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chris-littlechild - July 23, 2015

Well, damn. Apparently, The Transformers series now has a selling point that isn't Megan Fox.

Back in the days when arcades still, y'know, existed around these parts, they kinda sucked a little. Miserable-ass proprietors who hated children (and humans generally), sticky floors, a general smell of piss... well, that's all the arcades I ever visited, anyway.

All of that could have been forgiven if they'd had something as majestic as this. Look at the damn thing. Didn't Ripley wrestle the alien out of the airlock in that at the end of Aliens? Who'd have thought that Sega's Transformers: Human Alliance would get such a badass makeover?

Yes indeed. This 'spinning vortex of death' (Kotaku) is exclusive to Japanese arcades, and houses said fairly half-assed lightgun shooter from a couple years back. The game itself is relatively unchanged, but its new shell makes it at least 7000 times more appealing to play. After all, who cares what the game is when you're cruising about in this bad boy? 

Gyroscopic arcade cabinets like this are known as Sega R360s, and they're the kind of raw awesome the world needs more of.

This beastly machine calls The Tokyo Joypolis home, and you can check it out in action over at Arcade Heroes

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