Virtua Racing/Comparisons

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Localisation comparisons

Model 1 version


JP version

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US version (4:3)

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US version (16:9)

The US has a "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.

Mega Drive version

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JP version

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US/EU versions

The Western versions include a ™ symbol next to the Sega logo.

Version comparisons

Title screen

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Arcade (Model 1)

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Mega Drive

Course select

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Arcade (Model 1)

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Mega Drive

Big Forest start

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Arcade (Model 1)

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Mega Drive

The Model 1 arcade board consists of then-cutting edge graphics hardware supplied by US military contractors - even with the SVP chip, the Mega Drive version cannot hope to match the arcade version's visuals. Polygon counts are dramatically reduced across the board - the pit crew are little more than rectangles, and much of the intricate scenery details have been dropped.


Virtua Racing

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Books: Virtua Racing Hisshou Kouryaku Hou (1994) | Virtua Racing: Official Racing Guide (1994)
Music: Virtua Racing & OutRunners (1993) | Yu Suzuki Produce G-LOC/R360/Virtua Racing (1998)
Videos: Virtua Racing: Virtua Video (199x)

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