Spirit of Speed 1937

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Spirit of Speed 1937
System(s): Sega Dreamcast
Publisher: LJN (US, Europe), Acclaim Japan (Japan)
Developer:
Distributor: Taito (Japan)
Peripherals supported: Dreamcast VGA Box, Race Controller, Jump Pack, Dreamcast Arcade Stick, Visual Memory Unit
Genre: Classic Car Racing (クラシックカーレーシング)[1][2], Racing[3]

















Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Español
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Dreamcast
    JP
    ¥3,800 (3,990)3,800e[2] T-8102M
    Sega Rating: All Ages
    Sega Dreamcast
    US
    T-8118N
    ESRB: Everyone
    Sega Dreamcast
    DE
    DM 109109[8] T-8117D-18
    USK: 0
    Sega Dreamcast
    ES
    T-8117D-06
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Dreamcast
    FR
    T-8117D-59
    SELL: Tous Publics
    Sega Dreamcast
    UK
    £39.9939.99[7] T-8117D-05
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Dreamcast
    IT
    T-8117D-13
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Dreamcast
    FR/NL
    T-8117D-59
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Dreamcast
    AU
    Non-Sega versions

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    Spirit of Speed 1937 (スピリット オブ スピード 1937) is a racing game for the Sega Dreamcast.

    It is notable for being the last release to date to be published under the LJN label, then owned by Acclaim Entertainment. The LJN name had been retired during the mid 1990s, following a long string of poor releases for Nintendo consoles. It is unknown why it was re-used here, presumably due of the poor quality of the game. The later released Japanese version, co-published by Taito, has the Acclaim brand instead.

    Gameplay

    Spirit of Speed 1937 lets players race fifteen licensed vehicles of the era across nine different tracks.

    The game lacks any sort of multiplayer option, meaning players can only race against AI competitors.

    History

    Release

    Spirit of Speed 1937, while in some cases praised for its original idea, was almost universally panned by critics for a variety of reasons, including its approach to graphics, the controls, the glitches and the game's long load times.

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Spirit of Speed 1937/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    Logo-pdf.svg
    Print advert in Dreamcast Magazine (UK) #9: "No. 9" (2000-05-18)

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
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    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Dreamcast Monthly (UK) PAL
    30
    [11]
    Dreamcast Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    53
    [12]
    Dreamcast Magazine (UK) PAL
    39
    [13]
    Dorimaga (JP) NTSC-J
    41
    [14]
    Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast (RU)
    74
    [15]
    Joypad (FR) PAL
    20
    [16]
    MAN!AC (DE) PAL
    34
    [17]
    Official Dreamcast Magazine (UK) PAL
    30
    [18]
    Sega Magazin (DE) PAL
    30
    [8]
    Video Games (DE) PAL
    57
    [19]
    Sega Dreamcast
    41
    Based on
    10 reviews

    Spirit of Speed 1937

    Dreamcast, JP
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    Cover
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    Disc
    Dreamcast, US
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    Cover
    SpiritofSpeed1937 DC US Manual.pdf
    Manual
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    Inlay
    Dreamcast, UK
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    Cover
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    Disc
    Dreamcast, DE
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    Cover
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    Disc
    Dreamcast, FR/NL
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    Cover
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    Disc
    Dreamcast, ES
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    Cover
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    Disc
    Dreamcast, IT
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    Cover
    SoS1937DCEUDisc.jpg
    Disc

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Dreamcast
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    2000-03-03 GD-R Page
    Sega Dreamcast
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    2000-05-17 GD-R Page

    External links

    • Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): Dreamcast

    References


    Spirit of Speed 1937

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    Main page | Comparisons | Magazine articles | Reception


    Sega Dreamcast
    Prototypes: 2000-03-03 | 05-17