I feel like I'm gonna get cancer from looking at this.
What the heck is this?
wow, that's old school. i remember sinking quarters into this piece of shit and never quite knowing what to do lol.
Crappy hologram arcade game from the 90s.
What, actual volumetric display game? I don't doubt it was crappy though, for some reason...
I take it volumetric displays are technically way too complicated to have become anything more than a curiosity so far.
And i'm calling them volumetric displays, since they aren't necessarily holographs.
EDIT wait wait. The video makes it look like it is 2d images but shown in a way that gives an illusion of them being 3-dimensional.
Hmm. Kind of cool for sure. Also gimmicky as mentioned.
The game uses a special arcade cabinet that projects the game's characters using refraction, making them appear free-standing. The "holographic" effect is an optical illusion using a huge curved mirror and a CRT television set. Characters appear as tiny images about five inches (12.7 cm) tall, standing in mid-air in a manner similar to the volumetric projections seen in the Star Wars movies.
Time Traveler had a non-standard shape for an upright arcade cabinet. Though the game is played standing up the cabinet is larger and shorter resembling an oversized cocktail design (50"Hx43"Wx45"D) (H: 127 cm; W: 109.2 cm; D: 114.3 cm). It doesn't have a monitor but instead uses a flat, dark stage called the "Micro-theater", which was invented by engineers Steve Zuloff and Barry Benjamin. The Micro-theater is composed of a big concave mirror that lies underneath the stage. Along with it, a 20 inch (50.8 cm) Sony TV sits in front of the mirror. The player controls are located on top of the TV equipment. A couple of neon colored geometric blocks placed at the back of the stage serves as the only background for the game. It is decorated with white formica all around and with a tall "SEGA Hologram Time Traveler" sign on its back.