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Posted 27th Jun
Old school retro goodness, reasonably priced to. Has a ridiculous 8 player split screen that you'll probably never find enough people to play with. And those lovely octagonal wheels

I'm off to purchase it now.....


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Experience the herald of modern racing games, Virtua Racing! It's a race against time, but be careful, running into opponents and obstacles will slow you down. Can you beat the clock?

Now featuring rankings and replays, online 2-player races, offline multiplayer races (up to 8-players at once on a single Nintendo Switch), the crash-disabling helper mode, and motion controls
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It's super smooth 👌hopefully it leads to Sega rally , daytona and outrun 2 eventually.
chongox27/06/2019 20:31

excelent port, as soon as it was out i spend a tenner and made a japanese …excelent port, as soon as it was out i spend a tenner and made a japanese account just to to get it, no regrets


Just for future reference you don't need to make new accounts for every country you buy from, just change the location in your account on a pc, has to be on a pc not the switch and can buy from anywhere then change back to UK, you don't need multiple accounts, keeps everything neat and tidy on your switch.

Should remind you lose your credit when changing countries so try not to have left over amounts in your account, pay with paypal/credit cards where you can.


leanback
7 h, 39 m ago
You can do this on your smartphone browser also - go to My Nintendo.
Edited by: "matengawhat" 28th Jun
Franzkill27/06/2019 21:05

Oh man you are speaking my language! Not keen on picking up a Switch …Oh man you are speaking my language! Not keen on picking up a Switch myself in the near future but even I have to admit superb re release like this with great extras, super clean visuals and other whistles make it an even more enticing purchaseI pray to the heavens Scud Race gets a release. Would probably encourage me to get one along with that Zelda remake


If Sega Rally and Scud Race came out on the switch I would buy a Switch. Why Sega dont release a arcade classic comp on steam or consoles is beyond me. They have a huge back catalogue of arcade classics from the 90’s just waiting for a decent port. Sega Touring Cars, Manx TT, Daytona. The list goes on. Come on Sega, your sat on a gold mine.
It's out? Boom! Instabuy. Cheers!
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It's out? Boom! Instabuy. Cheers!
Just bought it too, surprising good launch price for this considering the quality of the port.
Been waiting for this to land. Lovely stuff!
It's super smooth 👌hopefully it leads to Sega rally , daytona and outrun 2 eventually.
excelent port, as soon as it was out i spend a tenner and made a japanese account just to to get it, no regrets
chongox27/06/2019 20:31

excelent port, as soon as it was out i spend a tenner and made a japanese …excelent port, as soon as it was out i spend a tenner and made a japanese account just to to get it, no regrets


Just for future reference you don't need to make new accounts for every country you buy from, just change the location in your account on a pc, has to be on a pc not the switch and can buy from anywhere then change back to UK, you don't need multiple accounts, keeps everything neat and tidy on your switch.

Should remind you lose your credit when changing countries so try not to have left over amounts in your account, pay with paypal/credit cards where you can.


leanback
7 h, 39 m ago
You can do this on your smartphone browser also - go to My Nintendo.
Edited by: "matengawhat" 28th Jun
doubleuc27/06/2019 20:14

It's super smooth 👌hopefully it leads to Sega rally , daytona and …It's super smooth 👌hopefully it leads to Sega rally , daytona and outrun 2 eventually.


Sega rally - great idea! Yes, let's hope it does!
We need Daytona asap, awesome game
This game was recently reviewed on Digital Foundry and is AMAZING!

Definitely a must buy for retro Sega arcade fans!

Would love to see more Model 1 and Model 2 ports on the Switch!
Edited by: "FrugalFergal" 27th Jun
doubleuc27/06/2019 20:14

It's super smooth 👌hopefully it leads to Sega rally , daytona and …It's super smooth 👌hopefully it leads to Sega rally , daytona and outrun 2 eventually.


