We don’t normally see press releases come along on a Sunday but sometimes, they just happen. Sega Amusements USA has announced the availability of HUMMER Standard edition, which was seen at both IAAPA and EAG. While a price wasn’t included in the press release (which it never is for arcade titles), I have found at least one distributor selling it for just under $7000, which is considerably less than the $36,500 asking price on the deluxe edition which was released last year.
I’m not sure how many other operators feel that the market is becoming a bit over saturated with racers (I suppose there’s the mentality that you can never have enough racers too) I did find HUMMER to be an enjoyable game when I played it at IAAPA. Graphically it’s quite detailed and colorful and while it may not be Sega Rally 3, it’s still good enough to turn heads. It will also probably be one of the last Lindbergh powered titles we’ll see.
As such, I have moved HUMMER Standard on the 2010 game release list to “Already Available”