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Sega ATEi 2008 Impressions

January 24, 2008

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Let’s start with the big guns, first up is Sega.

The first thing that struck me was the variety of games on offer especially after the recent news that Sega had signed a distribution deal with Trio-Tech. This added some additional games to the blue hedgehog’s stand. Jett Rider and Mad Wave, both simulators, were present as well as UFO Stomper, which we are all familiar with now after it was shown at IAAPA recently. The best game on the Stomper had to be thier take on the Guitar Hero gameplay system, but instead of a guitar, you were using your feet to hit the notes. Other 3rd party games on offer were Coastal Amusements Sea Wolf which was good fun and surprisingly holds up well on it’s own as a video game.

Back to the real video games now and my favourite on the Sega stand had to be Race TV. I’m not so convinced by the single player game, but as always, when it comes to multiplayer Sega knows what it’s doing. In some ways it’s cheap, but the boost system works well in helping you catch up with your rivals. Also, if timed correctly, the boost allows you to smash in to the back of opponents and take them out. The tracks are also incredibly wacky and theres a good selection of licensed cars which is unique for a game like this.

Primeval Hunt impressed me too because it would be so easy for Sega to churn out another run of the mill shooter and for it to do well. But that’s not what they’ve done. The main innovation in this game is the fact that it is set in a free roaming environment and you control your path using a touch screen placed near the gun holsters. It is possible for you to plan out your entire path at the start of the round, this allows you to take out the dinos in a quicker time. Each dino has a vital hit point too, which is pointed out to you at the beginning of the round. Hitting these point brings down the creatures in one shot which is particularly handy when they are charging straight at you! Also they are three choices of weapon, that I saw, and these were; crossbow, shotgun, and rifle which all have the own strengths and weaknesses.

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Shaggy's Weekly Review: Let's Go Jungle by Sega

October 18, 2007

In trying to keep up with reviewing newer titles, this week I’m reviewing Let’s Go Jungle (Deluxe edition)by Sega. If you enjoyed Jurassic Park by Sega you’ll probably enjoy this too, and it has an awesome cabinet (for the Deluxe edition at least) to boot!

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Let’s Go Jungle by Sega

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Introduction

Many gamers who frequented the arcades of the 90’s will probably remember one of the few cockpit games of the time based on the ever popular Jurassic Park movies. That game still can be found in plenty arcades today but now it has a spiritual successor that looks to replace those aging Jurassic Park cabs and that is Let’s Go Jungle.

 The heroes of the story are Ben and Norah, who have made a cheap trip to an unnamed jungle island that seems peaceful at first but things soon turn deadly when their tour group is attacked by giant mutant spiders and hornets. At that point letsgojung4.jpgall they can do is shoot first and ask questions later and this is where the player steps in. There is a little bit of a storyline intertwined throughout the game, although it is not something the player will probably worry about too much.

Gameplay

Let’s Go Jungle provides a theater like experience for the players, encompassing them in a large cockpit cabinet that houses a nice 62″ DLP screen, surround sound, decent seating and two large guns that are mounted to the cabinet. They letsgojung1.jpgeven installed curtains on each side so you can further block out the surrounding environment while you play. A window in the back let’s potential players watch the action while they wait or pass by.

Let’s go Jungle features six different stages of bug-blasting mayhem, but the player will only venture through five of them as one point in the game has you choose between two different paths to take. Reloading is not a worry in this game as you get unlimited ammo although there are a couple of times where you will loose your guns and you must wield either a slingshot or an oar (depending on which path you take towards the middle of the game, but fortunately it is not a permanent condition). The lack of a reloading feature or even a hiding feature (like in Time Crisis)may give a feeling of shallowness for some although it can be fun to simply blast away without having to worry about your ammo levels.

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Shaggy’s Weekly Review: Let’s Go Jungle by Sega

October 18, 2007

In trying to keep up with reviewing newer titles, this week I’m reviewing Let’s Go Jungle (Deluxe edition)by Sega. If you enjoyed Jurassic Park by Sega you’ll probably enjoy this too, and it has an awesome cabinet (for the Deluxe edition at least) to boot!

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Let’s Go Jungle by Sega

Players: 1-2

Introduction

Many gamers who frequented the arcades of the 90’s will probably remember one of the few cockpit games of the time based on the ever popular Jurassic Park movies. That game still can be found in plenty arcades today but now it has a spiritual successor that looks to replace those aging Jurassic Park cabs and that is Let’s Go Jungle.

 The heroes of the story are Ben and Norah, who have made a cheap trip to an unnamed jungle island that seems peaceful at first but things soon turn deadly when their tour group is attacked by giant mutant spiders and hornets. At that point letsgojung4.jpgall they can do is shoot first and ask questions later and this is where the player steps in. There is a little bit of a storyline intertwined throughout the game, although it is not something the player will probably worry about too much.

