Sega Rally Special Stage

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Sega Rally Special Stage
System(s): Sega Model 2
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Genre: Racing

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (Model 2)
JP
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Sega Rally Special Stage (セガラリースペシャルステージ) was a medium scale attraction based on Sega Rally Championship that was located at Shinjuku Joypolis in the late 1990s.

Sega Rally Special Stage's gameplay was largely identical to the original Sega Rally, with its main draw being the surroundings it could now be played in - full-sized Toyota Celica GT-Four cars fixed to motion bases, with large projection canvases in front of their windscreens to display the game.

The Celica units moved on a fixed axis with 6 directions of movement. Whilst stripped of many other original parts, the cars retained their passenger seats, thus making it possible for two people to ride at once for an increased admission price. Non-first person camera options and the ability to drive as both of the two Lancia cars were also removed; likewise, no multiplayer options were available.

It is not thought Sega Rally Special Stage ever appeared outside of Shinjuku Joypolis, and as such there have been no known units in operation since the venue's August 2000 closure. However, the technology used in it would go on to inspire the multiplayer-enabled Sega Touring Car Championship Special in 1997, as well as its own successor Initial D Arcade Stage 4 Limited in 2007.

Magazine articles

Main article: Sega Rally Special Stage/Magazine articles.

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References


Games in the Sega Rally Series
Arcade
Sega Rally Championship (Special Stage) (1995) | Sega Rally 2 (1998) | Sega Rally 3 (2008)
Sega Saturn
Sega Rally Championship (Plus | NetLink) (1995-1997)
Windows PC
Sega Rally Championship (1997) | Sega Rally 2 (1999) | Sega Rally Revo (2007)
Sega Dreamcast
Sega Rally 2 (1999)
Game Boy Advance
Sega Rally Championship (2002)
N-Gage
Sega Rally Championship (2004)
Sony PlayStation 2
Sega Rally 2006 (2006) | Sega Rally Championship (2006)
Xbox 360
Sony PlayStation 3
Sony PlayStation Portable
Sega Rally Revo (2007)
Xbox Live Arcade
PlayStation 3 PlayStation Network
Sega Rally Online Arcade (2011)
Sega Rally related media
Music
Sega Rally Championship Ignition (1995) | Competition/Sega Rally Championship Complete (1996) | Sega Rally 2 (1998) | Sega Rally 2 Re-Arrange Album: Another Entries (1999) | Sega Rally 2006 Original Sound Track (2006) | Sega Rally Revo (2008) | Sega Rally Championship: New Century Arrange Album (2013)
Book
Sega Rally Championship Competition Driving Guide (1995) | Sega Rally Championship Course Attack Manual (1996) | Sega Rally Championship Hisshou Kouryaku Hou (1996) | Sega Rally 2 Official Guide (1998) | Sega Rally 2 Championship Competition Driving Guide (1998) | Sega Rally 2 Driving Naviation Book (1999) | Sega Rally 2 Kanzen Kouryaku!! (1999) | Sega Rally 2 Hisshou Kouryaku-hou (1999)
Film
CGMV Sega Rally Championship 1995 (1995)