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Title: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on August 24, 2021, 09:29:13 am
Amusements For All !!!

This thread is for JOYPOLIS, SEGA WORLD, and other SEGA Amusement Parks / Themes / Centers.
Most of them owned by GENDA (Global Entertainment Network for Dreams and Aspirations) and CA (China Animation) though.

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/e2462f41663be2173c745d23a2e02fd5/edd487d5a20c2f4a-6c/s400x600/4d28a8dc93a15c41b117862ff76ee3ef295f2253.jpg)

(https://tempo.gendasega.jp/Portals/0/images/tempo/izumi-osaka-01.jpg)

(https://segaretro.org/images/thumb/d/de/Sega_Japan_Kakegawa.jpg/320px-Sega_Japan_Kakegawa.jpg)

(https://tempo.gendasega.jp/Portals/0/images/tempo/nakama-01.jpg)


Tokyo Joypolis (https://www.trip.com/travel-guide/attraction/tokyo/tokyo-joypolis-10570075/)
Qingdao Sega Joypolis (https://www.trip.com/travel-guide/attraction/qingdao/qingdao-sega-joypolis-22644899/)
Joypolis Wonder Forest (https://www.trip.com/travel-guide/attraction/shanghai/joypolis-wonder-forest-29898643/)
Shanghai JOYPOLIS (https://www.trip.com/travel-guide/attraction/shanghai/shanghai-joypolis-24762159/)
SEGA ARENA Nakama (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/nakama/)
SEGA ARENA Soga (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/soga/)
SEGA A・SQUARE Kusatsu (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/kusatsu/)
SEGA Abeno Q'sMall (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/abeno/)
SEGA Abiko (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/abiko/)
SEGA Akabane (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/akabane/)
SEGA Akabane Ekimae (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/akabane2/)
SEGA Akashi (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/akashi/)
SEGA Akihabara 1st (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/akiba-1/)
SEGA Akihabara 2nd (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/akiba-gigo/)
SEGA Akihabara 3rd (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/akiba-new/)
SEGA Akihabara 4th (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/akiba-eki/)
SEGA Akihabara 5th (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/tnsb/akiba-5/)
SEGA Akita
SEGA ALPLAZA Kanazawa
SEGA Amagasaki Q'sMall
SEGA AMU PLAZA KUMAMOTO
SEGA AMU PLAZA MIYAZAKI
SEGA Anjyo (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/anjo/)
SEGA Ariake Garden
SEGA Asahi
SEGA Baydream shimizu
SEGA BOWL Ishioka
SEGA Center Minami (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/centerminami/)
SEGA Chiba
SEGA Collabocafe Stand Namba Sennichimae
SEGA Collabocafe Stand Sendai
SEGA Corowa koshien
SEGA Ebina
SEGA Fukui
SEGA FukuokaTenjin
SEGA Fukuroi
SEGA Hachinohe
SEGA Hanazono (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/saitama-hanazono/)
SEGA Higashi-Osaka
SEGA Hirosaki
SEGA Hiroshima Hondori
SEGA Hiwada
SEGA Ikebukuro GiGO (closed)
SEGA ikuwa
SEGA Imafuku (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/imafuku/)
SEGA Imaichi
SEGA Imure
SEGA Ise
SEGA Ishioka (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/ishioka/)
SEGA Ito-Yokado Kobuchi
SEGA Kagurazaka
SEGA Kaita
SEGA Kakegawa (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/kakegawa/)
SEGA Kamiotai mozowondercity
SEGA Kamiotai mozowondercity cinema Build
SEGA Kanayama
SEGA Kasugai
SEGA Kasumigaura (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/kasumigaura/)
SEGA Kawaguchi
SEGA Kobe umie Mosaic
SEGA Kobe umie SAUTHMALL
SEGA Kosei
SEGA Kurashiki (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/kurashiki/)
SEGA LaLaport Fujimi
SEGA LaLaport Koshien (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/koshien/)
SEGA LaLaport TOKYO-BAY
SEGA LECT Hiroshima
SEGA Machida (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/machida/)
SEGA mago Seki
SEGA Makuhari
SEGA Market square Sasashima
SEGA Marugame
SEGA Matsudo / SEGA Shin Yahashira (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/matsudo/)
SEGA Matsue
SEGA Matsumoto (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/matsumoto/)
SEGA Matsuyama
SEGA Minamimachida GrandberryPark KidsDiscovery (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/m_machida-kids/)
SEGA Minamimachida GrandberryPark WonderTheater (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/m_machida-theater/)
SEGA Mirai Nagasaki COCOWALK
SEGA Misto2
SEGA Mito (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/mito/)
SEGA Mitominami
SEGA Mizusawa (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/mizusawa/)
SEGA Nakoso
SEGA Namba-Avion
SEGA Natori Settsu Wings
SEGA Nishinasuno (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/nishinasuno/)
SEGA NitoriMall Hirakata
SEGA Nobeoka
SEGA Odawara Dynacity
SEGA Ogori (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/ogori/)
SEGA Okazaki
SEGA Onahama
SEGA Onomichi
SEGA Oyama
SEGA PhenixPlaza Maya
SEGA PRIME TREE AKAIKE (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/akaike/)
SEGA Ryugasaki
SEGA Saga-Takeo
SEGA Santomoon oasis
SEGA Sendai (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/sendai/)
SEGA Sendai Corona WORLD
SEGA Shin okubo「sepurish」
SEGA Shinjyuku Kabukicho
SEGA Shinmikuni Algo7
