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Time Warner Interactive's VR Virtua Racing

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Time Warner Interactive's VR Virtua Racing
Publisher: Time Warner Interactive
Developer:
Publisher(s) of original games: Sega
Developer(s) of original games: Sega
System(s): Sega Saturn
Original system(s): Sega Model 1
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (40 tracks)
Peripherals supported: Arcade Racer Joystick
Genre: Racing































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 T-4803G
Sega Saturn
US
$49.95[1] T-4801H
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.99[2] T-4801H-50
Sega Saturn
FR
?F T-4801H-50
Sega Saturn
DE
DM ? T-4801H-50
Sega Saturn
ES
?Ptas T-4801H-50
Sega Saturn
AU
$? ?



The Sega Saturn port of Virtua Racing was not produced by Sega, but rather by Time Warner Interactive, who released it in 1995 as Time Warner Interactive's VR Virtua Racing (for some reason they considered VR part of the game's name, as evidenced in the in-game copyright screen). In Japan the port is called Virtua Racing SEGASATURN (バーチャレーシング セガサターン).

This port adds several new tracks and vehicle types and rearranged CD audio music. It does not contain anything from Virtua Racing Deluxe, and the graphics quality was not raised far above the Sega Model 1 original's.

Gameplay

New Tracks

(TODO)

New Vehicles

(TODO)

Production credits

  • Programming: Michael Alexander, Tim Crossman, Charles Tolman
  • Graphics Lead: Manuel Laguatan
  • Graphics: Jose Erazo, Ace Miles, Lindsay Dawson
  • Audio: Doug Brandon (Sweet Willy), M. Stevens, Earl Vickers
  • Tools: Chris Ebert
  • Tuning: Robert Boone
  • Test Manager: Curtis Soldano
  • Testing: Robert Boone, John Arvay, Brian Corey
  • Manual: Bill Hindorff, Curtis Clarkson
  • Producer: Bill Hindorff


Magazine articles

Main article: Time Warner Interactive's VR Virtua Racing/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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NextGeneration US 11.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Next Generation (US) #11: "November 1995" (1995-10-24)
also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #77: "December 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[3]
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SSM JP 19950901 1995-09.pdfSSM JP 19950901 1995-09.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #9: "September 1995" (1995-08-08)
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SSM JP 19951001 1995-10.pdfSSM JP 19951001 1995-10.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #10: "October 1995" (1995-09-08)
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SSM JP 19951101 1995-11.pdfSSM JP 19951101 1995-11.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #11: "November 1995" (1995-10-07)
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SSM JP 19951201 1995-12.pdfSSM JP 19951201 1995-12.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #12: "December 1995" (1995-11-08)
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SSM JP 19960112 1996-01.pdfSSM JP 19960112 1996-01.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #15: "1996-01 (1996-01-12, 26)" (1995-12-22)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
65 №50, p122
70 №24, p172
75
70 №367, p37
85
80
83 №75, p50
61
40 №3, p145
86 №39, p82/83[2]
40 №60, p117
91 №73, p38/39/40
80 №54, p56/57
77 №3, p88/89[4]
60 №1995-14, p202[5]
64 №, p13Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[6]
42 №15, p81
Sega Saturn
69
Based on
17 reviews

Saturn, US
Virtuaracing sat us backcover.jpgVirtuaRacing Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Virtuaracing sat us disc.jpg
Disc
Virtuaracing sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
VirtuaRacing Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
VirtuaRacing saturn eu cd.jpg
Disc
Saturn, JP
VirtuaRacing Saturn JP Box Back.jpgVirtuaRacing Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
TWIVirtuaRacing Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
TWIVirtuaRacing Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Press release: 1995-11-06: TIME WARNER INTERACTIVE'S(TM) 'V.R. VIRTUA RACING(TM)' NOW AVAILABLE ON THE SEGA SATURN(TM)
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:MeanMachinesSega39UK.pdf, page 83
  3. File:EGM US 077.pdf, page 151
  4. File:SSM_UK_03.pdf, page 88
  5. File:SSM_JP_19951222_1995-14.pdf, page 204
  6. File:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf, page 15


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)