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Halfpipe Canyon
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Number of players: 2-4 (original), 4-8 (Halfpipe Tokyo)
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
JP
1996-07-12 (original) ¥?  ?
Arcade
UK
2012 (Halfpipe Tokyo) £?  ?


Halfpipe Canyon is an interactive ride created by Sega in 1996 for its flagship theme park, Tokyo Joypolis. In 2009, the ride was also installed as a major attraction at Sega Republic.[1]

Gameplay

Two teams of two riders each strap onto a large "skateboard", which swings back and forth on a 7 meter tall halfpipe at speeds of 40 km/h. As with all Sega rides, Halfpipe Canyon includes an interactive element: when the skateboard reaches the top of its swing, teams gain points for stomping left-right-left-right on the board's footpedals in sychronization. If the players time their stomps correctly, the board does a 360 degree spin, and the team wins points. At the end of the ride, the team with the most points wins.[2]

Halfpipe Tokyo

In 2012, the Halfpipe Canyon ride at Tokyo Joypolis was revamped as part of major renovations to the park. The new version of the ride is called Halfpipe Tokyo (ハーフパイプ トーキョー) and features futuristic LED accents, large LCD screens for displaying scores and videos, and a fast-paced electronic soundtrack consisting of songs by famous dojin artists, including Masayoshi Minoshima, members of IOSYS, Tsukasa, zts and others.[3]

An official soundtrack album for the ride was released by Joypolis as a digital download on Amazon and iTunes, combined with songs from the arcade title Maimai GreeN, which shares much of Halfpipe Toyko's music.[4] Halfpipe Tokyo also doubles the capacity of the original Halfpipe Canyon, allowing four teams to play simultaneously.

Gallery

References

  1. http://blogs.sega.com/2009/08/21/sega-republic-opens-in-dubai/
  2. https://towersstreet.com/talk/threads/arabian-adventure-ferarri-world-more.3372/
  3. http://www.joshuatly.com/halfpipe-tokyo-sega-tokyo-joypolis-part-2/
  4. https://www.amazon.com/HALFPIPE-Original-Soundtrack-Various-artists/dp/B00ADKS3VA/