SEGA shinokubo
SEGA Shonai (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/shonai/)
SEGA SMARK Isesaki
SEGA Sonic-Train
SEGA Sunromoon Kagitagawa (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/suntomoon/)
SEGA Taiyaki Akihabara
SEGA Taiyaki Ikebukuro
SEGA Takamatsu (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/takamatsu/)
SEGA Takenotsuka
SEGA Tokorozawa (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/tokorozawa/)
SEGA Tokushima Suehiro-Bowl
SEGA Tokyo-DomeCity (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/tokyo-domecity/)
SEGA Tomei Bowl
SEGA Tottori
SEGA Toyota (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/toyota/)
SEGA Tsukashin
SEGA Ueda
SEGA Vivamall Neyagawa
SEGA Yokohama Chukagai
SEGA Yonezawa
SEGA Yono
SEGA VR AREA ABENO
SEGA VR AREA AKAIKE
SEGA VR AREA ISESAKI (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/vr-area_isesaki/)
SEGA VR AREA KAMIOTAI (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/vr-area_kamiotai/)
SEGA VR AREA MINAMIMACHIDA
SEGA VR AREA TAKAOKA
AGSQUARE Okaya
Amusement Place Gimic SEGA
CLUB SEGA AdvanceMall Matsuzaka
CLUB SEGA Chatan
CLUB SEGA Fujidera
CLUB SEGA HigashiUmeda (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/higashiumeda/)
CLUB SEGA Himeji-OS
CLUB SEGA Inage O2Park
CLUB SEGA Jiyugaoka
CLUB SEGA Nabari (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/nabari/)
CLUB SEGA Sagamiohno
CLUB SEGA Shinjuku-Nishiguchi
CLUB SEGA Shinsugita (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/shinsugita/)
CLUB SEGA Tachikawa
CLUB SEGA Tsunashima
SEGA AEONMALL Choshi
SEGA AEONMALL Kawaguchi
SEGA AEONMALL Kisogawa (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/kisogawa/)
SEGA AEONMALL Musasshimurayama
SEGA AEONMALL Okayama
SEGA AEONMALL Takaoka (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/takaoka/)
SEGA AEONTOWN Kanazawashimeno (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/kanazawa-shimeno/)
SEGA AEONTOWN Kariya
SEGA AEONTOWN Meisei
HI-TECH LAND SEGA Harbor-Place
HI-TECH LAND SEGA Ikegami (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/ikegami/)
HI-TECH LAND SEGA Nishinakajima
HI-TECH LAND SEGA Shibuya
HI-TECH LAND SEGA Tateishi (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/tateishi/)
HI-TECH SEGA Kasai
HI-TECH SEGA Kashiwa
HI-TECH SEGA Mominoki-Mura (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/mominokimura/)
HI-TECH SEGA Niihama
JUNGLE TREASURE
Kids Forest
Yawarakashirocoppe Akihabara (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/tnsb/shirocoppe_akihabara/)
Orbi Yokohama (https://orbi.sega.jp/) (closed)
SEGA WORLD Apollo
SEGA WORLD AquaWalk Ohgaki
SEGA WORLD Bisai
SEGA WORLD Fuchu (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/fuchu/)
SEGA WORLD Fujigrand
SEGA WORLD Fukushima
SEGA WORLD Fukuyama
SEGA WORLD Funabori
SEGA WORLD Furukawa
SEGA WORLD Fuse (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/fuse/)
SEGA WORLD Fussa
SEGA WORLD Higashiyamato
SEGA WORLD Hirakata
SEGA WORLD Hisai
SEGA WORLD Hitachi (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/hitachi/)
SEGA WORLD Iruma
SEGA WORLD Ishinomaki
SEGA WORLD Kagohara (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/kagohara/)
SEGA WORLD Kasai
SEGA WORLD Kitayamagata
SEGA WORLD Kuwana
SEGA WORLD Matsubara (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/matsubara/)
SEGA WORLD MEGA
SEGA WORLD Nakatsu (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/nakatsu/)
SEGA WORLD Narita
SEGA WORLD Numata (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/numata/)
SEGA WORLD Ohmachi
SEGA WORLD Ohmori (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/omori/)
SEGA WORLD Ohta
SEGA WORLD Osaka Izumi
SEGA WORLD Rokujizo
SEGA WORLD Sanuma (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/sanuma/)
SEGA WORLD Shirakawa
SEGA WORLD Sunspa-Omura
SEGA WORLD Tajimi
SEGA WORLD Takajyo
SEGA WORLD Takayama
SEGA WORLD Takefu
SEGA WORLD Tatebayashi (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/tatebayashi/)
SEGA WORLD Tiryu
SEGA WORLD Toyoshina (https://tempo.gendasega.jp/en/am/toyoshina/)
SEGA WORLD Ujina
SEGA WORLD Utsunomiya
SEGA WORLD Yonago
Sega WORLD Oe Taiwan (https://segaretro.org/Sega_World_Oe)
Sega WORLD Chiayi City (closed)
Sega WORLD Yilan County (closed)
Sega WORLD South Korea (closed)
Sega WORLD Shanghai (closed)
Sega WORLD Sydney (https://medium.com/fan-fare/remembering-sega-world-sydney-eaec10ab2682) (closed)
SegaWORLD London (https://segaretro.org/SegaWorld_London/History) (closed)
SEGA Prize Zone, Superbowl UK (https://www.superbowluk.co.uk/merthyr/sega-prize-zone/)
SEGA Prize Zone, Hatfield UK (closed)
SEGA Prize Zone, Southport UK (closed)
SEGA Prize Zone, West Midlands UK (closed)
Sega Megaworld Harrow UK (http://www.thetimenow.com/united_kingdom/harrow/amusements_and_arcades-58/sega_megaworld-698646)
Sega Megaworld Croydon UK (closed)
Sega Megaworld Romford UK (closed)
Planet Sega Queensway UK (closed)
SEGA Park (closed)
SEGA City (converted into GameWorks venues)
GameWorks  (https://www.gameworks.com/) (now owned by ExWorks Capital)
SS Mega World Indonesia (closed)
SEGA Republic (http://www.segarepublic.com/)  (closed)
SEGA Sammy Sports Arena (http://ariake-sportsarena.com/)

