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Albegas / Cybernaut - Many laserdiscs for this game have circulated, but unfortunately, no ROM images are known to still exist. Albegas was most likely going to be released as a dedicated cabinet and as a conversion kit for Astron Belt and Galaxy Ranger, but the game was not released in the United States. According to Sega's website headquartered in Japan (and translated to English by Google), their list of Sega arcade game history includes Albegas, and, also considering Japanese media photos of working cabinets and Sega's marketing material (below), it seems that there was a limited release of Albegas in Japan. A few screenshots and video clips taken from the laserdisc are also below.
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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock -
This was another arcade laserdisc game designed by Sega, to be distributed by
Marty Foulger, who worked on the game, said in an interview:
I started my game design career as a writer for Advanced Microcomputer Systems in 1981, but soon developed a talent for game design. I designed games for a variety of platforms, including handheld vacuum-fluorescent games (Reactor & The Ewok Adventure), raster graphics arcade games (Zzyzzyxx & Sprockets), and a proprietary system developed by AMS called the Fantasy Machine. FM eventually morphed into a home laserdisc game playing system (much later to become the Halcyon System by RDI), and it was in 1982-83 that we developed Dragon's Lair, the first * laserdisc arcade game. I was one of three game designers. DL was quite successful, and in 1983 I left AMS to work for Sega Enterprises, the American division of Sega Japan that was developing all of the next generation of arcade laserdisc games. We completed the pre-production phase of a Star Trek laserdisc game when the arcade laserdisc bubble burst in 1984, and the project was cancelled (an annoying theme in my career). I continued as a game design consultant to Sega until 1985, when the division was sold to Bally/Midway, then finally folded.
* The quoted claim is incorrect. Quarter Horse was the first coin-operated laserdisc game. Astron Belt was the second. Dragon's Lair was the third.
Below is an image from a Sega booth of the '80s where the game was presented.
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