'94 Tokyo Toy Show
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|'94 Tokyo Toy Show|
|Date: 1994-06 — 1994-06|
|Location: Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan|
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The Tokyo Toy Show 1994 (東京おもちゃショー 1994).
This was the event in which the Sega Saturn was first demonstrated, albeit in a very rough form. The console itself was not playable - only a hacked together build of Virtua Fighter could be played on prototype Saturn hardware - a PCB not yet simplified to fit in the console's shell. Everything else was shown as little more than tech demos, or pre-rendered footage. Likewise the Sega 32X was also on show, in a more finalised, but still early state.
Sega was not alone in displaying very early hardware - the PlayStation, in slightly better shape, was also there with a range of barely-playable software, but unlike Sega was in a position to boast about the large number of Japanese third-party developers on its side. Also at the show were prototype versions of NEC's PC-FX, Bandai's Playdia (at the time known as the BA-X) and SNK's Neo Geo CD.
- Sega Saturn console
- Blue Seed: Kushinada Hirokuden
- Clockwork Knight
- Daytona USA (arcade footage; basic Saturn demo with a hornet driving around a Sega logo)
- Gale Racer
- Kanzen Chuukei Pro Yakyuu Greatest Nine
- Magic Knight Rayearth
- Panzer Dragoon
- Pebble Beach Golf Links
- Shinobi EX
- Shinsetsu Yumemi Yakata: Tobira no Oku ni Dareka ga...
- SimCity 2000 (PC screenshots)
- Victory Goal
- Virtua Cop
- Virtua Fighter ("30-40% finished")
- WanChai Connection
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