I'll updated the links later when I have the time.
Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong or missing something.

Notable link :
About GENDA SEGA Entertainment  (http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=4613.msg97736#msg97736)(formerly known as SEGA Entertainment)
About CA Joypolis (http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=4613.msg97738#msg97738) (formerly known as SEGA Live Creation)
About Sega Amusements International (http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=4613.msg97737#msg97737) (has been Management bought out but name unchanged)
About SEGA Sammy Creation (http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=4613.msg98013#msg98013) (Gaming Machine / Slot Manufacturer)

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And now the latest news...

The biggest CA SEGA JOYPOLIS was built in GuanZhou,China

(https://i.ibb.co/sWpck8X/CA-SEGA-JOYPOLIS.jpg)

In 2017, China Animations has acquired a majority stake in Sega Live Creation for 600 million yen.
After the ownership transitioned, China Animations renamed Sega Live Creation to CA Sega Joypolis Ltd, with Sega no-longer fully owning the parks.
The 3 Orbi venues remained under the ownership of Sega, and Sega Republic was later closed down after the Sega license expired.
Now four years later, the biggest CA SEGA JOYPOLIS will open this September 2021 !!! 
See the pictures here :

https://sonic.fandom.com/f/p/4400000000000141990 (https://sonic.fandom.com/f/p/4400000000000141990)
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on August 24, 2021, 09:39:25 am
So Joypolis is no longer owned by Sega... but will still have Sega's name and I pressume Sonic and other marketing?

Also, is it true that UK will get a Joypolis? Sounds like a Sega World UK all over again.
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on August 24, 2021, 08:06:18 pm
So Joypolis is no longer owned by Sega... but will still have Sega's name and I pressume Sonic and other marketing?

"Sega no-longer fully owning the parks"

so I think SEGA is still owning it, but just a small portion of ownership of course since majority ownership goes to China Animation.
 
