SegaSonic Popcorn Shop

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SegaSonic Popcorn Shop
System(s): Sega System C2
Publisher: Sega
Genre: Food Dispenser
Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • 日本語
  • English
  • Release Date RRP Code Rating
    Arcade (System C2)
    1993-04[1] ¥? ?

    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.[2]Media:SegaSonicPopcornShop JP flyer.pdf[3] The popcorn is prepared (microwaved) in a compartment invisible to customers. It falls into a cup held in a compartment next to the screen when it's finished.

    Sega Logistics Service announced it would end service for SegaSonic Popcorn Shop machines on March 31, 2017.[4][5]


    Sonic and Tails preparing the popcorn kernels.

    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 user 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 they get hungry. In the background, Eggman is chased by Flicky, Rocky and Pecky. It ultimately doesn't matter whether the user 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.



    On October 25, 2015, MAME developer David Haywood announced that ShouTime and the Dumping Union had purchased the game's PCB.[6] Consequently, the ROM has been dumped and support was added to the next version of MAME.

    Voice actors

    Role Voice Actor
    Sonic the Hedgehog Takeshi Kusao
    Dr. Eggman Masaharu Sato




    Mass: 280 kg (617 lbs)[7]



    Promotional material



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