Oh man you are speaking my language! Not keen on picking up a Switch myself in the near future but even I have to admit superb re release like this with great extras, super clean visuals and other whistles make it an even more enticing purchase

I pray to the heavens Scud Race gets a release. Would probably encourage me to get one along with that Zelda remake
Franzkill27/06/2019 21:05

Oh man you are speaking my language! Not keen on picking up a Switch …Oh man you are speaking my language! Not keen on picking up a Switch myself in the near future but even I have to admit superb re release like this with great extras, super clean visuals and other whistles make it an even more enticing purchaseI pray to the heavens Scud Race gets a release. Would probably encourage me to get one along with that Zelda remake


If the Switch ever gets Sega Rally, Virtua Fighter 2 or Daytona....
matengawhat27/06/2019 20:40

Just for future reference you don't need to make new accounts for every …Just for future reference you don't need to make new accounts for every country you buy from, just change the location in your account on a pc, has to be on a pc not the switch and can buy from anywhere then change back to UK, you don't need multiple accounts, keeps everything neat and tidy on your switch.Should remind you lose your credit when changing countries so try not to have left over amounts in your account, pay with paypal/credit cards where you can.


That is no problem for all NoE countries, but if you change your account to a completely different region ie Japan or America, then load your account with prepaid eShop credit, even if you have the slightest amount left after you've bought your games - you will not be able to revert your account region, and need to contact Nintendo to have the amount removed. That is why people create seperate accounts for Japan / America. There is apparently a possible workaround by creating a foreign PayPal account. @chongox
jco8327/06/2019 21:46

That is no problem for all NoE countries, but if you change your account …That is no problem for all NoE countries, but if you change your account to a completely different region ie Japan or America, then load your account with prepaid eShop credit, even if you have the slightest amount left after you've bought your games - you will not be able to revert your account region, and need to contact Nintendo to have the amount removed. That is why people create seperate accounts for Japan / America. There is apparently a possible workaround by creating a foreign PayPal account. @chongox


You don't need to contact Nintendo you can just can it and give up the credit left in your account so you just have to be careful what amounts you buy in relation to what games you want to buy at that time, I've never given up more than 30p

Last time I did it was buying this from Japan, never had a problem
Edited by: "matengawhat" 27th Jun
FrugalFergal27/06/2019 21:44

Oh man.... If you dream of Daytona in the home get the best home version


Which is the best home version then? I've got it on PS3, is there a better one?
matengawhat27/06/2019 21:59

You don't need to contact Nintendo you can just can it and give up the …You don't need to contact Nintendo you can just can it and give up the credit left in your account so you just have to be careful what amounts you buy in relation to what games you want to buy at that time, I've never given up more than 30pLast time I did it was buying this from Japan, never had a problem


How did you pay for this from Japan?
Instabuy. Still remember walking by a Virtua Racing arcade in '92, and being blown away
Franzkill27/06/2019 21:05

Oh man you are speaking my language! Not keen on picking up a Switch …Oh man you are speaking my language! Not keen on picking up a Switch myself in the near future but even I have to admit superb re release like this with great extras, super clean visuals and other whistles make it an even more enticing purchaseI pray to the heavens Scud Race gets a release. Would probably encourage me to get one along with that Zelda remake


Xenon racer is on Switch - it’s basically the reincarnation of scud. Ignore all reviews as they’re pre-patch.
jco8327/06/2019 22:08

How did you pay for this from Japan?



hotukdeals.com/dea…360

Follow this thread, use sea gamer mall to buy Nintendo eshop gifts cards in yen with paypal to add to your account, just as a heads up doesn't always accept the card code first time and end up banging in the numbers a few times getting a code not working warning sometimes before goes thorugh

There are a lot of price comparison sites for switch games I usually pluck for the cheapest price I can get that I can pay with PayPal or credit card l unless a Japanese only game or earlier release date
Edited by: "matengawhat" 27th Jun
I remember when this game was around £65-£70 back in the day.
matengawhat27/06/2019 22:25