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on August 24, 2021, 08:16:02 pm
Also, is it true that UK will get a Joypolis? Sounds like a Sega World UK all over again.

A potential location for the UK park is currently being sourced, operator reveals.
So I guess it might happened.
Article :

Sega Joypolis theme parks could be coming to the UK and US

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-MWJnabKl3AM/V34OfCKBsnI/AAAAAAAAk1I/PYf2XTBUy6gusZohkd0LgQ3Bp1m87sdywCKgB/s1600/18.jpg)

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“The Group is planning to develop CA SEGA JOYPOLIS in different places over the world with several partners in the PRC and the overseas,” the report reads.
“As for the overseas market, the Group has entered a memorandum of understanding with another international partner to select a location for launching theme park in the UK within approximately half a year and explore the possibility to launch theme parks in Europe, North America and elsewhere.”

Article : https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sega-joypolis-theme-parks-could-be-coming-to-the-uk-and-us/
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on August 25, 2021, 04:48:35 am
About GENDA (Global Entertainment Network for Dreams and Aspirations) and SEGA

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/678f62405186a53eacbe1c72878848da/tumblr_inline_onnovtBEQL1qi3rrf_500.jpg)

GENDA Co. is a Japanese entertainment corporation whose primary focus is on developing an “amusement” machine rental business, online crane machines, promotional sales, and business between the Chinese and United States markets.
GENDA held 85.1% of Sega Entertainment shares as of December 3, 2020, which means the voting rights for Sega Group‘s ownership ratio over Sega Entertainment now are 14.9%.
Additionally, Sega Entertainment was no longer be part of Sega Group’s consolidated subsidiaries.

It does not mean SEGA is leaving the arcade business.
SEGA will continue to develop and manufacture arcade games, as that division is still 100% owned by the SEGA Corporation and is separate from SEGA Entertainment.
SEGA will continue to make arcade games, this news just means they won’t be managing the arcade buildings.
SEGA has also said, via Famitsu, that SEGA will continue to develop arcade titles, but will shift some of its arcade development staff to the console business.

Links :
https://www.gendasega.jp/ (https://www.gendasega.jp/)
http://segabits.com/blog/2020/11/04/sega-leaves-japanese-arcade-management-business-selling-off-85-1-shares-to-chinese-company/ (http://segabits.com/blog/2020/11/04/sega-leaves-japanese-arcade-management-business-selling-off-85-1-shares-to-chinese-company/)
https://www.siliconera.com/genda-sega-entertainment-shares/ (https://www.siliconera.com/genda-sega-entertainment-shares/)
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on August 25, 2021, 05:03:37 am
About SEGA Amusements International Ltd. (SAI) and Management Buy Out

(https://s12.directupload.net/images/201113/f9yy6uu2.jpg)

Sega Amusements International (SAI) is an international company dedicated to the production, development, supply, support and distribution of amusement arcade games and merchandise.
Here on the other hand, instead of being sold to a bigger company in the space, it was bought from within and will give SEGA Amusements International (SAI) more freedom.
Paul William has setup Kaizen Entertainment as a holding company and initiated a “Management Buy Out” of SAI through that.
What this means is that everything that distributors, operators, and players see will remain the same – the Sega name will still show up on the games, and SAI will still be the name found on the booth at trade shows.
This also means that everyone who has been working at SAI is still there.

Links :
https://segaarcade.com/
https://arcadeheroes.com/2021/03/25/the-future-of-sega-amusements-international-the-sega-name-in-arcades/
http://www.kaizenentertainment.com/
http://segabits.com/blog/2021/04/15/sega-closes-sale-on-sega-amusements-international-and-what-it-means-for-the-future-of-western-sega-arcades/
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on August 25, 2021, 05:10:58 am
About CA Sega Joypolis

(https://i.ibb.co/4d6h3Wp/ca-sega-joypolis-segabits.png)

CA Sega Joypolis was renamed from Sega Live Creation, an independent company from SEGA Corporation Entertainment Park Division, on January 1st in 2017.
At the same time, they also moved out from SEGA Sammy Group and became a member of China Animation Group which listed in Hong Kong.
China Animation Group has been running trading business in manufacturing industry with entertainment companies and Japanese toy manufacturers.
Upon the foundation laid in manufacturing field, they are aiming to further grow our business in entertainment facilities, animation, and IP industry.

