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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.

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camel_toad1302d 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.

YoungKingDoran1302d ago

enjoyable, informative article!

Knushwood Butt1302d ago

Hmm, pity the article doesn't go into more depth. It just says there was one cart that used the chip, then, ends..