Speed Racer in The Challenge of Racer X

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Speed Racer in The Challenge of Racer X
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Accolade
Developer: Accolade
Planned release date: 1993-12[1], 1994-03[2][3], 1994-04[4][5][6][7], 1994-05[8], 1994-07[9][10], 1994-09[11][12]
Genre: Racing
Number of players: 1

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Speed Racer in The Challenge of Racer X is a racing game based on the Speed Racer franchise, published by Accolade for IBM PCs. A version was at one point set for release on the Sega Mega Drive, but despite being advertised (and priced at £39.99 in the UK[8]), the game was cancelled for unknown reasons.

The Mega Drive Speed Racer, unlike its Super NES counterpart advertised around the same time, was purely a racing game similar to the PC version[13].

The Challenge of Racer X was originally due release in 1993 (later March 1994), meaning, unlike some of Accolade's older Mega Drive titles, it would have been licensed by Sega, having followed the Sega v. Accolade court case.

Magazine articles

Main article: Speed Racer in The Challenge of Racer X/Magazine articles.

Promotional material


Print advert in GamePro (US) #57: "April 1994" (1994-xx-xx)