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Yuji Sugimori (杉森 裕司) is a Japanese engineer. He joined Sega in the early 1990s, and became known for his work on deluxe large-scale simulation machines for video games. His first credited work was Star Wars Arcade, for which he has a throttle patent assigned, and would then direct engineering for Manx TT Super Bike and The Lost World: Jurassic Park, as well as Sega Ski Super G.
Alongside in-game credits for producing OutRun 2 SP SDX and Hummer Extreme Edition, other patents assigned to his name during suggest he was involved in the development of cabinets for Club Kart, Shootout Pool, The House of the Dead 4 Special and Let's Go Jungle Special during the 2000s.
Since the 2010s, Sugimori has broke away from deluxe arcade machines to become more involved in newer businesses and amusement machine concepts; after designing the Let's Go Golf and Rec Check Golf simulators, he was among the engineers who moved to N. Pro. R&D for E-Deru Sunaba, and more recently joined Dartslive, collaborating with Sega once more on Ninja Trainer Arcade.
- Star Wars Arcade (Model 1; 1993) — Special Thanks
- Manx TT Super Bike (Model 2; 1995) — Mechanical Engineers
- Sega Ski Super G (Model 2; 1996) — Cabinet Engineer
- Top Skater (Model 2; 1997) — concept
- The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Model 3; 1997) — cabinet director (AM4)
- Club Kart Prize (NAOMI 2; 2003)
- OutRun 2 SP SDX (Lindbergh; 2006) — Producer
- Hummer Extreme Edition (Lindbergh; 2009) — Producer
- Main article: Yuji Sugimori/Magazine articles.
- Main article: Photos of Yuji Sugimori
- Sega Saturn Magazine, "1997-26 (1997-08-01)" (JP; 1997-07-18), page 162
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