Sega Ages Virtua Racing announced for Switch (out now)

Platy

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Oct 25, 2017
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Brazil
SEGA Ages Sonic 2 was also announed but since everyone expected that =P

Also they showed the results from the twitter poll



translation from someone in the chat :

1- Jet Set Radio Series
2 - Shenmue 1 & 2
3- Panzer Dragoon Saga
4- Virtua Fighter
5 - Shining series
6- Panzer Dragoon Series
7- Sakura wars
8- puyo series
9- Virtual on
10 - Burning Rangers
11- skies of Arcadia
12- NiGHTS
13- Golden Axe
14 - Bug King Series (?)
15 - Phantasy Star Online
16- Space Channel 5
17 - Outrunners
18 - Sonic Adventure series
19- DAYTONA USA
20- SPikeout
21- Dynamite Deka series
22 - Sonic 3&K
23- Virtua Racing
24- Fantasy Zone
25 - Dragon Force
26 - Sega Rally
27- Phantasy Star series
28 - Guardian Heroes
29 - Outrun 2 SP
30 - Wing War (?)
 

LewieP

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Oct 26, 2017
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I wonder which version serves as the basis for this. It has been ported around many times, but the other games in the recent Ages lineups were mostly emulated. Have they made a model 1 emulator for this game, could it be more like a native port, or is it based on one of the various console versions? I'm curious to find out.
 

foxuzamaki

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Oct 25, 2017
12,958
OMG
THIS IS THE GAME

BACK WHEN I WAS A KID I HAD A DEMO FOR MY SEGA GENESIS, THIS WAS ONE OF THE GAMES ON IT. I NEVER REMEMBERED THE NAME AND NEVER SAW IT IN ANY MEDIA SINCE

AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
 

SharpX68K

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Nov 10, 2017
5,102
I knew Virtua Racing would never come to 3DS if they wanted to do a pixel perfect port .
(3DS screen resolution is too low) so it had to be for Switch.

Model 1 arcade games use 496x384 resolution, like Model 2 and Model 3.
 

ramoisdead

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Oct 25, 2017
10,893
No idea why Shenmue 1 & 2 are there since it's already out on other platforms and could come to Switch that same port.

However, I'm glad the Shining series is in the Top 5. Bring back Shining Force!
 

Zalman

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Oct 25, 2017
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SEGA Ages Sonic 2 was also announed but since everyone expected that =P

Also they showed the results from the twitter poll



translation from someone in the chat :

1- Jet Set Radio Series
2 - Shenmue 1 & 2
3- Panzer Dragoon Saga
4- Virtua Fighter
5 - Shining series
6- Panzer Dragoon Series
7- Sakura wars
8- puyo series
9- Virtual on
10 - Burning Rangers
11- skies of Arcadia
12- NiGHTS
13- Golden Axe
14 - Bug King Series (?)
15 - Phantasy Star Online
16- Space Channel 5
17 - Outrunners
18 - Sonic Adventure series
19- DAYTONA USA
20- SPikeout
21- Dynamite Deka series
22 - Sonic 3&K
23- Virtua Racing
24- Fantasy Zone
25 - Dragon Force
26 - Sega Rally
27- Phantasy Star series
28 - Guardian Heroes
29 - Outrun 2 SP
30 - Wing War (?)
Shenmue being so high is interesting. They made a big mistake skipping the Switch with the recent HD release.
 

twentytwo22

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Oct 25, 2017
562
SEGA Ages Sonic 2 was also announed but since everyone expected that =P

Also they showed the results from the twitter poll



translation from someone in the chat :

1- Jet Set Radio Series
2 - Shenmue 1 & 2
3- Panzer Dragoon Saga
4- Virtua Fighter
5 - Shining series
6- Panzer Dragoon Series
7- Sakura wars
8- puyo series
9- Virtual on
10 - Burning Rangers
11- skies of Arcadia
12- NiGHTS
13- Golden Axe
14 - Bug King Series (?)
15 - Phantasy Star Online
16- Space Channel 5
17 - Outrunners
18 - Sonic Adventure series
19- DAYTONA USA
20- SPikeout
21- Dynamite Deka series
22 - Sonic 3&K
23- Virtua Racing
24- Fantasy Zone
25 - Dragon Force
26 - Sega Rally
27- Phantasy Star series
28 - Guardian Heroes
29 - Outrun 2 SP
30 - Wing War (?)
14 Mushiking/Bugking is an arcade collectible card game first out in 2015 .
30 Wing War is a flight/combat sim arcade game from 1994.
 

