yes, sir!

The list of requests is cueing up on the SEGA Blogs – and I want more arcade titles like Golden Axe Revenge of Death Adder, Outrunners, and Power Drift. I also wouldn’t mind some Model 2 stuff. The release date list looks like this:

1. 3D Fantasy Zone II – April 16, 2015
2. 3D Thunder Blade – May 14, 2015
3. Streets of Rage 2 – July 2015
4. Gunstar Heroes – August 2015
5. Sonic 2 – September 2015

All the games will retail individually for a MSRP $5.99/€4.99/£4.49 and will be available for download in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.

[Source: SEGA]

PSN Japan gets Space Harrier II Collection, Treasure Box Collection, SEGA Memorial Selection and More!

This is nifty…during the PS2 era SGEA released a whole bunch of collections that were solid. This includes the Treasure BOX collection which features Alien Soldier, GUnstar Heroes, and Dynamite Headdy in all multiple region format. They also got M2 to create a sweet version of Galaxy Force II with all sorts of options including a widescreen mode.

A variety of “trailers” can be found on SEGA’s Youtube page: here.

SEGA is bringing all of these titles to the Playstation Archive. The current price is 823 yen or roughly US$6 or CAD$8. Not a bad deal at all for digital copies. Fire up your Japanese PSN account on your PS3 and check them out.

[Source: SEGA]

Wonderland Wars is a SEGA Arcade MOBA

I love the art style. There are already Western fans screaming at SEGA to bring this to PC or a console for MOBA players over here. If I am observing the trailer correctly it looks like there is some kind of “wand/stylus/fountain pen” touchscreen and card/team system at play. It looks interesting.

Check out the wand action after the jump: Continue reading Wonderland Wars is a SEGA Arcade MOBA

SEGA Brings More 3D Classics to the 3DS!


SEGA has decided to be super awesome the last couple of weeks by not only announcing Valkyria Chronicles on PC but now they are bringing Outrun, After Burner II, Fantasy Zone I/II, and Thunderblade to the 3DS in 3D form!

Not only are these releases being built from the core arcade experiences, they feature a level of recreation that that defies expectations – SEGA states: “Not only does each title deliver a full-fledged vintage arcade experience, recreating the environment down to the mechanical sounds of the arcade machines themselves, but it also adds to the original experience with new modes, options, and original musical tracks.”

I can’t wait to pick up all of them…I wonder if SEGA will ever release a boxed edition to get me to double dip.

Also, it is about time we get a proper edition of Thunderblade. Each title will be on sale for $5.99. The release schedule is yet to be determined but the first release will After Burner II.

SEGA…work with M2 to release some sort of arcade classics machine that give me everything from System 16 through the SEGA NU and beyond!

[Source: SEGA]