Links :
http://www.casegajp.com/en/
https://segaretro.org/Joypolis
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on August 25, 2021, 04:28:47 pm
A potential location for the UK park is currently being sourced, operator reveals.
So I guess it might happened.
Article :

Sega Joypolis theme parks could be coming to the UK and US

Article : https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sega-joypolis-theme-parks-could-be-coming-to-the-uk-and-us/ (https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sega-joypolis-theme-parks-could-be-coming-to-the-uk-and-us/)
This rekindles me Sega World London hopes that died out long a go.
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on August 29, 2021, 12:26:47 am
The Best SEGA Arcade in AKIHABARA!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2szbBks0e0
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on August 29, 2021, 09:47:38 am
Oooooooohhoooohoo! I would love to go!

I recall telling you how crap UK arcades are usually are... at least the arcades I've been to. Never been a major cities arcade but I imagine it's just gambling machines.
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on August 31, 2021, 12:35:12 am
Sega Atlus Channel Will Be Held During TGS 2021

(https://sega.jp/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/210830_1_1.jpg)

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Sega and Atlus announced their Tokyo Game Show events, and it’s kicking things off with a Sega Atlus Channel, official website, and social media campaign.
There will be Sega and Atlus TGS 2021 news offered between October 1-3, 2021.
Also, people who share pictures on Twitter with #Love_Sega until September 12, 2021 might have those photos included in promotional efforts for the companies and their events.

Article : https://www.siliconera.com/sega-atlus-channel-will-be-held-during-tgs-2021/ (https://www.siliconera.com/sega-atlus-channel-will-be-held-during-tgs-2021/)
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on August 31, 2021, 09:48:01 pm
Reminder : SEGA’s Ikebukuro GiGO arcade in Tokyo set to close on September 20, 2021

(http://segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Ikebukuro.jpg)

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The GiGO location in Ikebukuro, owned by the newly-named Genda Sega, will shut its doors on September 20, it has been confirmed by Takashi Kataoka, chairman of Genda Inc in a Twitter statement.
This follows the closure of another famous Sega location in Tokyo, the Sega Building No 2 in Akihabara last August.

Articles :
http://segabits.com/blog/2021/08/04/segas-ikebukuro-gigo-arcade-in-tokyo-set-to-close-on-september-20-2021/
https://www.intergameonline.com/coin-op/news/famous-sega-tokyo-arcade-to-close
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 01, 2021, 05:55:49 am
It' a pity. Never went to Japan let alone Ikebukuro, but I always thought it was cool for Sega to have that piece of Ikebukuro all to themselves... until September.
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on September 02, 2021, 08:04:46 pm
About SEGA SAMMY CREATION

(https://i.ibb.co/Z6kxHVN/Genesis-Crest-from-Sega-Sammy.jpg)

SEGA SAMMY CREATION is a gaming machine manufacturer that utilizes its wealth of creativity, entertainment experience and technology to produce products that offer new and exciting experiences.
Their latest creation was Genesis Crest. Read more about it here (http://segabits.com/blog/2020/12/17/sega-sammy-creations-announces-new-arcade-cabinet-called-genesis-crest/).
To be frank, gaming machine is just a convenient words for what we know as "gambling machine" or "slot machines" that creates a game of chance for its customers.
Gaming machines can be found in bars, gas stations, small convenience stores, arcade centers, and bodegas in some countries that allowed it, like Singapore, UK, or USA.
My country, Indonesia, never allow anything related to gambling, so I never seen any of them here. I know that they still exist here, but illegally.

Link : https://www.segasammycreation.com/en/
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on September 02, 2021, 08:11:55 pm
Bragg’s Wild Streak Gaming Extends Deal with Sega Sammy Creation

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/9575b299bbc2fbf30ac6b1eb107a40aa/08dbc054cf9ee555-14/s540x810/67dfa0a5888de7dbd9c587d298a4dfd932eea10d.png)

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Doug Fallon, Managing Director of Group Content at Bragg and founder of Wild Streak, said:
“We have really enjoyed working with the Sega Sammy Creation team on the development of Congo Cash and Fairy Dust.
We share a passion for delivering a next-level casino gaming experience as the Sega Sammy team continues to grow their global presence.
We are very excited to be extending our relationship to include Dragon Power and Egyptian Magic, which have seen phenomenal popularity online and can’t wait to bring them to land based casinos under this partnership.” 

Article : https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210902005058/en
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on September 03, 2021, 11:49:43 am
Take a Virtual Tour of SEGA’s Retro Game Floor in Akihabara

(https://tempo.gendasega.jp/Portals/0/images/tempo/akiba-new-01.jpg)

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Ever wanted to explore one of Japan’s greatest retro arcades from the comfort of your own home?
Now you can thanks to this wonderful virtual recreation of SEGA’s Retro Game Floor that is currently located in Akihabara Building 3 in Tokyo, Japan. 

