Sega Touring Car Championship Special

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Sega Touring Car Championship Special
System(s): Sega Model 2
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Genre: Racing

















Number of players: 1-3
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (Model 2)
JP
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Sega Touring Car Championship Special (セガツーリングカーチャンピオンシップスペシャル) is an attraction version of the Sega Model 2 arcade game Sega Touring Car Championship, developed by AM Annex and Sega AM5 for use in Sega's Joypolis venues during the late 1990s and 2000s.

Gameplay

Sega Touring Car Championship Special was largely similar to Sega Rally Special Stage, being a specialised version of the Touring Car arcade game, with riders playing the single-player version of the game inside full-sized vehicles fixed to six axis motion bases. Unlike its predecessor, however, it was built with a choice of multiple cars for selection - the original version sited at Kyoto Joypolis featured the AMG-Mercedes C-Class and Alfa Romeo 155, while subsequent installations added the Toyota Supra. As such, the Opel Calibra is the only car to be removed from the game.

History

Development

Sega Touring Car Championship Special was developed to serve much the same purpose as the earlier Sega Rally Special Stage, but with a newer game. Like its predecessor, the cars used in the attraction were modified and decorated by Japan-based design company Studio Hermit.[2]

Locations

The original version of Sega Touring Car Championship Special debuted at Kyoto Joypolis on its opening day in September 1997. The larger three car version later appeared in Okayama Joypolis and Tokyo Joypolis in July 1998 and November 1999[3] respectively.

Like the vast majority of the attractions housed in Joypolis venues during the 1990s, no installations are currently known to exist; the smaller Kyoto incarnation was removed during the venue's closure in August 2002, Okayama had its units taken out in 1999, and the last remaining installation was removed from Tokyo to make way for the similar Initial D Arcade Stage 4 Limited attraction in 2007.

Gallery

Magazine articles

Main article: Sega Touring Car Championship Special/Magazine articles.

References


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