THE SEGA ARCADE REVOLUTION: A HISTORY IN 62 GAMES

Ken Horowitz

 

Long before it took the home video game console market by storm, Sega was already an arcade powerhouse. Parlaying its dominance in coin-operated machines into the home video game boom of the 1980s, the Japan-based company soon expanded with branches in Europe and the U.S., and continues to lead the gaming industry in design and quality.


Drawing on interviews with former developers and hundreds of documents, this history follows the rise of Sega, from its electromechanical machines of the mid–1960s to the acquisition of Gremlin Industries to its 2003 merger with Sammy Corporation. Sixty-two of Sega’s most popular and groundbreaking games are explored.

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

ENGLISH ISBN: 9781476672250 Year: 2018 Pages: 310

FRENCH ISBN: 9782377841295 Year: 2020 Pages: 280


OTHER NAMES

  • LA RÉVOLUTION ARCADE DE SEGA. DE 1945 À NOS JOURS

COMPANIES

  • Sega

HARDWARE

  • Mega-Tech Arcade System

GAMES

  • After Burner

  • Alien Storm

  • Alien Syndrome

  • Altered Beast

  • Astron Belt

  • Aurail

  • Bonanza Bros.

  • Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom

  • Carnival

  • Choplifter

  • Columns

  • Congo Bongo

  • Crazy Taxi

  • Daytona USA

  • Daytona USA 2: Battle on the Edge

  • Die Hard Arcade

  • Eliminator

  • Fantasy Zone

  • Fighting Vipers

  • Flicky

  • Frogger

  • Gain Ground

  • Galaxy Force

  • Galaxy Force II

  • Golden Axe

  • Hang-On

  • Head-On

  • Monaco GP

  • Ninja Princess

  • OutRun

  • Pengo

  • Planet Harriers

  • Power Drift

  • Quartet

  • Rad Mobile

  • SDI (Strategic Defense Initiative)

  • Sega R360

  • Sega Rally Championship

  • Shinobi

  • Sonic the Hedgehog

  • Space Fury

  • Space Harrier

  • Spikeout: Digital Battle Online

  • Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator

  • SUBROC-3D

  • Super Hang-On

  • Super Monaco GP

  • The House of the Dead

  • Thunder Blade

  • Time Traveler

  • Top Skater

  • Turbo

  • Virtua Cop

  • Virtua Cop 2

  • Virtua Fighter

  • Virtua Fighter 2

  • Virtua Racing

  • Virtual-On: Cyber Troopers

  • Wonder Boy

  • Wonder Boy in Monster Land

  • Zaxxon

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