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WaveRunner is a trademarked name and type of personal water craft (PWC) produced by the Yamaha Motor Company.[1] Unique to the WaveRunner among PWCs is the spout of water that shoots into the air from the rear of the vehicle.[2]

Products in the WaveRunner line include the Yamaha WaveBlaster and Yamaha SuperJet.

Video game[edit]

Developer(s) Sega
Publisher(s) Sega
Platform(s) Arcade
Release 1996
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Cabinet Deluxe
Arcade system Sega Model 2

WaveRunner is a Sega racing arcade game developed and released in 1996. The game was built on the Sega Model 2 arcade hardware. The game is based on the water craft of the same name by Yamaha.

WaveRunner was designed in a cabinet that resembled an actual WaveRunner model. The game features three courses: "Novice", "Intermediate", and "Expert". The gameplay focuses on being more of straight racing game, like most Model 2 racing games, but you do tricks on ramps. WaveRunner wasn't ported to any home systems. This game is emulated on the Model 2 Emulator by ELSemi.

A sequel, WaveRunner GP, was released in 2001 and used the NAOMI hardware.


  1. ^ Holland, Catherine J. et al. (2007). Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets. Entrepreneur Press. p. 46. ISBN 978-1-59918-147-9. Retrieved 2011-07-08. 
  2. ^ Conley, James (Winter 2005). "Using Brand Identity to Reinforce Market Value: The Competitive Edge" (PDF). Innovation. Industrial Designers Society of America. 24 (4): 17. ISSN 0731-2334. Retrieved 2011-07-09. 

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