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.
History[edit | edit source]
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 the prizes that can be won are nods to other SEGA properties.
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.
Side Content[edit | edit source]
Substories[edit | edit source]
Minigames[edit | edit source]
The following is a list of games that are playable aside from the universal presence of UFO Catcher. 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)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- 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.