A playable version of unreleased arcade puzzle game SEGASonic Bros has been spotted in the wild this past weekend, as a build was discovered at US classic gaming enthusiast show California Extreme. Continue reading See A Playable Build of Cancelled Arcade Puzzler SEGASonic Bros in Action
Sonic the Fighters, one of the blue hedgehog’s most obscure games, has joined the ever growing list of Xbox 360 titles now playable on Xbox One. Continue reading Sonic the Fighters Now Playable on Xbox One
Sega and Nintendo have finally opened the official Japanese site of the Arcade Edition of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and includes footage from a variety of events in the game.
So far as playable characters go, we just have the usual characters including Mario, Yoshi, Sonic, Knuckles, Bowser, Peach, Eggman, Amy, Luigi, Wario, Tails, Shadow, Bowser Jr., DK, Metal Sonic, and Vector. The site teases at least four more to be unveiled, but naturally they’re surely to be any of the other known characters in the 3DS versions’ 40 total.
Among the events showcased is the classic 100m, which you can see below, with more in the events page.
And just a few of the small screens provided below. There are quite a bit more shown when clicking on a character in the characters page.
Via the Japanese website of the game.
UPDATE: This is starting to look more and more like the real deal, aside from old magazine scans supporting the claim, a second image has now come to light along with more details.
It was created by the creator of Bubble Bobble, Fukio Mitsuji, apparently the game went to a location test and failed.
Original Story: If this is a hoax, well done. If not… Oh my!
An unreleased, unknown Sonic game entitled ‘SegaSonic Bros’ has been found and a single photo shared online, now you might be thinking ‘anyone could have done this’ that’s right, however, when that someone is the same guy who recently found and dumped the SegaSonic Popcorn maker game, odds are it’s the real deal.
No footage has been released yet, but we’ll be keeping a VERY close eye on this one.
Above we have the first video (recorded by Arcade Heroes) from the IAAPA 2015 arcade event showcasing the arcade version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games already translated in full English.
The video shows off the current roster of playable characters which at the moment are your expected norm, being Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Eggman, and Shadow for the Sonic-side. As well as Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, Wario, and Yoshi on the Mario-side.
We also have a look at four activities in the game (100m, Archery, Hammer Throw, and Javelin Throw), the same four already known of before in an earlier report (which talked about the controls of each event). Each starts off with a tutorial screen that can be skipped.
There will be two different cabinet releases; one with 4-player support which is shown in the video with the overhead displays and screens, and a 2-player version without the extra displays.
The arcade version actually indeed runs on Sega’s Nu arcade hardware, which is more or less a revision of Ring Edge 2.
The arcade version is set for January or February 2016 in the US. The 3DS version is only scheduled for a February 18 2016 release in Japan, while the Wii U version has no date as of yet.
It mostly just shows screenshots that were in a poster for the locatests mentioned before, and most importantly that the Arcade Edition actually has a release period set for Spring 2016 in Japan. Could we see the Wii U and 3DS versions at the same time? Only time will tell. As a note, Sega are developing and publishing the Arcade Edition, but Nintendo is publishing the Wii U and 3DS versions worldwide.
Screenshots are below as well as another look at the arcade machines:
As said in the previous report, Sega are holding locatests from the 17th through the 20th at Club SEGA Akihabara and SEGA World Kasai, and so we have a peek at the game from 4Gamer with translations thanks to Perfectly Nintendo! Naturally info isn’t final and only refers to the current build they’re showing.
So we have 8 characters so far; Mario Luigi, Peach, Wario, Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Shadow, and of course each are of one of three types (Power, Speed, and Balanced), with Mario as Balance and Sonic as Speed, no way! We have four sports shown; 100 metres, Hammer Throw, Javelin Throw, and Archery.
Now comes the Arcade bits; one credit costs 200 yen ($2 more or less), which allows you to play 3 sports and you’ll get the results at the end of the 3, and you can play with another person in local multiplayer here, and if you both pick different sports, they will be chosen randomly.
Controls are as follows; Your feet for events where you need to run. Two joysticks with a Start Button on the side. And a handrail to balance yourself while running for example.
We also have info on the sports shown;
- 100 metres – You use the stick to launch yourself before you start running and at the end you have to time a jump.
- Hammer Throw – Press a button to hold the hammer, then you use the sticks to rotate the hammer, and then then you stop pressing the button at the right time to throw it.
- Javelin Throw – You start by running and use the right stick to control the angle of your throw.
- Archery – You have to throw arrows at nine targets, with more points awarded the closer the arrows are to the center of the targets. You use the left stick to aim, and use the right stick to use the bow to shoot the arrows. The trajectory is determined by how long you take to draw your arrows as well as weather conditions such as wind.
