Virtua Racing (Sega Genesis, 1994)
About this product
|Virtua Racing has the distinction of being the first and only Genesis title to use the SVP chip, a graphics processor which renders shaded, 3D-polygon graphics. Adapted from the breakthrough arcade hit, the game contains three tracks -- beginner, medium and expert -- and four views of the action that can be changed during gameplay. Also available is a choice of automatic or 7-speed manual transmission. |
If your car needs repairs, steer into the pits for a quick fill-up and change of tires. After the race, you can take another look at the action with the instant replay feature. Two players can race head-to-head via a split-screen, and the game is compatible with the six-button Sega Arcade Pad.
|Publisher||Sega of America, Inc.|
|Control Elements||Gamepad/Joystick, Steering Wheel|
|Number of Players||1-2|
Most relevant reviews
- brianyankeesJun 8, 2013by
Check out this piece of unheralded early 3D gaming!
This is an interesting game for retro gamers to pick up. Just like on the Super Nintendo, Sega experimented with 3D polygon graphics by 1994, but instead of adding a Super FX chips to games, Sega simply made the cartridges huge.
So while the game looks like a black monolith from 2001 rising from your Genesis, it plays pretty well. The graphics are pretty raw, clearly early 3D, but the game is certainly playable.
Drawbacks would be you can only select one car that I've found, and music only plays after passing a checkpoint.
Biggest benefit to this game is a 2-player mode.
- bradwartOct 12, 2008by
V.R. The best game ever?
With it's powerful (for the time) Sega Virtua Processor, and good music, this game should be a part of any true Sega fan's collection. Simply one of the best racing games ever made.