SegaSonic Popcorn Shop
From Sonic Retro
|SegaSonic Popcorn Shop|
|Developer: Sega AM1|
|System(s): Sega System C2|
|Genre: Food Dispenser|
SegaSonic Popcorn Shop (セガソニック ポップコーンショップ) is a 1993 vending machine which dispenses popcorn in one of three flavors—butter, salt or chili. The popcorn is prepared (microwaved) in a compartment invisible to the "player." It falls into a cup held in a compartment next to the screen when it's finished.
On October 25, 2015, MAME developer David Haywood announced that ShouTime and the Dumping Union have purchased a PCB for SegaSonic Popcorn Shop. Consequently, the ROM has been dumped and support has been added to the next version of MAME.
When using the machine, the user is presented with a "game" consisting of two segments to play while the popcorn is being prepared. After the user selects a flavor, Sonic and Tails place some popcorn kernels on a treadmill, only for Dr. Eggman to cause trouble by reversing the treadmill. The player is then instructed to turn the green crank to help Sonic get the kernels across the treadmill and avoid Eggman, who is chasing him with a sledgehammer to hit him with.
In the second segment, Sonic slides down to a burning stove which he puts the popcorn kernels into. The player is then instructed to turn the crank to help Sonic and Tails cook the popcorn, with Tails using his tails to fan the stove. During this, the cup will leap, allowing Eggman to pinch a single popcorn at a time. Eventually, the popcorn is cooked and placed into a cup by Tails, which is then dispatched from the vending machine's hatch; afterwards, Sonic tells the user that the popcorn is hot as it is fresh from the oven, and that the user can come back at any time if he/she gets hungry. In the background, Eggman is chased by Flicky, Rocky and Pecky. It ultimately doesn't matter whether the player turns the crank or not during either segment, as the real-life popcorn is dispensed regardless.
If a technical problem occurs at any point, the machine will display an error screen featuring Eggman chasing Tails as the factory explodes and the message "PLEASE ASK FOR ASSISTANCE" flashes on the screen, along with Sonic telling the user to call for a shop assistant as he chases Eggman. The music that plays on this screen is a rendition of the map screen music from SegaSonic the Hedgehog.
|Sonic the Hedgehog||Takeshi Kusao|
|Dr. Eggman||Masaharu Sato|
- David Haywood's Homepage | Microwaved Hedgehog - Posted on October 25, 2015
|Sonic games for the following systems|
| 1991 Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car 1993 Sonic the Hedgehog | Waku Waku SegaSonic Cosmo Fighter | Sonic the Hedgehog 2 | SegaSonic the Hedgehog 1996 Sonic the Fighters 2011 Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing 2013 Sonic Athletics |Sonic Ghost Shooting | 2015 Sonic Dash Extreme 2016 Sonic Brain Ranking 2020 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - Arcade Edition |
Prototypes SegaSonic the Hedgehog (revision A)
|1992 UFO Mini: SegaSonic 1993 Sonic the Hedgehog | SegaSonic Popcorn Shop 1994 Sonic's Space Tours 1997 Sonic the Hedgehog AWP 2002 Sonic & Tails Spinner 2003 CR Sonic 2007 Sonic Spinner 2008 Sonic Live! 2016 Sonic Blast Ball|