View Full Version : R-360: You experiencied?

02-07-2018, 06:44 PM
Im curious if any member here had a experience with arcade R-360/G-LOC.
How was it?

Prince Talmit
02-07-2018, 08:17 PM
I'd seen it once in an arcade, I seem to recall it was in one of the arcades on the boardwalk in Ocean City New Jersey, but it was "Out of Order".

02-07-2018, 09:27 PM


02-08-2018, 12:05 AM
I seem to recall playing G-Loc and being spinned upside down. I recall it being more of a barrel roll than what this kid is doing. I'm pretty sure I was in an R-360, because I don't recall any other setup that spun you around.

02-08-2018, 07:29 AM
I wish, but I think I might be too tall and heavy for the thing at this point.

02-08-2018, 05:34 PM
When I was a kid, the arcade inside Tomorrowland at Disneyland had two units that were very similar to this. they were like $5 a game and had an attendant. I don't remember if they were Sega R-360s, but I always thought they were super cool.

02-09-2018, 12:27 AM
Played this as I kid I wasn't very good at it. The guy got mad at me cause I was chewing gum and didn't spit it out before I entered the cockpit and got fastened in. Good times.

Team Andromeda
02-09-2018, 07:53 AM
Played this both in Blackpool and in Hamleys in London (SEGA used to have its own section in that store back in the day) . Totally amazing Arcade experience that has never been bettered

02-12-2018, 09:39 AM
And nowadays people get excited when an arcade machine seat tilts back and forth slightly:


How history has been forgotten...!

02-23-2018, 06:02 PM
I played G-Lock on an R360 at the Trocadero arcade in London England in around '92 or '93. I still have my arcade credit card from that trip! It was quite cool and I remember thinking about it quite a bit after the experience was over. One of the first things I looked up on the early internet (pre web) when I got my first modem at age 13 was information about G-Lock - the phenomena, not the game. I considered writing my class speech on it, but wound up talking about my braces instead.

I was also lucky enough to also play at Trocadero, the insane Namco Galaxian3 theater game. Incredible. It was also an eqrly game that I purchased from my Playstation when it came out to relive the experience.

Good times.

02-28-2018, 05:48 AM
I remember playing it at Trocadero in London too. My main memory of it was that it was incredibly expensive! It was an awesome experience too however.

05-01-2018, 11:26 AM
It was spring break 1995 and we had taken a family trip to Las Vegas. Back then, Vegas had RIDICULOUS arcades. Like all the super deluxe versions of every game you've played, had em. Giant simulators that you've never heard of, had em. VR Wolfenstien, had it, played it. In the hotel we were staying at, the MGM Grand, their arcade was truly exceptional (although one hotel, I forget which one, had a "World of Sega" type deal that was excellent.) One of the main attractions was R360. It cost $5 to play and there was a panic button on the inside that you can hit if things got too crazy. What I didn't know was that it ended your turn and you lost your money from it so I only made that mistake once. Once I got over the entirely new feeling of full rotation (the closest thing I'd done to this at that point was the full Afterburner II cab that tilted side to side) it was pretty awesome. While the game itself was a generic flight game ala Afterburner, being able to just pull the stick back and do infinite back flips, doing straight up barrel rolls and flat spins, was NUTS. The game was timed and didn't care how well you did. It was clearly done more as a ride than a game. Wannabe Mavericks weren't able to plunk down $5 and play through a long game. There were lines of kids and money to be made.

Outside of Vegas, the only other place I saw one was at Adventure Land on Long Island. It wasn't in the main arcade, which was also a kick ass arcade in the 90's, but rather off to the side in the main section. There it was $3 a game but everything else was the same. Too bad they don't make cool shit like that anymore as that is something that would actually benefit greatly from modern graphics.

The last hurrah for like crazy simulator and VR arcades I remember was this place XS that was in midtown Manhattan in '99. Got to play VR Pac Man where you WERE Pac Man. I really wish they would do shit like that stateside again as it seems to be coming back in Japan.

Anyways, R360 was pretty unique and awesome. I must have dropped like 40 bucks on it that vacation, but it was totally worth it.

05-04-2018, 12:15 AM
In the hotel we were staying at, the MGM Grand, their arcade was truly exceptional (although one hotel, I forget which one, had a "World of Sega" type deal that was excellent.)

VirtuaLand in the Luxor Hotel.

05-10-2018, 06:57 PM
VirtuaLand in the Luxor Hotel.

That's the one. Crazy times man...

God I miss the arcade era.

06-06-2018, 05:17 PM
i read about the R360 in some magazine in mid 90's.

i never tried the thing but i wish i had.

06-10-2018, 03:53 PM
Played it around 20 years ago at Grand Prix Race O Rama near Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

12-30-2020, 02:55 PM
FYI, Galloping Ghost added one in their expansion earlier this year. It has to have an attendant, so you have to grab someone if you want to play it, and I believe they recommend a 250 lb. weight limit.

01-01-2021, 07:06 PM
Got to play one in Indianapolis back in the early 90s. I could definitely recall it running After Burner II, but sources say that's a common misconception where people are mistaking it for G-Loc. I'd slightly argue against that because even back then I knew the difference as I was obsessed with G-Loc's graphics, but I could be very wrong here too. You know how memory is.