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Unknown Electro-Mechanical Game Discovered

Discussion in 'General Sega Discussion' started by Scarred Sun, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. Scarred Sun

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    So, I was reading through some issues of Sega Visions (which was Sega's official magazine at the time) and they had some dates for EM games that I never had nailed down exactly before now, so I was updating the relevant pages and thought "hey, I should contact the sites I found most of this original data on to let them know we have official confirmation on some dates now."

    I go back to one page to see if I can find the e-mail of the guy who runs it and I find THIS:

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    This is super-exciting for two reasons:
    - It has the "<a href="http://forums.sonicretro.org/index.php?showtopic=21343" target="_blank">even earlier" 1962 Sega logo</a> on it (now that I have Punching Bag also confirmed for 1962.)
    - This definitely proves that Service Games were making EM games pre-merger with <a href="http://segaretro.org/Rosen Enterprises" target="_blank" style="background: url(http://segaretro.org/segaret_icon.png) right no-repeat; padding-right: 20px; border-bottom: 1px dotted #3366BB; color: #3366BB; cursor:pointer; text-decoration:none;" class="wiki">Rosen Enterprises</a>, which provides a huge benchmark in research.

    Of course, the only things on the Internet concerning "Space Ace" have to do with the Sega CD game. Still, this is awesome and I plan to find out as much as I can about it.
     
  2. Overlord

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    Interesting. How many more are lurking out there, do you think? =P
     
  3. ICEknight

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    That looks so awesomely retro. I hope you can find more info on it, so its gameplay could be possibly recreated.
     
  4. I want a shirt with that game title and that Sega logo, for some reason.
     
  5. Moogle!

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    Seems weird to see the name SEGA on something that old. Great find.
     
  6. Overbound

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    I love the picture on the machine. It looks as if its right from Jonny Quest or something.
     
  7. Glisp

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    None at the moment I'm afraid.
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    I'm loving the Chicago Typewriter shaped gun. That machine looks like it's been in storage for a very, very long time. Look at the dust on it. If you look carefully enough, you can see a hand print on the dust and the chain on the end of the gun appears rusted along with the aiming hairs. I wonder just how many of these things were made and if any of them still work after all of these years. I also wonder what the game play was like.

    This so intrigues me Scarred Sun. I hope you find out more about it because it's kind of an exciting find. Keep up the good work on Sega Retro. :thumbsup:

    Man, I unintentionally sound like such a kiss ass......... >.>

    Edit: On closer inspection, I don't think the chain is rusted. It's just an odd shade of brown.
     
  8. Scarred Sun

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    I want this thing so bad.
     
  9. Scarred Sun

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  10. Skaarg

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    Not even kidding I saw a Space Ace at an arcade/pinball warehouse down in Kansas City, MO. It looked in way better shape than what you have pictures of, but it wasn't functioning at all. The guy also wanted a pretty hefty price tag for it. It was like a year ago that I went, if I can find the name of the place I'll pass it along to you!
     
  11. Scarred Sun

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    HOW COULD YOU NOT TELL ME THIS

    IT'S NOT LIKE I DON'T KNOW A JILLION AND A HALF PEOPLE IN KC :(
     
  12. Skaarg

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    Called up my buddy and found the name and phone number for the place. Keep in mind this was a year ago that I saw it there so it's possible that it's gone now, but you can only hope!

    KC Gameroom Warehouse
    816-472-4263

    Edit- Also here is their address since for some reason the place doesn't show up on business directories.

    2535 Jefferson Street
    Kansas City, MO 64108

    Edit 2 - Found this guy who I think is the owner of the warehouse, but his posts make it seem that they were closing up shop back in Sept/Oct. Maybe you can PM him on KLOV to see if he'll respond. It's possible he may still have some stuff, pictures, or something.
    http://forums.arcade-museum.com/member.php?u=37896
     
  13. Eric Wright

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    my buddy and I did some work last year for a guy who buys/sells/refurbs old EM arcade games at swap-meets and flea markets and stuff. Had a few old Sega ones in our hands as we helped him load and unload his trailers and stuff (I remember a racing/driving one where the whole course and town was painted on a wide, long looping banner). shoot me a PM if you're looking for anything in particular... If he can't get his hands on something, he might know who to talk to.