It’s time for our latest episode of ‘why must Japan get all the cool things?’, as Sega looks to be launching a new arcade game based on the Pokémon franchise.
According to Arcade Heroes, Sega has unveiled ‘Pokémon Cologalina’, a new medal game which will have cabinets set up in arcades across Japan. If you’re unaware, medal games are essentially like those coin-pushing things we have in the west where you pop a coin in, watch it fall down, and hope that it pushes other coins out for a big cash prize (or a useless toy dinosaur, or whatever happens to be sitting on the coins inside).
Here’s what it’ll look like:
Japan’s had other Pokémon medal games in the past, too, such as Pokémon Medal World. This one launched in the region back in 2012 in support of Pokémon Black and White, and was made by Bandai Namco.
We’d say it’s extremely unlikely that Sega’s new machine will make it over to any western arcades, as these funky medal games tend to remain exclusive to Japan. Still, if you ever happen to visit Japan in the future, perhaps to check out Super Nintendo World, it might be worth keeping an eye out for Pokémon Cologalina while you’re there.
Thanks to Toy_Link for the tip!