sega arcade classics


Sonic shows up in SEGA’s Model 3 arcade board Brawler SpikeOut as a statue, along with art of him across the Astro Mall stage’s walls; however, one of the pieces is quite interesting.

The art in general is quite odd (there’s a piece by Ohshima, Sonic’s creator), but these are perhaps the most interesting pieces. 

They’re shaded in the Adventure style, and even have green eyes! Yes, official Classic Sonic art where he has green eyes. Hot damn. 


SegaSonic Cosmo Fighter Arcade

i had no idea of this game until now :D its so cool!!


Some of you have been asking me about where the “Retro Arcade” photo i posted was taken. So here’s the scoop on it..and its pretty amazing.

“Luna City” was created by Peter Hirschberg in his GARAGE! It is a two-story 2400 square-foot paradise for anyone who is a fan of old school video games. Located about 70 miles west of Washington D.C. Peter’s private collection of retro games is considered one of the greatest in the world. Completed in 2006 Peter would have ‘game days’ every few months where he would open the doors to the public to come and play. 

Unfortunately this story takes a big turn for the worse. In 2010 Peter and his wife had a falling out and he was kicked out of the home he had built for them. As a result of going through a divorce he was forced to sell half of the games from his collection and half the money was given to her.

She now has exclusive use of the house & arcade and Peter is not allowed on the property without her written consent. He hopes to get the remainder of the games back some time in the future to rebuild. Nothing is certain right now because of the divorce he may end up loosing them all. 

A very unfortunate outcome, I hope they’re able to work something out where both can walk away satisfied. 

Thanks for taking the time to read this, as a huge fan of retro games looking at the pictures of Luna City takes me back to my childhood and at the sites and sounds of being in a real arcade. 

All the best to Peter Hirschberg, thank you for making one of the greatest places I’ve ever seen.