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Virtua Racing

Developer: Sega AM2 Publisher: Sega
August 1992
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#2,653 All-time
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1994 Sega AM2 Sega  
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XNA
1994 Sega AM2 Sega  
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XNA 0 10086 84601 0
1995 Time Warner  
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XNA 0 31763 10720 0
2004 VSC Sega AM2  
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JP 4 571159 590118 SLPM-62443
2019 M2 Sega AM2  
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You have to know that an arcade game's got problems when you and your best friend spend more time complaining about the car not doing what it's told than actually trying to beat each other. No game that puts you in opposition in such a basic point-scoring way should leave two kids furiously agreeing with each other for its entire length. It was the jerky steering that did it more than anything - the kind of subtlety you naturally want to go for just didn't seem capable on the technology, making approaching corners tricky and taking them frustrating. I was actually fairly good at it, and usually got near the top of the leaderboard (which reset every week at our arcade) whenever I played, but it didn't feel like I was beating other people, it felt like I was beating the game itself, defying its own internal logic somehow. You can only steer straight into a wall after only moving the wheel an inch to the side so many times before you feel like the game doesn't want you to do well, you know?

Maybe I'm unlucky and the cabinet was just pretty old and beat up by the time we got around to playing it, I guess, but I can't get away from my abiding memory of this game being everybody I knew agreeing that it was the worst game in the whole arcade by some distance, and only playing it for a laugh when the other machines were all occupied.
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FirstMate Virtua Racing 2024-04-19T17:29:56Z
2024-04-19T17:29:56Z
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Dafinition SEGA AGES Virtua Racing 2024-04-01T17:00:22Z
Switch
2024-04-01T17:00:22Z
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eliottstaten Virtua Racing 2024-03-16T04:24:41Z
2024-03-16T04:24:41Z
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Giann96 Virtua Racing 2024-02-22T23:46:48Z
Arcade
2024-02-22T23:46:48Z
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tendollars Virtua Racing 2024-02-10T15:59:06Z
2024-02-10T15:59:06Z
3.5
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plan9mastermind Virtua Racing 2024-01-27T21:43:01Z
2024-01-27T21:43:01Z
2.0
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Abic Virtua Racing 2024-01-12T16:42:56Z
Saturn • XNA
2024-01-12T16:42:56Z
3.0
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Mudaque SEGA AGES Virtua Racing 2024-01-06T11:41:32Z
Switch
2024-01-06T11:41:32Z
B
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ColtXplosion Virtua Racing 2024-01-05T02:48:27Z
2024-01-05T02:48:27Z
4.5
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
ranzac Virtua Racing 2023-12-20T02:33:12Z
2023-12-20T02:33:12Z
6
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cloudeleven Virtua Racing 2023-12-03T23:43:07Z
Arcade • JP
2023-12-03T23:43:07Z
3.0
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xNobility Virtua Racing 2023-11-30T14:59:32Z
Mega Drive/Genesis • XNA
2023-11-30T14:59:32Z
2.5
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  • V.R.
  • SEGA AGES 2500シリーズ Vol.8 V.R. バーチャレーシング -Flat Out-
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  • ColtXplosion 2024-01-07 00:18:36.647844+00
    thanks to the extra chips inside the cart to make the 3-d work on the genesis that version of the game cost 100 dollars when it came out, or 210 dollars adjusted for inflation. All that money for 1 car, 3 tracks and a framerate the hovers around 12 frames per second.

    I'd love to play the original arcade version sometime, but the Sega ages version is a joy to play, you don't need much content when the driving itself is so satisfying.
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    • tendollars 2024-02-08 17:03:50.653624+00
      the 32X version plays pretty smoothly and has more cars and tracks
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