Tokyo Joypolis Hosting Sonic 28th Birthday Party & Ohtani DJ Set on 23 June

Can you believe that in three days time it will have been a whole 28 YEARS since the original Sonic the Hedgehog game launched on Sega Mega Drive? To celebrate, SEGA Japan is throwing a massive party at its Tokyo Joypolis arcade, on Sunday 23 June – and there will be special music events as well as awesome merchandise to collect. Take a look at what’s in store – you’ll want to check back on this page to check a livestream on the day too!
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Sonic Brain Ranking Announced & Open At Joypolis

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Toyko Joypolis continues to be amazing with another Sonic attraction recently announced and open. Sonic Brain Ranking sees contestants take the stand to answer questions in a Sonic themed setting.

Each game consists of 5 rounds, the games description says that those who have speed and accuracy will win. The game is open to all ages and they encourage people to play as a family or as a couple.

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Sonic Brain Ranking is now open and costs 500yen to play. Prizes are given to the winner.

Source: Joypolis

‘Sonic Athletics’ footage surfaces online

As you may be aware, SEGA recently released a new arcade game in their Tokyo branch of Joypolis. We were lucky enough to visit last week and managed to get the first footage of the full game in action. What do you think? A fun game, or exhausting challange?

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Sonic 20th Anniversary Tokyo Joypolis Commercial

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A new Japanese commercial has hit the net showcasing SEGA Japan’s plans to celebrate Sonic’s 20th Anniversary. As well as Sonic Generations launching this year, it appears SEGA might be holding an event at Tokyo Joypolis. The publisher also doesn’t want fans to forget that Wii and DS game Sonic Colours is on store shelves, if you don’t own it already.

Source: Sonic Scene

Thanks to Woun for the heads up!

SEGA Joypolis Amusement Park to Host Free Riders Competition

Those of you lucky enough to be resident in Japan might want to head over to Tokyo’s SEGA JOYPOLIS amusement park at Odaiba at the end of this month! Not only will you be able to play Sonic Free Riders at the Park, there will be tournements running from the 20th of November through to the 23rd, where you will have an opportunity to nab yourself an XBox complete with a Kinect and a copy of the game.

One snag though; you’ve got to pay for a Day Pass (¥3,500) in order to enter. For more details (in Japanese!), head to the Official Joypolis Page for the event.