Article : https://www.segadriven.com/2021/08/take-a-virtual-tour-of-segas-retro-game-floor-in-akihabara/
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 03, 2021, 12:00:23 pm
VR time!
*Puts Rift S on.*
Actually doesn't seem to work for me.
*Tries a few more time*
I don't think this is for the Oculus Rift S...
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on September 03, 2021, 12:09:42 pm
VR time!
*Puts Rift S on.*Actually doesn't seem to work for me.
It worked fine on me (without VR peripheral of course).

Same link right?

https://my.matterport.com/show/?ref=tw&m=3rmnPWnWbhh&fbclid=IwAR3RHAYouYW9LYFe20TzFKpqKmDSr8qLxn88nncfeLYOZqQ5FZMRbsOwvvU
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 03, 2021, 12:10:10 pm
It worked fine on me (without VR peripheral of course).

Same link right?

https://my.matterport.com/show/?ref=tw&m=3rmnPWnWbhh&fbclid=IwAR3RHAYouYW9LYFe20TzFKpqKmDSr8qLxn88nncfeLYOZqQ5FZMRbsOwvvU (https://my.matterport.com/show/?ref=tw&m=3rmnPWnWbhh&fbclid=IwAR3RHAYouYW9LYFe20TzFKpqKmDSr8qLxn88nncfeLYOZqQ5FZMRbsOwvvU)
Oh it works fine as it is... just not for Oculus Rift S I guess.
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 03, 2021, 12:15:20 pm
Oh wow! This arcade has some really old arcade machines and games, Like, '80s old! What will happen to these machines once the place close down?
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on September 03, 2021, 12:19:09 pm
Oh wow! This arcade has some really old arcade machines and games, Like, '80s old! What will happen to these machines once the place close down?

Goes to the auction and ended up in the hand of rich collectors, I guess.
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 03, 2021, 12:19:46 pm
Goes to the auction and ended up in the hand of rich collectors, I guess.
The thought of that makes me cringe. There appears to be the first ever arcade game here.
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on September 08, 2021, 12:14:19 am
Joypolis Guangzhou is building a remarkable Golden Horse roller coaster

(https://i.ibb.co/PWFjpjY/Guangzhou-SEGA-Joypolis.jpg)

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Guangzhou SEGA Joypolis promises to offer about forty attractions, including a roller coaster.
This one will contain a spike that will be three stories high.
The train will be launched several times and race through a track of 428 meters.

Article : https://themeparkfreaks.eu/2021/08/joypolis-guangzhou-bouwt-aan-opmerkelijke-golden-horse-achtbaan/
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on September 08, 2021, 12:17:46 am
SEGAWORLD 1996 Corporate Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOALZHBfLTM

Quote
SEGA Forever : "SEGAWORLD opened its doors in London, England 25 years ago today!
Did you ever visit?  Share your memories with us!
We've unearthed a corporate promotional video from our archives. Take a look!"

Source : https://twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/1435346581755240455
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 08, 2021, 11:02:59 am
SEGAWORLD 1996 Corporate Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOALZHBfLTM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOALZHBfLTM)

Source : https://twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/1435346581755240455 (https://twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/1435346581755240455)
I really wanted to go... a part of me still does.
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on September 08, 2021, 08:55:24 pm
I really wanted to go... a part of me still does.

Then what you need is ...

(https://c.tenor.com/AAILQrdXRqoAAAAM/phone-booth.gif)
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 08, 2021, 10:20:09 pm
Then what you need is ...

(https://c.tenor.com/AAILQrdXRqoAAAAM/phone-booth.gif)
My TARDIS is in the shop. The multi-loop stabalizer was faulty.
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on September 20, 2021, 01:26:35 am
A pic of big Sonic Statue in Superbowl UK, Merthyr, South Wales

(https://i.ibb.co/CbQZWT5/Sonic-Statue-in-Superbowl-UK-Merthyr-South-Wales.jpg)

Taken recently by a member of Sonic Facebook Group.
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 20, 2021, 09:09:48 am
"Don't worry. There are still 200 SEGA arcade centers in Japan." (https://twitter.com/SEGAbits/status/1439951436054503428?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet)
What do you mean by former Segabits member? As far as I'm aware we're usually the only two on here.
I mean, I bet there's probably a Discord, Twitter or whatnot Segabits out there but I'm not that savvy for them.

