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Publisher: The Software Toolworks
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Genre: Racing

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
$? T-87025

MegaRace is a Sega Mega-CD racing/shooting game developed by Cryo Interactive and published by The Software Toolworks. Despite being an European game (and being advertised in Europe), the Mega-CD version was only released in North America. It was given a supposed release date of May 1994 in the UK.[2]


MegaRace is a futuristic racing game set in a virtual world where the objective is either to win in a three-lap race or destroy all opponents on the track. It is one of several racing games produced around this period where tracks are represented entirely by full motion video - while the player can accelerate and break, it is not possible to "turn" your vehicle, with Left and Right merely adjusting its horizontal position on-screen.

In game music is not streamed off the CD, instead being generated by the sound chips of the Mega Drive.



MegaRace was followed by MegaRace 2 and MegaRace 3 in 1996 and 2002, respectively.

Magazine articles

Main article: MegaRace/Magazine articles.

Promotional material


EGM US 058.pdfEGM US 058.pdf

Print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #58: "May 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #59: "June 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[3]

SegaPro DE 1994-09.pdf

Print advert in
Sega Pro (DE) #9/94: "September 1994" (1994-09-02)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
77 №35, p147
75 №155, p99[4]
35 №34, p109
55 №25, p102[5]
73 №25, p48/49
73 №10, p90/91
79 №59, p56/57
72 №37, p52/53
Sega Mega-CD
Based on
8 reviews

Mega-CD, US
MegaRace MCD US Box Back.jpgMegaRace MCD US Box Front.jpg
MegaRace MCD US Disc.jpg
Megarace mcd us manual.pdf


  1. File:GamePro US 053.pdf, page 247
  2. File:CVG UK 150.pdf, page 78
  3. File:EGM US 059.pdf, page 26
  4. File:CVG UK 155.pdf, page 99
  5. File:MeanMachinesSega25UK.pdf, page 102