Virtua Fighter Special Training Pack
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|Virtua Fighter Special Training Pack|
|Running time: 7:08|
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Virtua Fighter Special Training Pack is a promotional VHS cassette sold in North America to promote Virtua Fighter for the Sega 32X. The package contains a "hints and tips" video, a T-Shirt and a $20 USD coupon for Virtua Fighter (or a $40 coupon for a 32X system). Also included was a chance to win an "authentic Sega arcade unit".
Despite its looks and ESRB rating, Virtua Fighter Special Training Pack does not contain a Virtua Fighter cartridge, being released ahead of the actual game.
Commentary is provided by Chill E.B. who was working with Sega of America with their Sega Mega-CD and Sega 32X TV advertising campaigns. While the cassette is roughly seven minutes long in total, the last two and a half minutes is devoted to advertising other 32X games, including Shadow Squadron, Spider-Man: Web of Fire, World Series Baseball Starring Deion Sanders, T-Mek, Kolibri, Virtual Golf, Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, RBI Baseball '95 and Soulstar X.
X-Men, Prime Time NFL Football, NBA Action, NBA Jam Tournament Edition, Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure, Brutal Unleashed: Above the Claw, B.C. Racers, ShellShock, Thunderhawk II, Batman Forever, Primal Rage and Spot Goes to Hollywood are also mentioned, but no footage is shown. Many of these games were never released on the 32X, with most transferring to the Sega Saturn in some guise.
- http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Sega+Genesis+32X+price+comes+down+to+$99.-a017442621 (Wayback Machine: 2014-02-22 14:41)
- EGM², "September 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 99