A pic of big Sonic Statue in Superbowl UK, Merthyr, South Wales

(https://i.ibb.co/CbQZWT5/Sonic-Statue-in-Superbowl-UK-Merthyr-South-Wales.jpg)

Taken recently by a member of Sonic Facebook Group.
I can't recall if I ever been to Merthyr Tydfil... but if I am ever there again I'll be sure to look for it. They have a Sega Prize Zone (https://www.superbowluk.co.uk/merthyr/sega-prize-zone/).
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on September 20, 2021, 08:02:23 pm
"Don't worry. There are still 200 SEGA arcade centers in Japan." (https://twitter.com/SEGAbits/status/1439951436054503428?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet)
What do you mean by former Segabits member? As far as I'm aware we're usually the only two on here.
I mean, I bet there's probably a Discord, Twitter or whatnot Segabits out there but I'm not that savvy for them.

We are not just members anymore.
We are now a thread authors, a topic starters.
We are Statler and Waldorf of this forum.  ;-D

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/de/5e/ce/de5ece654d59a289b2e099848a3ec058.png)

I can't recall if I ever been to Merthyr Tydfil... but if I am ever there again I'll be sure to look for it. They have a Sega Prize Zone (https://www.superbowluk.co.uk/merthyr/sega-prize-zone/).

Nice to see there are Daytona and Jurassic Park arcade on the site.
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 20, 2021, 08:11:25 pm
We are not just members anymore.
We are now a thread authors, a topic starters.
We are Statler and Waldorf of this forum.  ;-D

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/de/5e/ce/de5ece654d59a289b2e099848a3ec058.png)
DOH-HOHOHOHOHO!
Nice to see there are Daytona and Jurassic Park arcade on the site.
So I have been to Merthyr Tydfil before but it was a long time a go and probably have no memory of it because it was during one of those times in our lives we don't like to talk about.
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on September 20, 2021, 08:22:38 pm
DOH-HOHOHOHOHO!

Just like Muppet Show, back then we sometimes got guest star in this forum.
Mostly indie developers, but I still remember Julian Mehlfeld from SEGA of America had visited and commented on this forum.
He's at WB Games now I believe.

So I have been to Merthyr Tydfil before but it was a long time a go and probably have no memory of it because it was during one of those times in our lives we don't like to talk about.

Then when pandemic is over, it's time to replace those memories with nice SEGA related ones there.
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 20, 2021, 08:30:42 pm
Then when pandemic is over, it's time to replace those memories with nice SEGA related ones there.
If I ever get the time and there is a train route then maybe I'll visit it.
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on September 23, 2021, 12:29:04 am
Sega Ikebukuro Gigo Arcade Center marks the end of its 28-year-run

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRaI9N_UxV0
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 23, 2021, 12:01:26 pm
I hope I get to visit a Sega arcade someday.
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on October 04, 2021, 12:25:00 am
SEGA Amusements International at IAAPA Expo Europe 2021 (Barcelona, Spain)
Next IAAPA Expo Europe 2022 would be held in London, UK


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsHH6yaGPWs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2jxmSXN_j4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh-lGOV_al8

Quote
"We are thrilled to announce the launch of brand-new games at IAAPA Expo Europe.
In addition to these exciting games, we have a range of our hit products on our booths 2-929 & 2-1229.
IAAPA Expo Europe takes place from 28th to 30th September at Fira Barcelona Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain.
Thank you for Attending IAAPA Expo Europe 2021. See you in London in 2022!"

Link : https://www.segaarcade.com/page/exhibitions
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on October 17, 2021, 08:07:29 pm
Sega Ikebukuro Arcade is Reopening Just Across the Street

(http://segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Ikebukuro.jpg)

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The original Ikebukuro Sega arcade location closed its doors on September 20, 2021, after 28 years of operation.
The new Sega Ikebukuro arcade is reopening on October 22, 2021, as part of GENDA Sega’s three-part Ikebukuro Project.

Article : https://www.siliconera.com/sega-ikebukuro-arcade-is-reopening-just-across-the-street/
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on October 17, 2021, 08:20:14 pm
Sega Ikebukuro Arcade is Reopening Just Across the Street

(http://segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Ikebukuro.jpg)

Article : https://www.siliconera.com/sega-ikebukuro-arcade-is-reopening-just-across-the-street/ (https://www.siliconera.com/sega-ikebukuro-arcade-is-reopening-just-across-the-street/)
Wa-a-a-ait, so all that sad news of one of Sega's most iconic arcades closing down... and they're just re-opening across the street?
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on October 17, 2021, 08:26:11 pm
Wa-a-a-ait, so all that sad news of one of Sega's most iconic arcades closing down... and they're just re-opening across the street?

