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Submitted by Chrono 1219d ago | article

Sega's Virtua Processor: the one-hit wonder of cartridge-based video game enhancement chips

A sin­gle Mega Drive game that uses a spe­cial en­hance­ment chip. The chip is kind of no­to­ri­ous in Sega cir­cles, as it turns out, since its re­lease marks the be­gin­ning of the tur­bu­lent end-of-life pe­ri­od for the Mega Drive hard­ware, ig­nites the 32X de­ba­cle, and paves the way for the Sat­urn's early re­lease and the shed­ding of most of the suc­cess of the Gen­e­sis years in Amer­i­ca. The chip is called the Sega Vir­tua Proces­sor, and it was used only in Vir­tua Rac­ing. (Retro, Sega, Tech)

camel_toad  +   1218d ago
It was an awesome experience for me back then as a kid. I remember my mom getting motion sickness just watching me play it. Good stuff.
YoungKingDoran  +   1218d ago
enjoyable, informative article!
Knushwood Butt  +   1218d ago
Hmm, pity the article doesn't go into more depth. It just says there was one cart that used the chip, then, ends..

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