Hakkeijima Carnival House
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|Hakkeijima Carnival House|
|Location: 神奈川県横浜市金沢区八景島, Japan|
Hakkeijima Carnival House (八景島カーニバルハウス), formerly Sega World Hakkeijima Carnival House (セガワールド八景島カーニバルハウス), is a former Sega game centre located in the Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium theme park.
When opened in May 1993, the facility was a Sega World and contained a number of mid-size attractions that would later go on to feature in the Joypolis indoor theme parks. It continues to run as a game centre under the Carnival House name to this day, though it is no longer associated with Sega.
Opened during May 1993 and sited in the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise park, Sega World Hakkeijima Carnival House ran as one of a number of large-scale amusement facilities opened by Sega during the same year. It notably housed a number of mid-size attractions developed by Sega AM5, chiefly an AS-1 unit and 8-player Virtua Formula; these were filmed by Russian television series Sonic - Super Hedgehog in 1994 for a brief feature on the venue.
At some point during the 2000s, the Sega World branding was dropped. Due to its size, attraction-like arcade machines continued to be added to the venue throughout the decade, including Cycraft simulators and SDX versions of Hummer. Sega themselves were no longer operating Hakkeijima Carnival House by at least 2010, although coin-operated arcade machines appear to remain in the venue in some capacity to this day.
- Virtua Formula
- Initial D Arcade Stage Ver. 3 Cycraft
- The House of the Dead 4 Special
- OutRun 2 SP SDX
|Sega World Hakkeijima Carnival House (セガワールド八景島カーニバルハウス)||Sega World||1993-05-08|
|Hakkeijima Carnival House (八景島カーニバルハウス)||Sega||200x|
- Main article: Hakkeijima Carnival House/Magazine articles.
- Beep! MegaDrive, "July 1993" (JP; 1993-06-08), page 35
- http://location.sega.jp/loc_web/hakkeijima_ch.html (Wayback Machine: 2006-08-21 04:19)