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SegaSonic Cosmo Fighter (セガソニック・コスモ・ファイター SegaSonikku Kosumo Faitā?), also titled SegaSonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol, is a children's ride released in March 1993 as part of Sega's "Wakuwaku" line used exclusively in Japan.[1] Unlike most other SegaSonic titles, however, SegaSonic Cosmo Fighter received a western release, albeit incredibly limited, at Sega World Sydney, complete with an English translation.[2] The arcade ride is a shoot'em up featuring Sonic the Hedgehog in a red spaceship rescuing animal friends from Dr. Eggman in space. The Japanese ROM was found, and eventually dumped in 2017, while the English ROM is currently missing.

Like other arcade titles such as Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car and SegaSonic the Hedgehog, the Japanese version of SegaSonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol features Takeshi Kusao, who provides the voice of Sonic, and Masaharu Satō, who provides the voice of Dr. Eggman. The voice actors featured in the English version are currently unknown.


Spoiler warning: Plot, ending details or any kind of information follow.

Having moved his operations into space, Dr. Eggman has begun hunting for space-faring Animals out in the cosmos. Armed with a new spaceship, it is now up to Sonic the Hedgehog to hunt down Dr. Eggman and defeat the egg-shaped scientist before the Animals are doomed.


Shot of the top-down perspective gameplay.

SegaSonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol is a 2D shoot'em up arcade ride viewed from a top-down perspective. The family-sized cabinet is designed like a spaceship with the feature of the cabinet shaking during the ride. The cabinet board has two buttons for weapons to fire projectiles or homing rockets and a lever labeled "SPEED UP", which tilts the entire ride. There is also a regular joystick on the left side of the board that maneuvers the ship which can also tilt the cabinet.[3]

After inserting a coin, Sonic gives a speech to the player and hops into the red spaceship which gets launched from the earth's galaxy patrol station into space. Right after, Dr. Eggman appears in a small space pod to deploy bombs and obstacles at Sonic. Destroying bombs and obstacles rewards the player with stars. After arriving at the space station, Eggman will then attack with his space pod by firing projectiles or homing missiles at Sonic's spaceship after landing one of three hits. If the player defeats Eggman, he will pull back and return with a large, green space armor on his pod. The player has to destroy the homing arms of the space armor before finishing him.

If the player manages to destroy Eggman's space armor, the player is rewarded with a ship upgrade[3] and Sonic will complete his mission to save the animal friends while Eggman flies away. Depending on how well the ride has been completed, the arcade ride rewards the player with a rating from one to five stars.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 The Green Hill Zone - Museum History (1993). Retrieved on 25 February 2015.
  2. IAMAMAZING100 on Twitter. Twitter (23 June 2021). Retrieved on 25 June 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 System16 - SEGA KIDDY RIDE HARDWARE. Retrieved on 25 February 2015.

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