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Sonic Athletics is a new arcade game at Sega's Joypolis park that uses a control scheme that seems obvious, even natural for a Sonic game: running. The giant machine uses eight side-by-side treadmills to compete in 100 meter dash, long jump, and 110 meter hurdles. You won't have to make yourself il...

April 29th 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Japan residents eager to step into the frilly cravat of Ace Attorney Investigations prosecutor Miles Edgeworth will be able to do so this spring. Well, not literally -- more like step into his office. In honor of the Japanese release of Ace Attorney Investigations 2, Sega's Tokyo Joypolis theme park...

February 3rd 2011 at 1:40pm 0 Comments
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An uncompromising vision of a future world dominated by roving, power-up-collecting bobsled gangs, Sega's new Storm-G arcade game puts a "spin" on things by rotating the rider a full 360 degrees in accordance with the action. It's not exactly the most immersive arcade experience ever produced -- at...

March 28th 2009 at 7:26pm 0 Comments
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Though the alarming lack of decent Sonic the Hedgehog plushies somewhat soured the experience, the Joystiq staffers attending last year's Tokyo Game Show managed to enjoy a brief diversion to one of Sega's Joypolis entertainment centers. Just think of them as indoor theme parks and arcades where ha...

January 18th 2008 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Ah, Japan. Home of sushi, conformity, and Sega theme parks. Thanks to GameSetWatch, we have a bunch of pictures of the last: a three-story haven for Sega fans called Joypolis.The site features lots of only-in-Japan rarities, such as arcade typing tutors, a three-screened driving instructor and sweet...

September 18th 2006 at 2:55pm 0 Comments