Indeed, lol.

(https://pics.me.me/your-lie-tn-april-2-my-tears-give-me-back-32739877.png)
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on October 17, 2021, 08:32:25 pm
Indeed, lol.

(https://pics.me.me/your-lie-tn-april-2-my-tears-give-me-back-32739877.png)
Dammit, that's like saying fairwel to someone only to find out they're moving elsewhere in town.
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on October 25, 2021, 12:38:07 am
VR Agent (by 3MindWave & Sega Amusements) Preview Trailer
This will debut in the West at IAAPA 2021 (3rd week of November)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvETWLp4IUI
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on October 26, 2021, 01:00:07 am
Sega trademarks Sega Sapporo Studio in Japan

(https://www.gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Sega-Trademarks_10-25-21-768x432.jpg)

Article : https://www.gematsu.com/2021/10/sega-trademarks-sega-sapporo-studio-in-japan
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on October 31, 2021, 09:29:38 pm
Sega are pulling out all the stops for IAAPA 2021!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7VE_0trtLY

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We are pulling out all the stops to make this IAAPA an unmissable event for operators!
Our booth 1315 will focus on our latest top-performing games designed to attract and entertain visitors and ultimately boost your business performance.
The show takes place from 16th to 19th November at the Orange County Convention Centre, Orlando, in the Sunshine State, Florida, USA.

Article : https://segaarcade.com/news/sega-amusements-international-is-pulling-out-all-the-stops-to-make-this-iaapa-an-unmissable-event-for-operators
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on November 05, 2021, 12:17:05 am
Be The First to Experience SEGA's Men in Black Arcade
on SEGA’s booth 1315 at IAAPA from 16th to 19th November


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Oj8XcvgeHA

(https://i.ibb.co/yqdtdFz/SEGA-Men-In-Black-Game.jpg)

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Men in Black is presented in a stunning, new, retro-futuristic cabinet that takes design cues from the film’s iconic MIB headquarters.
A huge chrome UFO with lighting hovers above the screen and draws players to the game.
The cabinet also features a “infinity mirror” control panel, “Neuralyzer” prop, reactive LED lighting and dual Tri-Barrel Plasma guns that are straight out of the movies, creating a sensational attraction on location that invites players of all ages.
Missions, routes, enemies and bosses change every time you play, thus creating a challenging yet fun gameplay experience that excites players every time.
Furthermore, at the end of each game, players are teased with the next mission to encourage repeat play.

Source : https://segaarcade.com/news/suit-up-agents-its-time-to-protect-the-earth-from-aliens
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on November 06, 2021, 12:09:12 am
SEGA Sammy Creation - Jackpot Rings series

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlUsTEOz0iI

SEGA Sammy Creation - Panda's Treasure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PV0L389qGss

SEGA Sammy Creation - Pirate’s Treasure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlmxsatRnAM
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on November 06, 2021, 12:25:15 am
TOKYO JOYPOLIS INFORMATION (ENGLISH) - NOVEMBER 2021 UPDATE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xq6SD7TcV3g
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on November 06, 2021, 08:26:31 pm
These attractions are so cool! Wish I can just pop over to Japan and play.
Granted most of these machines look like they will make me throw up due to motion sickness... but so cool!
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on November 20, 2021, 08:19:58 pm
Those motion machines made me remember G-Loc arcade machine (https://segaretro.org/G-LOC:_Air_Battle)..
I only had tried once but they were so fascinating back then..


(https://segaretro.org/images/thumb/e/e7/GLocR360_Arcade_Cabinet.jpg/634px-GLocR360_Arcade_Cabinet.jpg)
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on November 20, 2021, 08:20:39 pm
IAAPA 2021 - I Became an MiB Agent In SEGA's Men In Black

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH5SEoMfQyE
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on November 21, 2021, 12:31:38 am
IAAPA 2021 - Race Exotic Locations In SEGA's Jet Blaster

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pP3G-uH6pEw
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on November 23, 2021, 01:09:59 am
IAAPA 2021 - Choosing To Accept Mission: Impossible Arcade Deluxe by SEGA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmI_A0tDzRs
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on November 23, 2021, 01:10:51 am
Touring the Sega Amusements Booth, IAAPA 2021 | Arcade Heroes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C9oEhsHVu4
Title: Re: Amusements For All !!! - JOYPOLIS and other SEGA Amusement Parks Thread
Post by: Berto on December 01, 2021, 02:45:45 am
Sega Amusements: Best of IAAPA 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obog3nk42ns