is a home port of Sega's first ever 3D, polygon-based racing game for the arcade. The game consists of racing Formula-1-looking cars around a beginner, intermediate, or expert track, competing against a second player or computer drivers. Despite having Formula-1 cars, the game controls are very "arcadey" and players can see the leap they made from here to Daytona.
The Megadrive/Genesis version of Virtua Racing
is of note as it is the only game for the system which features the SVP chip (Sega Virtua Processor). The chip is a 3D processor built into each cartridge (the console itself had no 3D capability) and is very similar to the SNES's SuperFX chips, used in games such as Starfox
and Stunt Race FX
- "バーチャ レーシング" -- Japanese spelling
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This game caused a quite intresting problem for owners of phones. The
SVP chip had a frequency that was so high it was picked up by the phones and they rang like crazy. It was enough to sure cause headaches!
This entry to the MobyGames database was contributed by Tibes80 (1496)
on Jan 08, 2003.