|Sega goes Virtua again||Mik_1_ (18)|
|AI||How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be||2.3|
|Gameplay||How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)||3.3|
|Graphics||The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines||2.9|
|Personal Slant||How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes||3.5|
|Sound / Music||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition||3.2|
|Overall MobyScore (10 votes)||3.1|
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Virtua Racing for the Saturn is a delight for race fans who have been waiting for a faithful reproduction of the arcade game. Gear up and get going!
If you're an arcade VR fan, I've got one word for you: disappointment. Apparently TWI wasn't trying to replicate the arcade game (kind of odd making a game called "Virtua Racing" and not have it be an arcade translation adaptation) even though a "arcade" mode is present. The addition of new cars and tracks is obviously super-cool, but the destruction of the beauteous B-Univ tunes and the violation of "Time Bomb" pain me. On the other hand, if you're not looking for the arcade game, then you'll probably love VR.
While this game isn't as dazzling graphically as other racing games for the Saturn, there's some new tracks, which are really lengthy, and the go-cart option is always a favorite. This game is a must-have for racing fans everywhere!
Coming Soon Magazine
Virtua Racing for the arcades is now available for home use on the Sega Saturn with the original three race tracks plus many new tracks and vehicles.
For an older game, Virtua Racing definitely withstands the test of time - if not graphically, but in terms of the challenging gameplay itself. There's not many racers today that can touch the deceptively deep racing action and challenge, despite better technology. As the Saturn is still quite a viable system (it's only a generation old, after all), Virtua Racing is a good pick if you're a racer getting into Sega's ill-fated console (sounds like a broken record, that) - and even if not, VR is a good tuneup if you can’t get your hands on the Sega Ages remake of VR for the PlayStation 2.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
The arcade edition is a great game and playing this title brings me memories of the high-speed racing experience. But there is still something missing. Despite the intense racing perspectives, I feel the game could have been done better in the graphics department. I know what the Saturn can do; the game didn't use the full capabilities of this machine. Overall, this is a great game to have.
The Video Game Critic
Despite the variety of tracks, cars and options, this game looks old. The sound effects and music are adequate but sparse. Fortunately, gameplay reigns supreme, and Virtua Racing was always a good time. The simple controls and high difficulty should divert your attention from the primitive graphics, at least for a while anyway.