A NEW amusement and video games arcade may very well be on it is method to a Southampton procuring centre. Plans have been lodged by arcade firm, SEGA Amusements, to transform an empty unit in Westquay.
We had our fingers crossed after we heard the information of SEGA placing in planning permission for a brand new arcade. Our minds began racing with the reminiscences of Daytona USA racing, Afterburner and extra with hours being spent chuggin’ in each pound coin we had in our pockets!
However SEGA Amusements, who’re a part of the identical firm as Japanese video video games big, SEGA, need to deliver it to life with arcade video games, air hockey, basketball and fairground-style sideshows.
The corporate, well-known for video games akin to Sonic the Hedgehog and Virtua Fighter, say the arcade shall be household pleasant, with video games aimed toward youngsters underneath 18.
As you’ll be able to see from the plans above, this may very well be dangerous information for us avid gamers who had been hoping for an aracde of previous, the place we may hang around, take your youngsters to get pleasure from actual traditional videogames and relive your youth.
With SEGA being such an enormous participant within the gaming world, we actually want them to step up and convey again the arcades with a slant on the previous. Even when they revived them with new cabs with unique boards this could be a large step in the correct path.
SEGA was based in 1960 in Japan (though its origins went again as early because the 40s) and stays one of many world’s main online game producers.
They created Sonic the Hedgehog, who has been the corporate’s mascot since 1991.
Come on SEGA …Do us a favour !!