Jim_Cacher

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Oct 25, 2017
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SEGA Ages Sonic 2 was also announed but since everyone expected that =P

Also they showed the results from the twitter poll



translation from someone in the chat :

1- Jet Set Radio Series
2 - Shenmue 1 & 2
3- Panzer Dragoon Saga
4- Virtua Fighter
5 - Shining series
6- Panzer Dragoon Series
7- Sakura wars
8- puyo series
9- Virtual on
10 - Burning Rangers
11- skies of Arcadia
12- NiGHTS
13- Golden Axe
14 - Bug King Series (?)
15 - Phantasy Star Online
16- Space Channel 5
17 - Outrunners
18 - Sonic Adventure series
19- DAYTONA USA
20- SPikeout
21- Dynamite Deka series
22 - Sonic 3&K
23- Virtua Racing
24- Fantasy Zone
25 - Dragon Force
26 - Sega Rally
27- Phantasy Star series
28 - Guardian Heroes
29 - Outrun 2 SP
30 - Wing War (?)
14th is Mushiking: The King of Beetles
 

sevenchaos

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Oct 25, 2017
203
Really happy Panzer Dragoon Saga made it so high. Find someone that can emulate the shit out of it and I'll give Sega all my moneys!
 

Virtua Sanus

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Nov 24, 2017
3,353
Bug King in the list is Mushiking. That would require the cards so I do not see that one happening.

Shenmue being so high is interesting. They made a big mistake skipping the Switch with the recent HD release.
Except these were made by people asking SEGA for ports in general, not just people wanting stuff for this line of games.

It was also taken before Shenmue I & II was even announced I believe.
 

Jim_Cacher

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Oct 25, 2017
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Bug King in the list is Mushiking. That would require the cards so I do not see that one happening.


Except these were made by people asking SEGA for ports in general, not just people wanting stuff for this line of games.

It was also taken before Shenmue I & II was even announced I believe.
Not really. The results are taken from this poll
https://www.resetera.com/threads/sega-are-doing-a-jp-twitter-survey-to-let-you-pick-a-potential-new-sega-ages-switch-game.68392/
 

foxuzamaki

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Oct 25, 2017
12,958
Can’t say it’s the most obscure game ever. Google Sega Genesis 3D racing game.
Its not about it being obscure, it was kinda one of those things that I thought was maybe a fever dream because I was so young at the time and it just kinda disappeared despite me being into video games and following them
 

Amiibola

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Oct 29, 2017
2,255
Ok, i can stop searching for the Mega Drive version now

This is a day one purchase after i get my Switch
 

Lupin

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Oct 25, 2017
414
OMG
THIS IS THE GAME

BACK WHEN I WAS A KID I HAD A DEMO FOR MY SEGA GENESIS, THIS WAS ONE OF THE GAMES ON IT. I NEVER REMEMBERED THE NAME AND NEVER SAW IT IN ANY MEDIA SINCE

AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
Are you sure you didn't just rent or borrow it somehow? Virtua Racing only works because it has a Super FX-like enhancement chip on the cart, I can't imagine they'd manufacture demo carts with that title and others on them due to expense, same goes for bootleg multicarts. It was also on 32X, however...
 

the androgyne

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Oct 30, 2017
99
This is great news but the screens look oddly washed out to me. The tires should be darker and the blue skies aren't blue enough! I trust M2 though, and this game has a bunch of older ports they can pull extra content from.
 

Orioto

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Oct 26, 2017
2,060
Paris
Anti-aliased Virtua Racing looks like a hype fashionable 2018 indy game, that's lovely! And i never played the game.
 

Shig

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Oct 30, 2017
641
I'm shocked JSR took the top spot in the poll. Never seemed like the series was appreciated all that much in Japan.

I feel like domestic merchandising is a pretty good popularity indicator in the JP market, and JSR has historically gotten practically nothing on that front. Like, one figure. That came out this year.
 

1upsuper

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Jan 30, 2018
4,118
Oh I am down with this.

And there's no way that I'm looking at that popularity contest poll. I don't need to ruin my night.