Aquarena

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Aquarena
System(s): Large attraction
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Number of players: 1-30
Release Date RRP Code
Medium-scale attraction
JP
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Aquarena (アクアリーナ) is a large attraction developed by Sega AM5 for use in Sega's Joypolis venues during the late 1990s and 2000s. It used an early version of the technology later seen in Fish Life to provide an interactive aquarium environment for visitors.[1]

Description

Aquarena is a virtual aquarium attraction, which can hold a capacity of up to 30 people. In it, three large 100-inch screens and several other smaller monitors simulate various types of fish through the use of computer-generated imagery. These, including sperm whales and dolphins, can be interacted with through the use of touch-screen technology.[3]

Locations

The first installation of Aquarena was at Kyoto Joypolis as part of its September 1997 opening.[2] By June 1999, the attraction had been relocated to the second floor of Tokyo Joypolis,[4] where it would remain into the 2000s. Technology inspired by Aquarena appears to still remain in the park as side attractions, and its success ensured a larger scale modified version as part of the Fish On Chips restaurant in Oasis Park.[1]

Gallery

Magazine articles

Main article: Aquarena/Magazine articles.

References

Large attractions
Arcade
Sega Super Circuit | CCD Cart | Cyber Dome | Ghost Hunters | Astronomicon | Virtual Shooting | VR-1 | Rail Chase: The Ride | Mad Bazooka | Aqua Nova | Halfpipe Canyon | Time Fall | Treasure Panic | The Crypt | Fortune Museum | Beast In Darkness | Weird Photo Studio | Sega Rally Special Stage | Super Ranking | Shocking Maze | Sega Touring Car Championship Special | Aquarena | Lost Cemetery | Drift Cart | Fortune Cave | Viva! Skydiving | Speed Boarder | Dark Chapel | Spin Bullet | Fortune Forest | Initial D Arcade Stage 4 Limited | Lola and Carla the Beauty Contest | Veil Of Dark | Halfpipe Tokyo | Ace Attorney in Joypolis | Gekion Live Coaster | Zero Latency VR