Tiny models of classic Sega sit-down arcade games

Space Harrier. Super Hang-On. Out Run. Thunderblade. All are immortal hydraulic monsters released to arcades by Sega in the mid-1980s. And all are now tiny wee things that sit on your desk. There's a secret fifth game, which is probably Afterburner, and the set will be $49 when it ships in April: you can already pre-order it at NCSX. These little fellas are really small -- about 10cm long -- but I wonder how hard it would be to make something similar with a real LCD display, running the (emulated) game in question. PocketCultMame springs to mind... Sega Taikan Game Collection - Import Preorder [NCSX via GameSetWatch] Update: Francesco writes:
A couple of weeks ago during the 48th Shizuoka Hobby Show I spotted the 5th "secret" model that as ROB predicted is AFTER BURNER. From the photos I took it's possibile to see that these new models are super detailed and way better than the 2 years old miniature racde machines models released by SEGA for the crane games. All the best from Tokyo!

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6 Responses to Tiny models of classic Sega sit-down arcade games

  1. Reverend Loki says:

    I was really excited about this.. until I realized these were models only, and not little playable hand-held game machines. That lack of functionality reduced this from “OMG I must have this!” to “How cute”.

  2. professor pedro says:

    Technical question: With IE the images are hidden behind a transparent BMP. With Firefox, I can save the JPG. What’s up with that?

  3. Rob Beschizza says:

    That’s very weird and it isn’t supposed to do that. Hang on.

  4. professor pedro says:

    Not a big deal. I’m using IE 7 on XP and Sharpreader RSS reader. It just started happening today.

  5. Rob Beschizza says:

    Pedro, I can’t replicate your issue in IE — I’m on Windows 7 beta, however.

    There’s no spaceball or other antidownload mechanism installed, though, just plain embedded jpgs. The only thing that I can think of is Moveable Type’s weird insistence on wrapping images in span tags.

  6. eustace says:

    Wowz! That accident with the shrink ray had me blue – I thought I would never play SuperHangOn again – but no…

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