On the July 18, Tokyo Joypolis became the home of the latest Sega Transformers cabinet, with the Transformers: Human Alliance Special in a redesigned R360 motion simulation machine.
The R-360 is an arcade cabinet produced by Sega which has two axes of movement, allowing the player to rotate freely as the cabinet mimics the in-game action. This motion includes full 360 movement, even turning the cabinet completely upside down.
The R-360 was also known for its many interior safety features such as a safety harness similar to a roller coaster harness, two seatbelts which attached to the harness, and an Emergency Stop Button.
It also has a number of exterior safety features as well, and as you can see in the photos below there is a lot of safety measures being taken to make sure that people can't simply rush the machine.
As you can see from the images, Transformers Special can hold two people at a time - an imporvement from the previous one player R360 design - and the controller design has changed from the Transformers arcade cabinet, using joysticks (similar to what you might see in a flight simulator game, and considering the 360 motion of the cabinet, it's reasonable to think there might be some modification on the game play).
So far, the Official Transformers: Human Alliance Special
site has specified that the machine is only for distribution in Japan, so we won't be seeing this out West at a Dave & Buster's any time soon.
You can check out some video of the machine, which was posted to Tokyo Joypolis' Twitter: