SegaWorld Birmingham, Tamworth, Wolverhampton

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  1. Pirate Dragon

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    That apparent early Trocadero venue could easily have just been lost to history, but at the same time, it's odd that the only mentions of it we have are from a couple of magazines (one of which referring to it still being planned), which casts some doubt upon it. If it really was a thing, it must've been very short-lived, or some sort of brief, unpublicised location test. I'm thinking something along the lines of Sega having a small concession area in the Funland arcade under their own branding, where they tested yet to be released machines of theirs.
     
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    There are a few arcade trade publications that should cast some light on location testing and the like, although Sega World Bounemouth seems to have been the default choice (between it opening and SegaWorld London, of course).
     
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    Another UK Sega venue that seems to have been almost entirely lost, Havant:

    https://www.britaine.co.uk/sega-uk-ltd-F120EC8071DD646

    Can't have been there for very long at all- the only other mentions of it I can find are a few Facebook posts recounting it being there.
     
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    It was, yes. By sheer chance, I went to Southampton University for a look around when I was deciding what uni to apply for (Southampton ended up being my #3 choice, so I didn't go) but I DO remember seeing a Sega Park while we went shopping afterwards. Having checked my diaries this would have been on Wednesday the 19th of February 2003, next door to a local second hand games shop that I got a few bits from.

    I don't remember much about the place beyond a Sega Park logo, a fancy carpet (possibly the Sonic one UK:R put up all that time ago? I can't remember) and it not being that big - a couple of dozen machines, not a lot beyond that.
     
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    Oh, derp. I saw Havant and assumed it was Southampton given the relative geographical closeness, ignore me.
     
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