My local Sega Park arcade (Southampton UK) **NOW CLOSED**

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rjay63
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My local Sega Park arcade (Southampton UK) **NOW CLOSED**

Post#1 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:49 pm

OK I mentioned I will do a post on this subject so here we go. I used to frequent this place regularly between 1996-2008 until they stopped bringing in interesting new titles. Here's a stiched together picture from 2010, it hasn't changed much since then!
Note: These pictures were taken from http://www.jammaplus.co.uk/forum/forum_ ... outhampton

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Here are some of my coin-op 'save cards' I've kept in my collection.

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I also use to visit the arcades in Central London (Funland Trocadero, Namco Station etc) as they would have the latest coin-ops. Unfortunately Funland closed last year.

I also wrote some game guides for arcades back in the day. You can view them here at: http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recogn ... tml?type=1. Some of them you'll know better as Dreamcast titles! ;)

Any questions please ask!
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Re: My local Sega Park arcade (Southampton UK)

Post#2 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:18 pm

Did they have Planet Harriers?

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Re: My local Sega Park arcade (Southampton UK)

Post#3 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:42 pm

Unfortunately not....although the old Sega Park in Bournemouth had one on location test back in 2000. A few years later I managed to find a Planet Harriers machine locally which I played until that arcade closed. Those type of games were not commercially popular in UK arcades and it only had a minor release.
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Re: My local Sega Park arcade (Southampton UK)

Post#4 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:04 pm

What strikes me most about the place is how empty it is. Quite sad really.

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Re: My local Sega Park arcade (Southampton UK)

Post#5 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:06 am

What titles from the Dreamcast do they have there?:)
(or the other way around if you like)
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Re: My local Sega Park arcade (Southampton UK)

Post#6 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:26 pm

Scandinavian:

The only 'Dreamcast' title that remains is Ferrari F355 Challenge 2 (a reverse conversion of the console game) which you can see at the entrance. NAOMI>Dreamcast titles were present in Sega Park between 1998-2002. Heres a list:

1998 House Of The Dead 2
1999 Crazy Taxi
1999 Zombie Revenge
1999 Virtua Tennis
1999 Ferrari F355 Challenge (both twin type and full size)
2000 18 Wheeler
2000 Marvel Vs Capcom 2
2000 Capcom Vs SNK
2001 Capcom Vs SNK 2
2001 Virtua Tennis 2
2001 Confidential Mission
2002 Border Down (location test)

The Sega Park in Bournemouth was a location test site for many arcade games until 2003. They had one of the only Samba De Amigo coin-ops in the country.
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Re: My local Sega Park arcade (Southampton UK)

Post#7 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:41 pm

Sounds like a really cool place:)
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Re: My local Sega Park arcade (Southampton UK)

Post#8 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:09 pm

Wouldn't Konami's DDR been there around that time ? Also NBA Hoopz ? If so, that would be two other DC games. I'm guessing they would also have had Daytona USA and Sega Rally ? Plus, and I'm stretching it here, Metal Slug. Those three are all playable, in one form or another, on Dreamcast.

The only arcade near me is a 30 mile ride to a seaside town they forgot to tear down. It's a dirty, decrepit and ramshackle old place which is full of ancient fruit machines. But in one corner sits a wraparound screen F355 and a Sega Rally machine. Last time I tried to sit in front of Sega Rally I could barely fit on to the seat......I let a 7 year old kid have my ride instead ! lol

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Re: My local Sega Park arcade (Southampton UK)

Post#9 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:07 am

Neohound:

My list was referring to NAOMI>Dreamcast however Sega Park did indeed have games running on other hardware that were converted. They include Marvel Vs Capcom 1, Sega Rally 2 and Street Fighter 3: New Generation. NBA Hoopz was never in Sega Park but we did have Dancing Stage Euromix which was only converted to PS1.

Sega Park was a cool place but isn't anymore (for me anyway). The owners haven't brought any new titles in for the past two years and seem more interested in their fruit machine operations. I should also point out it's 'Sega Park' by name only; Sega themselved stopped being involved in this arcade many years ago. If you live in the UK and are interested in the latest Sega coin-ops, a trip to Bowlplex is your best bet. I visited the one in Portsmouth yesterday to play Operation GHOST (sequel to GHOST Squad).
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Re: My local Sega Park arcade (Southampton UK)

Post#10 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:03 am

A little bit oftopic, but i guess this is the best place to write it (you WILL hate me for this)
I have been to Dubai mall where Sega Republic is, without visiting the place!
I had a really good excuse though:P
PSO Dreamcast: Felix (FOnewearl Lv 115)

Dreamcast Pal (bought brand new last year), BBA, VGA adapter with HDMI converter (720p), Sd card with 32 gb memory and retail PHANTASY STAR ONLINE V2
-Does it get any better for a Dreamcaster:D?

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