We also have photos of the locatest (sadly none are direct-feed) from both $Gamer as well as Inside Games that show off what the machine looks like and a small glimpse of how the game looks:
As usual the game on Wii U and 3DS is due in 2016, and no date of any sorts was given for the Arcade Edition at the moment.
Yeah, didn’t expect that did you?
That’s what gamer.ne.jp is reporting (translated by Perfectly Nintendo), the game in some form will indeed be heading to Arcades, the announcement was from Sega and while we don’t have any info at the moment about the game, next week Sega will hold what are called locatests (which are beta tests for Arcade machines) on July 17th-July 20th at Club SEGA Akihabara and SEGA World Kasai. No release date was given for the Arcade version, which right now is titled Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Arcade Edition, and no updates on the Wii U and 3DS version’s release date were provided either, which are due in 2016.
What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below!
So this came out of nowhere.
Community member TitansCreed spotted a rather odd arcade machine during his holiday yesterday, an arcade version of Sonic Dash entitled ‘Sonic Dash Extreme.’
According to what details we can gather from the picture and TC’s tweets, the game plays a lot like it’s mobile counterpart with one or two differences.
- Character selection is random, as is level stage.
- If you fail to beat the boss, it’s game over.
From what little information we can tell, the arcade machine appears to be made by ‘Sega Amusements’ and rewards the player by giving them prize redemption tickets. However, there are no details about the machine on their website.
We do however have a location of this particular machine. It was found in the Butlins holiday resort in Minehead (United Kingdom), so chances are it’ll soon find it’s way to other arcades around the UK.
Titans Creed has promised to upload a video of the machine in action once he gets home, we’ll update you when that arrives.
Disney UK released a new trailer for Wreck-It-Ralph last week and Sonic seemingly had little presence in it. But now, thanks to keen-eyed TSS reader Setnaro X, we can see a Sonic the Fighters arcade cabinet amongst all of the others at the beginning of the trailer. As it’s so difficult to see without precise pausing, we’ve taken the above screen grab for your viewing pleasure.
You can check out the trailer after the jump.
Continue reading Sonic the Fighters Spotted in New Wreck-It-Ralph Trailer
You might remember back in December we reported on a rather obscure arcade game called Sonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol, a game which sees Sonic take on the role of a galactic fighter pilot, there’s something I didn’t think I’d ever type.
(More after the break.)
Sonic Paradise member Alpha3 was lucky enough to come across a Sonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol arcade machine while on holiday in China earlier this year, and has kindly shared some gameplay footage on YouTube for all to see in the above video. Alpha3 has also posted some impressions, which you can read here.
SSR DJ cdrom1019 recently visited SEGA’s Las Vegas GameWorks arcade and managed to grab some exclusive inside footage for TSS, something the management don’t normally allow but kindly made an exception for us. The photo’s and video are taken on a mobile phone camera so the quality isn’t great but those who have never been to a GameWorks or live outside the U.S. where they aren’t available should get a good glimpse of what’s on offer. If reports going around indicating SEGA are closing all of their GameWorks arcades are true then this is a good time to take a look before they’re shut down and if you live near a GameWorks but have never been then maybe this tour will persuade you to visit while you still have the chance.
Big thanks to cdrom1019 for the coverage and thanks to GameWorks for allowing it!
Sonic makes an appearance in Virtua Striker 3! This arcade rendition of the Beautiful Game includes a secret team called ‘F.C. SONIC’ that features Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Eggman and a squad of Chao. They’re even sporting their Sonic Adventure 2 designs. Check out the screens below. Continue reading Sonic Makes a Cameo in Virtua Striker 3
A rather nice discovery has been made, amidst all the console doom and gloom. It turns out that a rather crafty member of the Sonic community has got his hands on a working ROM of a long-lost Sonic game called ‘SEGASonic the Hedgehog’. The title, originally released in Japanese arcades in limited numbers, has been difficult to emulate due to its unique trackball control scheme. But now, someone’s played it on a computer! Continue reading ‘SEGASonic the Hedgehog’ Arcade Game Discovered and Dumped
Looks like the Dreamcast isn’t the only thing that’s keeping Sega busy these days. According to an article on IGNDC, the company has refurbished one of the arcades that it owns in Tokyo’s Akihabara district and relaunched it. What was once known as ‘Akihabara High-Tech Land’ is now ‘Club Sega’! Continue reading Sonic Celebrates ‘Club Sega’ Arcade Re-Opening in Tokyo