Archive for July 29, 2007

Uber Deluxe ID4 Piece

July 29, 2007

Here’s another tip from the brilliant Sara. 

“There was recently this article posted on Destructiod and I think you would want to know about it, its initial d version 4 but in full size cars.  To me it just looks like a modified version of the Sega Touring Car championship simulator they have at Joypolis.”

This arcade piece, which we had posted up a concept drawing of a while ago, looks fantastic and I would love to have a crack at it, even though this is the same game except you get to sit in real cars. The big question is, is it even more fun the Outrun 2 SP SDX?  We will have to wait and see, and that’s if it ever comes out over here!

[via Destructiod]

Visitors to the fun little entertainment island of Odaiba, Japan should make their way to SEGA’s Joypolis amusement park this summer to see a special revision of the Initial D Arcade Stage 4 Limited arcade game using real cars. The series’ Toyota Trueno, Subaru WRX, and Mazda RX-7 Type-R are all there, mounted on motion mechanisms (sans engine) in front of a 90 inch monitor.

Players are assigned to each car’s respective character (example: the Trueno’s character will be Fujiwara), and the game supports both automatic and manual transmission selection. Each game costs 600 yen (about $5). Riding shotgun (or suicide seat) is free.

This is a limited time engagement, so Initial D fans will need to quickly find a way to Japan. 

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More Trocadero Footage

July 29, 2007

Big thanks to Sara for this tip, after our request for some more old skool footage of the Trocadero.

Sara writes…. 

“One of my friends made a video of Funland in the Trocadero in 1990, this was
right before they got the 2 R360 machines and the Galaxy Force super deluxe was
brand new.  There is lots of footage of the galaxy force.”

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What We Are Playing This Week……

July 29, 2007


It’s all about the pinball this week!


-Spiderman (Pinball)
-Adventure 2 (Atari 5200)
-Crystal of Kings (arcade)
-Golden Axe II (Genesis via Wii VC)

Twisted Supreme

-MGS3 (ps2)
-ID4 (arcade)
-VF5 (arcade)
-Bomberman Live (xbla)
-Pirates of the Caribbean & The Simpsons Pinball (arcade)

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