Possibly one of the rarest Sonic the Hedgehog arcade cabinets, a SEGASonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol children’s ride which includes an English translation, has been found by a fan!
SEGA Arcade aficionado IAMAMAZING100 on twitter recently shared images and footage of their recent acquisiton of the ride-in space ship, including footage of the cabinet up and running:
The children’s ride was made as part of the Waku Waku children’s line in Japan which is where many cabinets were deployed, with a limited deployment in predominently English speaking countries (for example, a unit was based at SEGA World Sydney).
There are also several subtle differences, besides the language, between the two versions such as sprites used in the game:
The ROM of the English translation for the game has yet to be dumped and shared, making this an exciting find for arcade buffs.
We’d love one ourselves…though we think it might be difficult to fit in one now!
Source: IAMAMAZING100 via Twitter