Virtua Racing Deluxe

From Sega Retro


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Virtua Racing Deluxe
System(s): Sega 32X
Sound driver: SMPS 68000
Peripherals supported: Six Button Control Pad
Genre: Racing

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega 32X
¥8,800 GM-5001
Sega 32X
$69.99More...[1] 84601
Sega 32X
£59.99More...[2] 84601-50
Sega 32X
?F 84601-50
Sega 32X
DM ? 84601-50
Sega 32X
?Ptas 84601-50
Sega 32X
$99.95[3] ?
Sega 32X
R$? 152020
Sega 32X
? ?

Virtua Racing Deluxe (バーチャレーシング デラックス) is an enhanced port of Virtua Racing, released as a launch title for the Sega 32X in North America and Europe in late 1994.

Much of its team was comprised of developers who had produced the port of Virtua Racing to the Sega Mega Drive, however the visuals in Virtua Racing Deluxe are far more accurate and the some music was rearranged. Naofumi Hataya also composed several new tracks for the game, in some cases replacing original themes.


With ideas similar to the original, Virtua Racing Deluxe plays much the same as its 1992 arcade counterpart, however now you can also play with two new types of cars, Stock (a standard racing car) and Prototype (a sleeker car).


Virtua Racing Deluxe includes all three tracks from the arcade Virtua Racing, plus two exclusive tracks to the 32X:

VirtuaRacing Highland.png Highland
Highland is a mountainous track with buildings and trees as scenery.
VirtuaRacing SandPark.png Sand Park
Sand Park is a desert track with rock formations.


Virtua Racing Deluxe operates at around 20FPS during gameplay - a third of the average frame rate of the arcade game which targets 60FPS (though more than the Mega Drive conversion).

In order to speed up processing time, the collision detection has been pared back. In the arcade version, driving into a palm tree causes the car to stop and coconuts to fall, while on the 32X the car clips straight through. Likewise road signs which would be pushed out of the way by the player's car in the arcade have no collision detection on the 32X.

Production credits

V.R. Deluxe Production Staff
Source: In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Virtua Racing Deluxe/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

32X ES PrintAd 1994-12.jpg

ES print advert

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
75 More...[4]
89 More...[5]
32 More...[6]
94 №38
93 More...[7]
90 More...[8]
80 More...[9]
100 №57, p84
65 №314, p43
86 More...[10]
95 More...[11]
93 №24, p54-55
90 №70
88 №7, p15
90 More...[12]
91 More...[13]
90 More...[14]
90 №27, p28-29
93 More...[15]
90 More...[16]
93 More...[17]
90 More...[18]
60 More...[19]
97 №48, p62-63
90 №12, p74
94 More...[20]
90 №40, p44-45
88 №56, p25
97 More...[21]
80 More...[22]
82 More...[23]
82 More...[24]
Sega 32X
Based on
32 reviews

32X, US
VirtuaRacingDeluxe 32XUSCoverBack.jpgVirtuaRacingDeluxe 32XUSCover.jpg
Virtua Racing 32X US Cart.jpg
Vrdeluxe 32x us manual.pdf
32X, EU
VirtuaRacingDeluxe 32X eu boxback.jpgVirtuaRacingDeluxe 32X eu boxfront.jpg
Virtua Racing 32X EU Cart.jpg
32X, JP
Vrdeluxe 32x jp backcover.jpgVirtuaRacingDX MD JP BoxSpine.jpgVrdeluxe 32x jp frontcover.jpg
VirtuaRacingDX MD JP CartTop.jpg
VirtuaRacingDeluxe 32X JP Cart Back.jpgVirtuaRacingDeluxe 32X JP Cart.jpg
Vrdeluxe 32x jp manual.pdf
32X, BR
VirtuaRacingDeluxe 32X BR Box.jpg
Virtuaracing 32x br cart.jpg
Vrdeluxe 32x br manual.pdf
32X, Asia
VirtuaRacingDeluxe 32X AS Box Back.jpgVirtuaRacingDeluxe 32X AS Box Spine.jpgVirtuaRacingDeluxe 32X AS Box Front.jpg

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega 32X
CRC32 7896B62E
MD5 72B1AD0F949F68DA7D0A6339ECD51A3F
SHA-1 18DFDEB50780C2623E60A6587D7ED701A1CF81F1
3MB Cartridge (US)
Sega 32X
CRC32 0908E888
MD5 08CAE0A96D9EE07001C6E1C247D407C6
SHA-1 1C64E80EB164CA8D6C6587A55AD60385BA1DAF27
3MB Cartridge (JP)
Sega 32X
CRC32 27F14B5F
MD5 C30A6430B1A7E819BD2DDE63A41D4D57
SHA-1 BB26DDDE26CD07191D872E8A76A170CA3326F781
3MB Cartridge (EU)


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  2. Computer & Video Games, "February 1995" (UK; 1995-01-15), page 78
  3. File:SegaMegazone AU 49.pdf, page 40
  4. Beep! MegaDrive, "January 1995" (JP; 1994-12-08), page 24 (26)
  5. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 82 (84)
  6. CD Consoles, "Décembre 1994" (FR; 1994-xx-xx), page 132-135 (132)
  7. Computer & Video Games, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-11-15), page 132-134 (132)
  8. Computer + Video Giochi, "Dicembre 1994" (IT; xxxx-xx-xx), page 44-45 (44)
  9. Edge, "January 1995" (UK; 1994-11-24), page 88-89 (88)
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  11. GamePro, "January 1995" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 60-61 (70)
  12. Hobby Consolas, "Diciembre 1994" (ES; 1994-xx-xx), page 102-105 (102)
  13. Joypad, "Décembre 1994" (FR; 1994-xx-xx), page 98-100 (98)
  14. MAN!AC, "01/95" (DE; 1994-12-07), page 50
  15. Mega Force, "Megadrive 32X elle est là!" (FR; 1994-xx-xx), page 26-29 (26)
  16. Mega Fun, "01/95" (DE; 199x-xx-xx), page 30
  17. Micromanía (Segunda Epoca), "Diciembre 1994" (ES; 1994-xx-xx), page 23
  18. Mean Machines Sega, "January 1995" (UK; 1994-11-30), page 68-70 (68)
  19. Next Generation, "Premiere Issue 1995" (US; 1994-12-08), page 93 (99)
  20. Sega Power, "January 1995" (UK; xxxx-xx-xx), page 46-48 (46)
  21. Sega Force, "2/95" (SE; 1995-04-19), page 12-13 (12)
  22. Ultimate Future Games, "January 1995" (UK; 1994-12-01), page 88-89 (78)
  23. Video Games, "2/95" (DE; 1995-01-18), page 92-93 (88)
  24. VideoGames, "December 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 140

Virtua Racing Deluxe
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Virtua Racing series of games
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)
Nintendo Switch
Sega Ages Virtua Racing (2019)
Virtua Racing related media
Virtua Racing & OutRunners (1993) | Yu Suzuki Produce G-LOC/R360/Virtua Racing (1998)
Virtua Racing: Official Racing Guide (1994) | Virtua Racing Hisshou Kouryaku-hou (199x)