Club SEGA (クラブセガ kurabu sega), formerly known as SEGA HI-TECH LAND , is a gaming arcade in the Yakuza series. It has locations on Kamurocho's Nakamichi Street and Theater Square, as well as Sotenbori's Sotenbori Street.
Club SEGA is based on the real-life series of SEGA gaming arcades in Japan. Accordingly, they have a different style in Yakuza 0 compared to other games to reflect their previous appearance in the 1980s, and use the previous name for the chain, SEGA HI-TECH LAND.
The games available for play in Club SEGA in each Yakuza title differ from one game to the next and usually reflect the time period in which a particular game is set. The in-game version of Club SEGA features some original titles such as Boxcelios, but the arcades also feature emulated versions of real-life arcade titles ranging from Fantasy Zone and Space Harrier to Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown and Puyo Puyo. Each Club SEGA also features UFO Catcher machines based on the real-life claw game, and many of the prizes that can be won are nods to other SEGA properties. Club Sega also frequently features DartsLive machines, based on the real-life darts machines manufactured by Sega, and can be played solo or against certain NPCs.
While playing the games at Club SEGA is purely optional, some substories require playing the games and achieving certain milestones in order to complete them. Also, getting 100% completion usually requires that certain scores are met on all arcade games. Some games also give Completion Points for achieving said scores.
- Luka at SEGA HI-TECH LAND
- Kyoko at SEGA HI-TECH LAND
- The Crane Game
- Practice Match with Professor
- First Rival
- Private Lesson
- As Long as There's Love
- Time for a Raid!
- The Professor's Past
- The Professor's Past 2
- Enjoying it With Everyone
- Battle for the MesuKing Throne
Yakuza Kiwami 2
The following is a list of games that are playable, aside from the universal presence of UFO Catcher and frequent presence of DartsLive. Games without release years were created specifically for the Yakuza series and are not real-life arcade titles.
- Yakuza 0: Space Harrier (1985), Fantasy Zone (1986), Out Run (1986), Super Hang-On (1987)
- Yakuza Kiwami: MesuKing: Battle Bug Beauties, Print Club
- Yakuza 2: YF6
- Yakuza Kiwami 2: Virtua Fighter 2 (1994), Cyber Troopers Virtual-On (1995), ToyLets (2011)
- Yakuza 3: Boxcelios
- Yakuza 4: Boxcelios, Boxcelios 2
- Yakuza: Dead Souls: Boxcelios, Boxcelios 2 Turbo
- Yakuza 5: Virtua Fighter 2 (1994), Taiko no Tatsujin (2011), Gunrhein, Print Club
- Yakuza 6: Space Harrier (1985), Fantasy Zone (1986), Out Run (1986), Super Hang-On (1987), Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown (2010), Puyo Puyo (2011)
- Judgment: Space Harrier (1985), Fantasy Zone (1986), Fighting Vipers (1995), Motor Raid (1997), Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown (2010), Puyo Puyo (2011), Kamuro of the Dead
- In the remastered version, Puyo Puyo is replaced by Virtua Fighter 2 (1994). Out Run (1986) can also be played in Yagami's office.
- Yakuza: Like a Dragon: Space Harrier (1985), Fantasy Zone (1986), Out Run (1986), Super Hang-On (1987), Virtua Fighter 2 (1994), Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown (2010)
- Lost Judgment: Space Harrier (1985), Fantasy Zone (1986), Super Hang-On (1987), Fighting Vipers (1995), Sonic the Fighters (1996), Motor Raid (1997), Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown (2010), Hama of the Dead
- Seen as the spiritual predecessor to the Yakuza series, the Shenmue game series also featured arcades with playable SEGA titles.
- Yu Suzuki, creator of Shenmue, also created many of the arcade games featured in Club SEGA.
- While there is no Club Sega in Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise, a generic arcade fills a similar function and requires players to unlock the available games, including Space Harrier (1985), Out Run (1986), Super Hang-On (1987), and a UFO Catcher.
- In addition to Club Sega, Lost Judgment features more emulated games via the Master System in Yagami's office. Playable Master System games include Alex Kidd in Miracle World (1986), Enduro Racer (1986), Fantasy Zone (1986), Quartet (1986), Penguin Land (1987), Secret Command (1987), Woody Pop (1987), Maze Hunter 3-D (1988), and the secret game Snail Maze (1986), accessed by holding Up, Button 1, and Button 2 on the Master System startup screen; additional games available as DLC include Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa (1987), Global Defense (1987), Alien Syndrome (1988), and Sagaia (1992).