From SEGAbits with Love – new SEGA-themed Valentines are here!


Last year we presented a collection of print-and-cut-out SEGAbits themed Valentines, and this year we’re doing it again! We’re sharing these a day early to give SEGA fans time to prepare. Simply print, cut-out and give (or tweet or instagram or Facebook post) a SEGA Valentine to the man or woman in your life, and pretty soon they’ll be on you like an E-19 Egg Keeper (Sonic Adventure enemy reference, look it up). Have a happy Valentine’s day tomorrow!

After the break, double your love by checking out our Valentines from last year.

Updated: Code of Joker revealed to be a Japanese digital card arcade game

Move along, folks. Nothing to see here. SEGA of Japan’s mystery game, Code of Joker, has been revealed by Famitsu to be a digital card game for mobile phones arcades. Famitsu describes the game as a “digital trading card game” and notes that people who attend events at select locations tomorrow in Japan will receive digital gifts including a ” login bonus stamp at the start of the game”.  The game most likely will not see release outside of Japan given SEGA’s past mobile trading card arcade titles.

Update: Seems the game is not for mobile phones, but is rather for arcades. It is still, however, a card game. The mobile phone mixup came from the mention of players mobile phones, which is actually referring to an “Aime card“. Players use physical Aime cards to access their data on arcade machines, much like the old idea of using a VMU with arcade machines. Players can also access their Aime card data via their mobile phones.

Thanks to SEGAbits forum member Aki-at for the heads up!

Say “I Love You” SEGA Style With These SEGAbits Valentines!

Flowers, candy and an expensive meal got nothing on these SEGA themed Valentines! Consider these our gift to you, and your key to a successful Valentine’s Day. Once you give one of these babies to the man or woman of your dreams, they’ll be asking to join you in a game of Samba de Amigo Version 2000’s “Love Love” mode or beg you to play some Heart Attack mode in Outrun Online Arcade. What you do after that is up to you. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Check out our new review score cards!

Check out our review cards. These cards will now go on the bottom of our reviews to display scores. I hope you guys like the art. The artwork for the Amigo heads was done by our forum member, Radrappy. Thanks for submitting!

As for the design of the card, that credit goes to our lovely staff member, Barry The Nomad. Tell us what you think! See the rest after the break.

New Gettenka Trailers

A couple more Gettenka trailers for you to ponder over.
Gettenka being an Arcade/DS game aimed at Japanese children. So far you can only get this game in Japan. Where they like to get the kids hooked on collecting cards and playing arcade games young. Hell, I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s some kind of anime/cartoon in the works too.

What’s it about? I don’t even think the developers know, but you seem to insert the cards you collect into the game and they give you’re character new items or clothes or powers or something.

Hit the jump for the second trailer.

Transformers Arcade Trailer

Here is the first trailer for both of Sega’s new Transformers Arcade games. The games are quite obviously geared towards a much younger audience.

Like many of Sega’s recent Arcade games this one requires you to collect real world playing cards with transformers on them then you can scan them into the game and use the transformer on the card. It appears that the same cards work on both machines.

One game is seems to be a simple onrail shooter where you play as your selected autobot and then shoot down other transformers. The other is a racer, I’m less clear on what this one involves but you seem to have to switch between your ‘car’ mode and ‘robot’ mode to chase down other transformers.