The Blue Blur is famous for his Genesis adventures but you might be unaware of his spins across arcades. These includes special games built various machines. One such machine includes a little space ship and it released only in Japan.
SegaSonic Cosmo Fighter (or SegaSonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol) is a 1993 kiddy ride up that features Sonic the Hedgehog as he fights enemies in space which appear on the monitor inside the ride. The goal is to try to rescue Sonic’s friends (Flicky and the gang) from Doctor Eggman. The game is shown from a top-down perspective.
Credit for showing off this gameplay footage goes out to SonicWindBlue!