Interactive Sonic The Hedgehog Popcorn Machine ROM Now Playable In MAME

Interactive-Sonic-The-Hedgehog-Popcorn-Machine-ROM-Now-Playable-In-MAMEIf you think you know your Sonic The Hedgehog games, think again! Sega made another title for their 16-bit arcade hardware which surprisingly vended popcorn. This unusual combination known as Segasonic Popcorn Shop was dotted around various arcades in the Far East, however, it's now playable via MAME.

Originally released in 1993, this quirky arcade machine was equipped with its own monitor and featured the trio of Sonic, Tails, and Dr Robotic in a battle over popcorn kernels. Upon completing a button bashing challenge to stop Dr Robotic interfering with the process, the machine would then dispense a portion of popcorn to the player.

What makes this arcade obscurity rather interesting is that one of its dip-switches changes the game's language into English - potentially suggesting that this amusement may have made its way to arcades elsewhere around the world.

While we may not have access to the full machine or its popcorn making features, you can at least sample what the interactive game had to offer and see the Sonic cast in an amusing muddle up.

Segasonic Popcorn Shop (Arcade) Gameplay

Link: Segasonic Popcorn Shop Details & Discovery

Photo via Jason Scott (Twitter)



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