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Virtua Racing Deluxe
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega 32X
Genre: Racing































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega 32X
JP
¥8,800 GM-5001
Sega 32X
US
$69.99[1] 84601
Sega 32X
UK
£59.99[2] 84601-50
Sega 32X
FR
?F 84601-50
Sega 32X
DE
DM ? 84601-50
Sega 32X
ES
?Ptas 84601-50
Sega 32X
AU
$99.95[3] ?
Sega 32X
BR
R$? 152020
Sega 32X
AS
? ?




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Virtua Racing Deluxe (バーチャレーシング デラックス) is an enhanced port of Virtua Racing, released as a launch title for the Sega 32X in North America and Europe in late 1994.

Much of its team was comprised of developers who had produced the port of Virtua Racing to the Sega Mega Drive, however the visuals in Virtua Racing Deluxe are far more accurate and the some music was rearranged. Naofumi Hataya also composed several new tracks for the game, in some cases replacing original themes.

Gameplay

With ideas similar to the original, Virtua Racing Deluxe plays much the same as its 1992 arcade counterpart, however now you can also play with two new types of cars, Stock (a standard racing car) and Prototype (a sleeker car).

Tracks

Virtua Racing Deluxe includes all three tracks from the arcade Virtua Racing, plus two exclusive tracks to the 32X:

VirtuaRacing Highland.png Highland
Highland is a mountainous track with buildings and trees as scenery.
VirtuaRacing SandPark.png Sand Park
Sand Park is a desert track with rock formations.

Versions

Virtua Racing Deluxe operates at around 20FPS during gameplay - a third of the average frame rate of the arcade game which targets 60FPS (though more than the Mega Drive conversion).

In order to speed up processing time, the collision detection has been paired back. In the arcade version, driving into a palm tree causes the car to stop and coconuts to fall, while on the 32X the car clips straight through. Likewise road signs which would be pushed out of the way by the player's car in the arcade have no collision detection on the 32X.

Production credits

V.R. Deluxe Production Staff
Source: In-game credits


Magazine articles

Main article: Virtua Racing Deluxe/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
32 №2, p132-135[4]
94 №38
93 №157, p132-134[5]
90 №43, p44-45[6]
80 №16, p88-89[7]
100 №57, p84
86 №0712, p44-45[8]
95 №66, p60-61[9]
93 №24, p54-55
90 №70
88 №7, p15
90 №39, p102-105[10]
91 №37, p98-100[11]
90 №1/95, p50[12]
90 №27, p28-29
93 №34 (supp.), p26-29[13]
90 №1/95, p30[14]
93 №79, p23[15]
90 №27, p68-70[16]
60 №1, p93[17]
97 №48, p62-63
90 №12, p74
94 №62, p46-48[18]
90 №40, p44-45
88 №56, p25
97 №2/95, p12-13[19]
80 №2, p88-89[20]
82 №2/95, p92-93[21]
82 №71, p140[22]
Sega 32X
87
Based on
29 reviews

32X, US
VirtuaRacingDeluxe 32XUSCoverBack.jpgVirtuaRacingDeluxe 32XUSCover.jpg
Cover
Virtua Racing 32X US Cart.jpg
Cart
Vrdeluxe 32x us manual.pdf
Manual
32X, EU
VirtuaRacingDeluxe 32X eu boxback.jpgVirtuaRacingDeluxe 32X eu boxfront.jpg
Cover
Virtua Racing 32X EU Cart.jpg
Cart
32X, JP
Vrdeluxe 32x jp backcover.jpgVirtuaRacingDX MD JP BoxSpine.jpgVrdeluxe 32x jp frontcover.jpg
Cover
VirtuaRacingDX MD JP CartTop.jpg
VirtuaRacingDeluxe 32X JP Cart Back.jpgVirtuaRacingDeluxe 32X JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Vrdeluxe 32x jp manual.pdf
Manual
32X, BR
VirtuaRacingDeluxe 32X BR Box.jpg
Cover
Virtuaracing 32x br cart.jpg
Cart
Vrdeluxe 32x br manual.pdf
Manual
32X, Asia

VirtuaRacingDeluxe 32X AS Box Spine.jpg

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega 32X
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
Cartridge
Sega 32X
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-09-05
Sega 32X
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-08-29
Sega 32X
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-08-22

References


Virtua Racing series of games
Arcade
Virtua Racing (1992) | Virtua Formula (1993)
Sega Mega Drive
Virtua Racing (1994)
Sega 32X
Virtua Racing Deluxe (1994)
Sega Saturn
Time Warner Interactive's VR Virtua Racing (1995)
Sony PlayStation 2
Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 8: Virtua Racing FlatOut (2004)
Virtua Racing related media
Music
Virtua Racing & OutRunners (1993) | Yu Suzuki Produce G-LOC/R360/Virtua Racing (1998)
Book
Virtua Racing: Official Racing Guide (1994) | Virtua Racing Hisshou Kouryaku-hou (199x)