In the past, the folks over at Sega have kept us entertained with their fair share of gaming titles, and Sonic the Hedgehog happened to be one of the more popular characters that came out of Sega’s stables. Having said that, this does not mean that the world knows about every single Sonic game that ever arrived – with an arcade title known as Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car being one of the more obscure ones, where it involves Sonic playing the role of a patrolman as he tries to stop Dr. Eggman.
Sonic Retro realized that this arcade title will now play nice with MAME, which so happens to be a multi-arcade machine emulator that video game publishers aren’t too hot about. It might not sound like much, but the effort to arrive at such a stage comprised of hunting down an actual working PCB board in order to dump the ROM from, since the arcade machine itself is not all that common these days, too. Even one of the units found in the wild had a broken steering wheel, which would have rendered it useless, but thankfully, through time and resourcefulness, they found a working board. Nice to see classic games get “resurrected”, right?