Impact Racing

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Impact Racing
Publisher: Acclaim (US), JVC (EU), Coconuts Japan (JP)
System(s): Sega Saturn
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (9 tracks)
Genre: Racing

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
¥6,800 T-7307G
Sega Saturn
$? T-8139H
Sega Saturn
£? T-6010H-50
Sega Saturn
?F T-6010H-50
Sega Saturn
DM ? T-6010H-50
Sega Saturn
?Ptas T-6010H-50
Sega Saturn
₩? T-26806H-08

Impact Racing (インパクトレーシング) is a racing game developed by Funcom for the Sega Saturn.


Impact Racing is a 3D racing game set in the future, where in addition to racing around a track within a set time limit, the player can destroy other cars with lasers (and likewise, opponent cars can destroy you).

Production credits

Funcom Impact Team
  • Producers: Padraig Crowley, Ronny Hanssen
  • Saturn Coding : Ivar Just Olsen, Joerund Teigen
  • Gameplay Coding: Brian Lewis, Colm Cox, Ivar Just Olsen, Joerund Teigen
  • Engine and Tools: Ivar Just Olsen, Steinar Midtskogen
  • Conceptual, Graphic and Texture Art: Teresa Eddery, Philip Plunkett
  • Lead 3D Modeler: Hans Jorgen Kjarnet
  • 3D Modeling: Ed Thomas
  • Music and Sound FX: Martin Schioeler, Brian Lewis
JVC Impact Team
  • Executive Producer: Makoto Orii
  • Producers: Yoji Takenaka, Aki Akaike, Rick Watters
  • Game Testers: Ron Talay, Chris Scaglione, Duy Le, Aki Akaike
  • Marketing: Jun Hasunuma, Kelly Flaherty, Stacey Hirata
  • Special Thanks To: Pat Araki
  • Voice Samples: Michael Cahill
  • Additional Music: -:Art By Accident:-, Ole Henrik Antonsen, Tom Steinar Hanssen, -:Plutopress:-, Didrik Tollefsen, Tor Linlokken
  • Conceptual Art: Olve Askim, Aidan Walsh
  • Textures: Anders Finer
  • Sampling, Music and Intro Compolation: Ulrik Henriksen
  • 3D Modeling: David Moran (of Virtual Light)
  • Intro Storyboard: Gareth Reynolds
  • 3D Modeling: Richard Legg, Jarl Schjerverud
  • Conceptual Art: Aidan Walsh
  • Thanks Also To..: Tanya Flood, Tom Tommervag Gjerde, Aadne Hetlelid, Petter B. Horntvedt, Ronnie Jensen, Lynn Kennedy, Glenn Kristofferson, Fionnuala O Toole, Tommy Svensson, Didrik Tollefsen, Alf Ragnar Yngve, All of those who supported us when times were getting rough, Our parents; friend; relatives and partners who had to bear with our temper and moods, ...long live...
Source: In-game creditsMedia:ImpactRacing_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf[2]

Magazine articles

Main article: Impact Racing/Magazine articles.

Promotional material


EGM US 077.pdf

Print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #77: "December 1995" (1995-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Game Players (US) Vol. 9 No. 4 "April 1996" (1996-03-19)[3]
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #82: "May 1996" (1996-xx-xx)[4]

NextGeneration US 22.pdf

Print advert in
Next Generation (US) #22: "October 1996" (1996-09-17)
also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #87: "October 1996" (1996-xx-xx)[5]
  • EGM² (US) #29: "November 1996" (1996-xx-xx)[6]

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
50 №443, p31
80 №49, p71[7]
85 №13, p74/75[8]
50 №1997-20, p146[9]
79 №, p11Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[10]
Sega Saturn
Based on
5 reviews

Saturn, US
ImpactRacing Saturn US Box Back.jpgImpactRacing Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Impactracing sat us manual.pdf
Saturn, EU
ImpactRacing Saturn EU Box.jpg
ImpactRacing Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Saturn, JP
ImpactRacing Saturn JP Box Back.jpgImpactRacing Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
ImpactRacing Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
ImpactRacing Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Saturn, KR
ImpactRacing Saturn KR Box Back.jpgImpactRacing Saturn KR Box Front.jpg


  1. File:CVG UK 177.pdf, page 52
  2. File:ImpactRacing_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf
  3. File:GamePlayers US 0904.pdf, page 43
  4. File:EGM US 082.pdf, page 119
  5. File:EGM US 087.pdf, page 131
  6. File:EGM2 US 29.pdf, page 173
  7. File:MeanMachinesSega49UK.pdf, page 71
  8. File:SSM_UK_13.pdf, page 74
  9. File:SSM_JP_19970620_1997-20.pdf, page 148
  10. File:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf, page 13