Gameplay

Let’s Go Jungle provides a theater like experience for the players, encompassing them in a large cockpit cabinet that houses a nice 62″ DLP screen, surround sound, decent seating and two large guns that are mounted to the cabinet. They letsgojung1.jpgeven installed curtains on each side so you can further block out the surrounding environment while you play. A window in the back let’s potential players watch the action while they wait or pass by.

Let’s go Jungle features six different stages of bug-blasting mayhem, but the player will only venture through five of them as one point in the game has you choose between two different paths to take. Reloading is not a worry in this game as you get unlimited ammo although there are a couple of times where you will loose your guns and you must wield either a slingshot or an oar (depending on which path you take towards the middle of the game, but fortunately it is not a permanent condition). The lack of a reloading feature or even a hiding feature (like in Time Crisis)may give a feeling of shallowness for some although it can be fun to simply blast away without having to worry about your ammo levels.

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London Preview 08 – Stinger looks at Arcades in 08 – Part I – Sega

October 12, 2007

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[Thanks to The Stinger Report]

The London 08 Preview is over and with it information on what we can expect to see in arcades next year. Many thanks to Kevin Williams and The Stinger Report for this information. Click on the images to enlarge.

Sega – Demonstrated several games, including a 60% complete version of Sega RaceTV. Two RaceTV cabinets were available and they were quite popular. The game features a Boost feature and a driving style similar to F-Zero. The complete version will be shown at ATEI and include more tracks and a password feature.

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An early version of Primeval Hunt was also demonstrated, although it appears to be a larger screen version than what we have seen, which indicates more than one version for operators to purchase.08prev8.JPG

Virtua Fighter 5 was at the show although Sega doesn’t expect it to sell well (probably because of the console versions already being available). Still it looks great and if they gave it a decent price, it could probably do better than they expect.

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New versions of Initial D4, with a larger screen and an operational IC Card reader was quite popular at the show as well.

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AfterBurner Simulator was on the floor, it’s the full motion version that looks great and offers quite a unique experience.

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Shoot This -Win This! is a new Skill With Prize game that looks really fun and could be the next huge thing in this genre after Stacker. Looks like stocking it with Nintendo DSes is a good idea as well. This is still in prototype form.

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Let’s Go Jungle Special Attraction was available to play, it is setup similarly to House of The Dead 4 Special, with guns that are nearly the same.

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Here’s a shot of some Sega tokens that were at the show. Stay tuned for more from the show!

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Joystiq Podcast Talks Arcades! (not for long though)

October 5, 2007

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It may seem little sad & depressing that I’m posting about this, but it’s not very often video game podcasts talk about the arcades, other than that they think they are dying.

Anyways, I was listening to the Joystiq podcast, who were looking back at thier week at TGS and they mention they made a visit to Joyopolis. Mainly what they spent most of thier time talking about were the HOTD & LGJ Special Attractions, and thier opinions were split. One of the podcasters loved LGJ, the other felt like he was a bit stupid queuing and hour to play a arcade game that “spins around and has an extra screen”. Each to thier own I guess. All I’m going to take from it is if a non-arcade gamer loves LGJ Special Attraction, then I’m REALLY GOING LOVE IT!

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Sega News Follow-Up

September 7, 2007

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[via Inter Play]

“Video games on show at the distributor day included Primeval Hunt, a two-player dinosaur hunt and shooting game, Shoot This Win This, which will be showcased at UK show Preview, Let’s Go Jungle Special, an adaptation of the original game, and Race TV, which will launch at ATEI 2008.”

I am presuming that Primeval Hunt is the Anchient Dinosaur Hunting which was mention in my last post. Following this up I typed in a search for Primeval Hunt and found this from two months ago……………..

[viaPro-G]

“A new filing at the US Patent Office reveals a possible new game from SEGA.

It’s been discovered that SEGA has filed a trademark for the name ‘Primeval Hunt’ with the US Patent Office. With no further details to go on this leaves plenty of room for imaginative game ideas.

The ‘Primeval’ part of the title suggests something featuring beasties from the earliest age in human evolution which, given the second part of the title, players will find themselves hunting. Given SEGA’s light-gun heritage, perhaps a new arcade shooter is in development.”

Good prediction there Pro-G, also I will look forward to seeing what “Shoot This Win This” is. Roll on the Preview!

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Let’s Go Jungle Special Mini Site

September 5, 2007

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I don’t know how long this has been up on the Sega Europe site, but thought I’d link to itbecause there’s a couple of videos about the machine. Can’t wait to get my hands on this, I loved HOTD Special, so I know this is going to be just as much fun, if not more!

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