New UFO Catcher

From Sega Retro


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New UFO Catcher
System(s): UFO Board
Publisher: Sega
Licensor: Team NFL
Genre: Prize

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (prize game)
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New UFO Catcher (ニューUFOキャッチャー) is a crane game released by Sega in 1991.

New UFO Catcher is the "fourth generation" UFO Catcher to be produced by Sega, and is arguably one of the more iconic machines of its type. Prior UFO Catchers, UFO Catcher, UFO Catcher DX and UFO Catcher DX II are thought to have been recalled due to safety concerns, and the popularity of this model during the early 1990s means this is one of the more common UFO Catchers to be produced by the company.

New UFO Catcher is operated in much the same way as older models, however the "tank" is much larger, putting a greater emphasis on prizes. The edges have also been rounded off and the cabinet made more sturdy. By default, the BGM played by the machine is a selection of level tracks from Sonic the Hedgehog, but other BGM loops may be selected from the machine's settings, including classical music, showtunes, and the opening/ending themes from Chibi Maruko-chan, a popular anime series at the time.

A Team NFL version was also produced exclusively for Sigma arcades, featuring National Football League-themed cabinet graphics and FM synthesis covers of Van Halen and The Meters songs.[2]

Sega Logistics Service announced it would end service on New UFO Catcher machines on March 31, 2017.[3][4]

Magazine articles

Main article: New UFO Catcher/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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JP flyer
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Photo gallery


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 (Max Edition | Second) (2001) | UFO Catcher 8 (Second) (2008) | UFO Catcher 9 (Second | Third) (2016) | UFO Catcher 10 (2023)
UFO Catcher Mini (1991) | UFO Catcher 800 (1998) | Baby UFO (1998) | (2004) | Sega UFO Catcher (2006) | UFO Colon (2007) | UFO Catcher Double (2009) | UFO Balance Catcher (2010) | UFO Catcher Triple (Twin | Second) (2017) | UFO Catcher Duet (2018)
Dream Catcher Games
Dream Catcher (1989) | Dream Catcher Re-dress (1999) | UFO Dream Catcher (2008)
Dream Palace Games
Dream Palace (1992) | Dream Palace II (199x) | Dream Palace 3 (unreleased)
UFO Á La Carte Games
UFO À La Carte (1996) | UFO À La Carte II (2002) | UFO À La Carte DX (2009) | UFO À La Carte 3 (2023)
Capto Crane Games
Capto Crane (2019) | Capto Crane MIDI (2023) | Capto Candy (2023)
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)
CR UFO Catcher (1998) | UFO Catcher Ride (2001)