Sega releases RaceTV to R-Tuned conversion kit

arcadehero September 21, 2011 3

It’s been a little while since we had a kit release to discuss but Sega Amusements sent out a release today for one. If you happen to have a Sega RaceTV unit, you can convert it over to the more technical R-Tuned Street Racing game which Sega first released a couple of years ago. The kit comes with a software DVD, wiring harnesses, artwork and even a new steering wheel but it sounds like it’s limited to just RaceTV units for now as no Lindbergh board is mentioned.

I’ve played both of these games at different trade shows but otherwise I haven’t come across either in the wild. R-Tuned was Sega’s answer to Tokyo Drift with a little more technical edge to it and better graphics. Here’s a video I grabbed of R-Tuned from the Amusement Expo in 2009, jump forward to 1:35 in to see it being played (and make sure you check HD)


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  1. Bill Masterman September 21, 2011 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    We have operated multiples of both of these titles a couple years now. Interesting they are offering a kit to upgrade to R-Tuned. Coincidental, but we currently have both race TV and R Tuned side by side in a Roundtable Pizza right now. I can honestly say they earn the same! Race TV does a bit better half the time. LOL’s

  2. editor September 22, 2011 at 4:41 am - Reply

    Not a major surprise – but still an interesting one.

    The Japanese forced the US to over support R-TUNES – thinking it as a perfect soft-US racer. While RaceTV was a problem child with many disconnects in the play style. That said Bill, you are right they taste the same to the player.

    These are both LINDBERGH-A1 games so it’s a great way to try and clear the hardware from inventory before the announcement in March.

    NOTE – Now you see why I was so reticent to comment on the possibility of new hardware announce for JAMMA!

    • arcadehero September 22, 2011 at 7:20 am - Reply

      Well a certain individual is claiming to have seen the new hardware behind closed doors where they used their contacts to not have to sign an NDA – which is one of the most ridiculous lies I think I’ve read in this regard. If Sega is requiring NDAs, they won’t give exceptions in that regard and not to mention I haven’t read a single account of anyone even hinting at a behind-closed-doors showing of some new Sega hardware aside from this discredited one.

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