Monday, 17 September 2007

Those Sega Tour Buses

Now this is one of those 'When-Sega-were-big' things I never really got to experience, mainly due to the fact that the ruddy things never came down to Essex, but here's a little look at the rather funky tour buses that drove about the UK throughout 1994 and 1995. All these scans came from issues of S.T.C. Click to enlarge them.

More after the jump.

 This last, full-page sprend came from a S.T.C summer special, and was most likely one of the last times they did one of these bus tours in the UK. I feel sorry for the guy in the Pink Knuckles outfit. Still, I would of love to have jumped into one of these buses as a kid. Anyone else remember these, or even better, was a lucky enough git to of been on one?


Ryan said...

I went on one of them, twice!

The first time was at the Albert Dock in Liverpool. Sonic wasn't there, but I had a go on a 32X and my brother had a go at Toy Story on the Mega Drive. It was really dark.

The next time was better - it was at Camelot (that medieval-centric theme park). Sonic and Tails were there, there was a Daytona USA tournament in another lorry parked next to the bus, and everyone got a Sonic & Knuckles dogtag. One of the best days of my life, by far.

Anonymous said...

I was a champion on the Sega Bus and have been telling my friends for years about it. They havent believed me for all this time and now I have proof that the bus exists!!!!!

Steve said...

Yep, I went on one in 1994 at a games show, can't remember which one. It was set out with banks of monitors and MegaDrives, and I managed to beat the other players in a score race on Sonic & Knuckles and won a t-shirt and some stickers. As a kid those were the sort of things that really matter to you. Great memories.

Anonymous said...

I went to the tour in 1995 at Whitby I think, It was quite disappointing for my 8 year old self as not only Sonic wasn't there all the new games were being hogged by teenagers who would move of the games so I ended up playing sonic 3 which I already had and alien 3 on the game gear. If sonic had been there I wouldn't have minded not playing the games but oh well lol could have been worse