Archive for the ‘Sega Rally’ category

Sega Amusements Europe site update

September 16, 2008

Just something I noticed on my travels, the Sega Amusements Europe website has been updated with blurbs on Sega Rally 3 and Rambo, as well as the Mini Rider 2 simulator and a bigger focus on the company’s redemption products – Spongebob Squarepants Ticket Boom, Shoot This Win This, and the ever-popular UFO Catcher. The usual sort of information is contained within, including such things as cabinet shots, gameplay details and product brochures. Enjoy!

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Sega Rally 3 screens & video

July 7, 2008

Over on the Sega Amusements website I came across these screens from Sega Rally 3, more of which can be found if you head over there yourself. Also there’s a video for download, which I also found on YouTube as well, which is below for your viewing pleasure.

There’s been a few location videos popping up on YouTube recently. Has anyone set any amazing lap times that you think are unbeatable? Let me know because will be heading down the Trocadero this weekend to test my rallying skills. I didn’t make it down a few weeks ago, so apologies for those expecting my impressions of the game, they will be coming soon!

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Sega Rally 3 now at Funland, London Trocadero

June 16, 2008

For those of you dying to play the new Sega Rally 3, well here’s your chance (and mine!). Our forum member RJAY36 spotted Sega’s latest racing title down at Funland at London Trocadero. I actually paid a visit to Funland a few weeks back with a friend of mine and it wasn’t there, so I must have just missed out on it being installed. Obviously I will be getting up there asap to check out the game myself.

Park Avenue Open Day – Familiar games as well as brand new ones

June 6, 2008

For an industry that is supposedly dead, it happens to have a lot of official events where new product is being shown. Take for instance the Park Avenue Open Day, which took place a short time ago in the UK. In

addition to showing off some games that we know about already, there also were a number of new games there and thanks to our friend Kevin Williams of The Stinger Report, here is a run down of the event:

While the games were inside, one could enjoy the weather outside and network with other people in the

industry. Here is Electrocoin’s (a UK distributor) outside booth. (On all images, click on them to see the full size).

Inside is where it gets interesting however. First off is a new sci-fi themed table for the Virtual Pinball system by TAB Austria. I believe that one distributor in the US carries these and the nice thing about the system is the fact that you can install new table themes. Electrocoin also had Sega Rally 3 on hand (in the picture below it is being enjoyed by the guys at Taito) and it was revealed what the price tag would be for the motion deluxe version of the game (operators might need to brace for a shock): a mere £15,000 ($25,000). Not entirely surprising considering the quality of the game but it still can get to you when you see these high prices. We’ll have to see how much the standard edition goes for.

There’s a lot more to come so I am going to fit it in after the break, hit the link below for a look at a few other new games including a brand new Space Invaders game for arcades by Taito!

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Sega Rally 3 videos

May 24, 2008

As promised, here’s some of the video footage from the game. I’m putting two videos after the break so as not to slow down the main page with lots of flash stuff.

Attract mode

Tropical Stage

Hit the break for Desert 95 and Lakeside footage!

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Sega Rally 3: Hands-on impressions

May 24, 2008

Sometimes, a 6:30am wake-up call and a peak hour London tube journey will ruin your day. Today, they absolutely didn’t. The destination was Sega Amusements Europe, where a private Sega Rally 3 launch event was to be held. Arriving somewhat early in spite of transport mess-ups, and finding myself at the wrong door thanks to some slightly dodgy directions, I was greeted by staff and taken in to see the new machine.

For those of you that haven’t been following the Sega Rally 3 saga over the past few months, the game was originally location tested under the name “Super Challenge” (in fact, the name still makes a cameo on the final cabinet, as you’ll see later on). Users of the test machine quickly identified some striking similarities to Sega Rally Revo (or just Sega Rally in Europe), a series update for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC by the UK-based Sega Racing Studio. As I found out today, Sega Rally Revo and Sega Rally 3 were developed side by side, and as a result they share many of the same assets – the music is largely the same and art is shared between the two. The game is an important project for Sega Amusements Europe, as the software has been wholly developed in Europe and is the first attempt by the branch at creating a motion cabinet. However, I’m pleased to say that Sega Rally 3 stands out as an individual game, thanks to a variety of new features and some more subtle changes.

Detailed impressions and some photos after the post break!
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Sega Rally 3 revealed

May 23, 2008

Yesterday Sega Europe held a private launch event to demonstrate their next arcade racer and the next game in the Sega Rally series, Sega Rally 3. We first found out about this game a little while ago when it showed up for test at an arcade location in the UK and a reader sent in a picture of the cabinet.

Since the game was tested the cabinet has changed a bit although it still features the large 62″ screens and a motion base. They have now added a car wrap-around to the back seat, similar to something I reported about back in January by an arcade developer down in Brazil. We still haven’t been told much about the game itself yet but we soon should have a first hand report on the game by AH writer Heavy Electricity (his name isn’t showing up under his posts yet but he wrote the Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom post below this one) and we also may find out about the hardware and report on that. From what I know it’s pretty high end stuff so it easily should set itself apart in that realm from the game consoles on the market. Until then enjoy these exclusive pics from the event brought to you by The Stinger Report. (Click on the images to engorge)

UPDATE: Just in case you link straight to this post, the post after this one has some hands-on impressions and more pictures of SR3 in action from AH writer Heavy Electricity. This also includes some details on what makes SR3 different from Sega Rally Revo and the powerful new hardware (called Europa-R) that is running the game.

UPDATE #2: Also just to make sure you catch it, videos of SR3 in action!

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