Archive for the ‘Race TV’ category

GamesTM reviews Sega RaceTV

June 4, 2008

Click to enlargeWhile we often express dismay at the state of arcade coverage in the mainstream gaming press, we’ll always encourage any examples of constructive reporting. UK multiformat magazine Games™ is one of the publications we’ve featured for this a few times, and it’s time to dish out a little more praise as the current issue (#70) features a review of Sega RaceTV. The game received 8/10 and was lauded for rewarding skilled players and having a strong sense of personality. If you want to pick the magazine up, you’ll need to be quick as the next issue is scheduled to arrive in newsagents on June 12th. You can read the full review by clicking the thumbnail image.

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Sega’s RaceTV and Primeval Hunt now available in the US

February 28, 2008

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Distributor BMI Gaming updated their site today and with it bring us news that Sega’s RaceTV and Primeval Hunt are now available for purchase in the United States. We also finally find out what the prices will hover around (prices do vary from one distributor to another although they generally do not vary greatly) except for the 29″ version of Primeval Hunt. For the Delxue Cabinet of Primeval Hunt operators can expect to pay $15975 (which is still cheaper than Namco’s Time Crisis 4 Deluxe and only a few dollars more than House of The Dead 4 Deluxe); RaceTV is listed at $7975 (which puts it a few hundred dollars more than Raw Thrills’ F&F Drift or SuperBikes but still way below a single unit for Maximum Tune 3 or Sega’s own ID4 Deluxe). Oddly enough Sega Amusement’s USA page has not been updated with any information on either game and after a quick check, no other distributor has these games on their pages yet. I think I will be stopping by my local distributor this week to see if they already have either game in or if they will soon have them in – I’d like to see how prices compare and it would be great to give each of these games a spin.

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Sega's RaceTV and Primeval Hunt now available in the US

February 28, 2008

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Distributor BMI Gaming updated their site today and with it bring us news that Sega’s RaceTV and Primeval Hunt are now available for purchase in the United States. We also finally find out what the prices will hover around (prices do vary from one distributor to another although they generally do not vary greatly) except for the 29″ version of Primeval Hunt. For the Delxue Cabinet of Primeval Hunt operators can expect to pay $15975 (which is still cheaper than Namco’s Time Crisis 4 Deluxe and only a few dollars more than House of The Dead 4 Deluxe); RaceTV is listed at $7975 (which puts it a few hundred dollars more than Raw Thrills’ F&F Drift or SuperBikes but still way below a single unit for Maximum Tune 3 or Sega’s own ID4 Deluxe). Oddly enough Sega Amusement’s USA page has not been updated with any information on either game and after a quick check, no other distributor has these games on their pages yet. I think I will be stopping by my local distributor this week to see if they already have either game in or if they will soon have them in – I’d like to see how prices compare and it would be great to give each of these games a spin.

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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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Sega ATEi 2008 Videos: Race TV, Primeval Hunt, UFO Stomper & More

January 23, 2008

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Primeval Hunt

UFO Stomper

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