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A New Pop-Up Book Is Full Of Sega Arcade Games

Pop-up books aren’t just for kids. They’re also for adults who were once kids, in particular during Sega’s period of arcade dominance during the 1980s.


This is SEGA Arcade: Pop-Up History, a new book by Read-Only Memory that’s written by Keith Stuart. While the enormous and extremely well-detailed models are the star, this is also just a book in general about Sega and the arcade, with a written history of each game featuring contributions from legendary designer Yu Suzuki and concept art for each cabinet featured.

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It’s available now from Read-Only’s site.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs

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I remember that Space Harrier cabinet. $0.75 a play, which was outrageous for the time, but the whole cabinet moved with you. It was pretty amazing and I played it a few times.