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Dream Catcher
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
JP
1989-08 ¥?  ?



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Dream Catcher (ドリームキャッチャー) is a crane game released by Sega in 1989.

It is effectively a four-player variant of the UFO Catcher, with a rounded shape that was designed to stand alone in the centre of a venue, accessible from all sides. However, if this was not possible due to space constraints, Dream Catcher has the unique ability to be split in half, creating a pair of two-player, hemispherical UFO Catchers that are placed against a wall like traditional units. The game otherwise operates in much the same way as UFO Catcher.

Dream Catcher was designed with young female players in mind. Graphics on the cabinet's glass windows depict a fairy-tale scene, and the UFO mechanism itself was transformed into a Cinderella-esque carriage. The machine's BGM music consisted of tunes from popular female idol singers of the time, such as Yui Asaka.

While in development, Dream Catcher was called Milky Wagon. Remnants of this name remain in the MKW prefix of Dream Catcher's part numbers.[1]

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References

  1. http://sega-interactive.co.jp/special/history/title/dreamcatcher.html


Games in the UFO Catcher Series
UFO Catcher (1985) | UFO Catcher DX (1987) | UFO Catcher DX II (1990) | New UFO Catcher (1991) | UFO Catcher Excellent (1994) | UFO Catcher 21 (1996) | UFO Catcher 7 (2001) | UFO Catcher 8 (2008) | UFO Catcher 9 (2016)
UFO Catcher Mini (1991) | UFO Catcher 800 (1998) | Baby UFO (1998) | UFO Catcher 7 Max Edition (2003) | UFO Catcher 7 Second (2004) | Sega UFO Catcher (2006) | UFO Colon (2007) | UFO Catcher Double (2009) | UFO Balance Catcher (2010) | UFO Catcher 8 Second (2011) | UFO Catcher 9 Second (2017) | UFO Catcher Triple (2017)
Dream Catcher Games
Dream Catcher (1989) | Dream Catcher Re-dress (199x) | UFO Dream Catcher (2008)
Dream Palace Games
Dream Palace (1992) | Dream Palace II (199x) | Dream Palace 3 (2016)
UFO Á La Carte Games
UFO À La Carte (1996) | UFO À La Carte II (2002) | UFO À La Carte DX (2009)
Others
Dream Town (1990) | UFO Circus Land (1992) | UFO SegaSonic (1992) | School Kids (1993) | Dream Kitchen (1994) | Aqua Paradise (1995) | UFO Pusher (1995) | UFO Pusher Twin (1995) | Funky Dice (1996) | Prize Sensor (1998) | Paradise Carry (1996) | Super Guru Guru Station (2000) | UFO Prize Stage (2000) | Dream Throne (2002) | UFO Dream Town JP (2004)
Space Crane (1986) | Super Chance (1987) | Diga Mart (1984)