We’ve been sent photos of the inside of SEGA World Sydney, back during the short period it was open and seemed like maybe being financially viable.

It looks like they had too much space to put everything in, and as if the whole place was designed by the BBC special effects department in collaboration with the National Film Board of Canada. In 1981.

In short, it looks rubbish.

SEGA World, Sydney, looking good at least from the outside

It’s a nice sign. We’d be tempted in by that. Before you scroll down, be warned that this is by far the highlight of the photos. If you’re sensitive about having your dreams about SEGA palaces crushed, don’t scroll down.

Jimmy, NOOOOO!

The quality of these photos isn’t good enough to tell if that’s a real person or a model of a person. Stupid 2001 cameras and their abysmal pixel counts. Either way, it’s a rubbish sign that looks like it belongs in the 1940s not a cutting-edge SEGA amusement/dream-making facility.

SEGA Prison Adventure

This is rubbish. It’s like a Soviet Union children zoo. That’s not fun. And it’s dirty. The poor kids.

Blakes 7, series 3, episode 9: Transit

This is the family. Dad’s taking the photos and mentally totting up how much money he’s wasted on this amazingly disappointing day out.

Nothing to say

Not really that exciting.

Nothing to say

Not really that exciting.

Babylon 5, series 2, episode 13: The Fall of the Darkness

We know people got more excitied about rubbish things back in the ‘old days’ before all the cool stuff we have now was invented, but this was only made in the late 1990s. Even in the late 1990s we wouldn’t have got excited about a big plastic tube standing on an unconvincing sci-fi floor.

Nothing to say

As disappointing as the SEGA AGES series.


So this is why no one goes to arcades any more, and why SEGA Worlds are being replaced by more branches of Starbucks the world over. We now stand for the complete annihilation of these miserable hell holes.