View Full Version : Thinking of buying a Sega Super GT Arcade

11-19-2018, 09:11 PM
I recently play a Sega Super GT Arcade and have the option to buy it. The thing is massive and is 2 players. I think I would get bored of constantly playing Sega Super GT.

Is there anyway to play other racing games with this cabinet?

11-19-2018, 10:29 PM
Im pretty sure you could swap the board with Daytona 2. That thing has got to be pretty expensive.

11-19-2018, 11:26 PM
Whats so bad about Scud Race?

11-20-2018, 11:33 AM
Scud Race ran on the Sega Model 3 so your alternative racing games are Daytona USA 2 (there's Battle on the Edge and Power Edition, both have their differences), Le Mans 24, Sega Rally 2 and Dirt Devils.

Scud Race and Daytona 2 uses the same controls and Le Mans 24 uses the same version as Scud Race so that should be a straight swap. There are some slightly differences between versions of the Model 3 but honestly don't really know much apart from there's 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 and 2.1. None of the racers used 1.0 though.

11-20-2018, 01:04 PM
He would be doing a complete board swap, unless hes able to just change out the ROM. The later models had more memory and some updated hardware.

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11-20-2018, 10:08 PM
Is can it be modified to also play mame racing games while still keeping the original hardware intact?

12-07-2018, 03:31 PM
The hardware is not super-reliable on these. Don't pay a lot for it and if you are not skilled at arcade repair I would pass altogether.

05-15-2019, 07:10 AM
The hardware is not super-reliable on these. Don't pay a lot for it and if you are not skilled at arcade repair I would pass altogether.

What do you mean?

11-26-2019, 06:28 PM
How much do cabinets like this go for generally when not on eBay?

09-12-2021, 04:52 PM
Depends on condition and whether the thing works or not. Probably the best deal I saw in the last couple years within a 200 mile search was a single unit (only 1 seat, screen, controls) fully working, sell for about $350. More often than not, when things come up locally I tend to see non-working twin units that doen't power on, or that is missing parts or otherwise in rough shape, for sale for $500-$700.

I recently saw a 1 player large full motion cab version of Super GT (non-working but complete) within 50 miles of me, sell for under $200 on ebay. I regret not buying it, it would have been an interesting project, and maybe I would have gotten lucky and it would boot right up with a new power supply... but because these things are so large and heavy, it definitely would have cost another several hundred bucks to get it to my house, and then it would take up my entire single car garage, and then the 25 year old boards would probably get damaged when subjected to the temperature changes in my area.

People ask $1000+ for 2 player units all day and you'll see the twin units for sale for that price on ebay, but the fact of the matter is that these machines are incredibly heavy, take up a lot of space, and are tough to move (you probably cannot move it into a truck by yourself). That makes it harder to sell. $1000 doesn't feel like a ripoff for a clean and working unit though, if it came down to it, the individual parts could be sold for more than that, and that's a heck of a discount compared to what these things cost from sega when they were new (I think it was $10K or $15K).

I'm jealous of the fact that SCUD Race came in an upright cabinet over in Europe. These days, that would be ideal for the home since it takes up like 1/6 the space as the sit down driving cabs.

The game comes on several different boards though, its all fragile, compounded with the fact that its over two decades old now. You might be dealing with brittle solder connections, brittle insulation in wires, leaky capacitors, etc. The boards for this game are not small and simple, they are large, there are multiple boards, and they all have a lot of components on them. That all increases the potential for something to break and render the game inoperable.