|Publisher: Psygnosis (EU), Soft Bank (JP)|
|Developer: Reflections Interactive, Perfect Entertainment|
|System(s): Sega Saturn|
|Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (19 tracks)|
|Peripherals supported: Arcade Racer Joystick|
|Number of players: 1|
Destruction Derby (デストラクション・ダービー) is a racing game developed for the Sega Saturn by Reflections Interactive and published by Psygnosis in 1996. It was the first in the series, and went under a working title of Demolish 'Em Derby, being based on the real-life demolition derby sport. Though advertised, the Saturn version of the game was not released in North America.
The game is notable for being one of the first to allow cars to receive damage when hit, affecting the handling and performance of the vehicle. There are two modes, racing and battle, each with a running commentary. The Saturn version of Destruction Derby runs at about half the speed of its PlayStation counterpart, has a lower draw distance and some collision detection issues, making it one of the lesser versions of the game.
Destruction Derby arrived on the Saturn quite late - nearly a year after its PlayStation counterpart. As a result, its sequel, Destruction Derby 2 would be released for the Sony PlayStation and Windows PCs just two months later. Plans for a Saturn version of Destruction Derby 2 were put in place but were ultimately scrapped.
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