Sega Dream Raiders in Action

arcadehero October 4, 2012 13
Sega Dream Raiders in Action

For the past few days, Sega Amusements has been promoting their upcoming Dream Raiders arcade game through Facebook. In particular they promised that if the page hit 100 likes they would release a video of the game in action. Well they decided to go a little bit before that as when it hit 94 likes, they went ahead anyways. (It does go up to 720p)

This doesn’t show exact play with the crosshairs and shooting but you can get an idea of what goes on in the game. Comparing it to Sega’s Rail Chase isn’t far off but while you watch that remember this also has the motion seat and wind effects for some extra enhancements. In our comments on the other thread about this game a lot has been made out of the graphics on the game and I figured it was best to wait until seeing it in motion. There don’t appear to be any frame rate issues but it is obvious that this is not on par with something like Big Buck HD.  Of course final judgement should be reserved overall for when we play the game on the real thing, which will be in just a few weeks when IAAPA hits the pavement in Orlando, FL.


  1. ECM October 4, 2012 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    So, I see TRON, Jurassic Park (the SEGA arcade game), Empire Strikes Back (the wendigo thing), and Temple of Doom–did I miss any other, obvious, ‘homages’?

    • ECM October 4, 2012 at 12:47 pm - Reply

      And lest we take my remark above for grousing, I’d still love to play The Empire’s Temple of Jurassic Doom Featuring Tron.

    • arcadehero October 4, 2012 at 1:16 pm - Reply

      There is a moment in the city scene where the city props up, just like in Inception, so you have that too. Otherwise I think you covered the rest

      • ECM October 4, 2012 at 1:53 pm - Reply

        OKOK: The Inception of the Empire’s Temple of Jurassic Doom Featuring Tron. (Directed by AH on a screenplay by ECM.)

        • arcadehero October 4, 2012 at 3:27 pm -

          Throw in any random dragon movie (well, except that horrible Dungeon’s And Dragon’s from 99/00/whenever) and you got a deal!

  2. arcades4ever October 4, 2012 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    this game makes me think of sega rail chase but set in different world and movements more free

  3. editor October 4, 2012 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    Hey recycling is good!

    – TRON
    – Ghost Squad
    – Devil Mine Ride
    – Inception

    all in a 4D ride film shooter – hey this could be big!

  4. Nick October 4, 2012 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    So this is a lightgun game? I thought I saw a picture of the cab and it looked like one of those motion rides you put two bucks in and it shakes you for a few minutes.

    • arcadehero October 4, 2012 at 5:53 pm - Reply

      It is similar to that – Sega used the Typhoon Motion Theater as a basis which does exactly what you are describing but it does in fact have a pair of light-guns so it’s like the Typhoon meets Let’s Go Island

  5. editor October 4, 2012 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    Lets go married to a typhoon!

  6. Nick October 5, 2012 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    Ah, so I guess Stinger (editor) summed it up best. It’s like the Typhoon knocked up a “Let’s Go Jungle”. So I guess their going back to the days of Jurassic Park with a gun and a moving chair. Seems good, I’ll check it out.

    Kinda worried about the way the game looks like other have said. It’s sad seeing how some of the newer games they make look worse then games that have come out a few years ago. While I love Sega’s Rambo it looks more dated then Virtua Cop 3 and House of The Dead 4.

  7. editor October 7, 2012 at 10:53 am - Reply

    It is important that in the four minute (max) play window of an amusement title that the ‘game’ rather than just the presentation is king. I would say that Golden Tee has some of the oldest graphical presentation, but it is a vastly successful series ans release title.

    DR has promise, as SEGA’s Euro R&D team are strongly led and highly focused on what they feel the market needs. I hold my judgement on test numbers and play at IAAPA.

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