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Street Racer
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Saturn
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer:
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
Krisalis/Shaun Hollingworth,
Sega Saturn
SCSP/CD-DA (12 tracks)
Peripherals supported:
Sega Mega Drive
4 Way Play, Team Player,
Sega Saturn
Saturn 6 Player Adaptor
Genre: Racing































Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.99[1] T-177016-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F T-177016-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM 139,-[4] T-177016-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas T-177016-50
Sega Mega Drive
IT
?
Sega Mega Drive
PT
?PTE$ MDJUB0423
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? ?



Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 T-17702G
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.99[5] T-17702H-50
Sega Saturn
FR
?F T-17702H-50
Sega Saturn
DE
DM ? T-17702H-50
Sega Saturn
ES
?Ptas T-17702H-50




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Street Racer is a racing game developed by Vivid Image and published by Ubisoft for numerous consoles and computers including the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Saturn.

The Mega Drive version of the game was not released in Japan or North America, though did make it to Brazil and Europe. Plans for a North American version were put in place (even getting to the stage of having its own box art with ESRB rating), but were cancelled. Likewise the Saturn version of the game was not released in North America. Sega Game Gear and Sega 32X versions were also in development, but were never released in any region.

Gameplay

Similar to Super Mario Kart, Street Racer game allows the user to select one of many cartoon-like characters, racing around a circuit, avoiding obstacles and using special items.

Due to various hardware restrictions, gameplay differs among platforms - the Mega Drive version of the game has the player travel along a road in a similar manner to Hang-On or OutRun, whereas the Saturn version renders its levels through 3D geometry, allowing the user to see more of the stage. The Japanese Saturn version of the game is called Street Racer Extra (ストリート レーサー エクストラ) due to these additions.

Unusually for the time, the Saturn version offers more detailed stages with more scenery than its PlayStation counterpart, and also runs at a higher screen resolution. The changes are particularly noticeable on the "Raph" stages, where a grassland with a few hills on the PlayStation has become a small European-style town on the Saturn.

Characters

Hodja
Frank
Suzulu
Biff
Raph
Surf Sister
Helmut
Sumo San
Rabbit

Magazine articles

Main article: Street Racer/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Street Racer/Promotional material.

Artwork

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90
90 №29, p38-39[7]
94 №12, p70-71
88 №31, p72-73[1]
83 №53, p90-91
95 №66, p28-35
93 №45, p64-67
93 №58, p12
Sega Mega Drive
91
Based on
8 reviews

Mega Drive, EU
StreetRacer MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
StreetRacer MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Street Racer MD EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, IT
StreetRacer MD IT Box.jpg
Cover
StreetRacer MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, BR
StreetRacer MD BR cover.jpg
Cover
StreetRacer MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)
StreetRacer MD SE Box Rental.jpg
Cover

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
55 №419, p33
85 №50, p46
78 №101
87 №50, p56-59[5]
85 №70, p116-117
82 №14, p72-73[8]
63 №1996-22, p278[9]
62 №, p14Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[10]
Sega Saturn
75
Based on
8 reviews

Saturn, EU
StreetRacer Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
StreetRacer Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, JP
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Cover
StreetRacer Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
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Disc

Unreleased versions

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Street Racer
Publisher: Ubisoft
Planned release date: 1995
System(s): Sega Game Gear, Sega 32X

Street Racer was intended for release on the 32X shortly after the Mega Drive, however this version was cancelled (possibly in favour of the Saturn version). A Game Gear port was also in development for an expected release in November 1995[11]. This too was cancelled for reasons unknown.

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
437,796,576 CD-ROM (EU) T-17702H-50 V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
439,092,528 1996-09-15 CD-ROM (JP) T-17702G V1.000

References