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sega-ages-virtua-racing-on-nintendo-switch-821-from-nintendo-eshop-japan-3226360Follow this thread, use sea gamer mall to buy Nintendo eshop gifts cards in yen with paypal to add to your account, just as a heads up doesn't always accept the card code first time and end up banging in the numbers a few times getting a code not working warning sometimes before goes thorughThere are a lot of price comparison sites for switch games I usually pluck for the cheapest price I can get that I can pay with PayPal or credit card l unless a Japanese only game or earlier release date


It's certainly good to hear this. I had only heard reports of people simply being unable to change their region back. Thanks
Wow, this takes me back about 27 years, to playing on my mates mega drive with the 32x expansion. We played this for hours
Man, I want a switch for this. The graphica overhaul is amazing. No more pop up. Check videos, it's such a good looking game
chongox27/06/2019 20:31

excelent port, as soon as it was out i spend a tenner and made a japanese …excelent port, as soon as it was out i spend a tenner and made a japanese account just to to get it, no regrets


I did the same. Are we stitched with the Japanese version forever or can we get this port
matengawhat27/06/2019 20:40

Just for future reference you don't need to make new accounts for every …Just for future reference you don't need to make new accounts for every country you buy from, just change the location in your account on a pc, has to be on a pc not the switch and can buy from anywhere then change back to UK, you don't need multiple accounts, keeps everything neat and tidy on your switch.Should remind you lose your credit when changing countries so try not to have left over amounts in your account, pay with paypal/credit cards where you can.


You can do this on your smartphone browser also - go to My Nintendo.
Franzkill27/06/2019 21:05

Oh man you are speaking my language! Not keen on picking up a Switch …Oh man you are speaking my language! Not keen on picking up a Switch myself in the near future but even I have to admit superb re release like this with great extras, super clean visuals and other whistles make it an even more enticing purchaseI pray to the heavens Scud Race gets a release. Would probably encourage me to get one along with that Zelda remake


If Sega Rally and Scud Race came out on the switch I would buy a Switch. Why Sega dont release a arcade classic comp on steam or consoles is beyond me. They have a huge back catalogue of arcade classics from the 90’s just waiting for a decent port. Sega Touring Cars, Manx TT, Daytona. The list goes on. Come on Sega, your sat on a gold mine.
S_Aran27/06/2019 22:23

Xenon racer is on Switch - it’s basically the reincarnation of scud. I …Xenon racer is on Switch - it’s basically the reincarnation of scud. Ignore all reviews as they’re pre-patch.


Been tempted to get this on ps4, the ridiculous launch price then the reviews put me off though. Its it actually any good?
Wow, I’ll definitely be having it at this price! My one gripe with Switch is the price of most of the games, but this is a bargain
Sega needs to remaster these games.
Edited by: "montana78" 28th Jun
stevegreenfield27/06/2019 20:12

Just bought it too, surprising good launch price for this considering the …Just bought it too, surprising good launch price for this considering the quality of the port.


One of my favourite mega drive games. 25 years ago. Can’t say I would pay £5.99 for it today though. I remember it being included on a Sega collection for Ps2 and apart from nostalgia, there was no reason to play it again. Gamers love nostalgia, I’m more guilty than most as I am currently playing Sonic on an Xbox One X 🙈
leanback28/06/2019 02:34

You can do this on your smartphone browser also - go to My Nintendo.



Thanks for info, didn't know also worked on phones so have also tagged into info at the top
Edited by: "matengawhat" 28th Jun
Thanks, this might have to be my first ever eshop purchase I think.
doubleuc27/06/2019 20:14

It's super smooth 👌hopefully it leads to Sega rally , daytona and …It's super smooth 👌hopefully it leads to Sega rally , daytona and outrun 2 eventually.


Outrun 2! Sega don't have the ferrari license now so I fear Outrun 2 may never see the light of day again. Sniff.
doubleuc28/06/2019 07:38

Been tempted to get this on ps4, the ridiculous launch price then the …Been tempted to get this on ps4, the ridiculous launch price then the reviews put me off though. Its it actually any good?


Yeah it’s so good I bought it on PS4 as well as Switch (was tempted to get it on my one x but apparently they sacrificed some effects to hit 4K and I’ve only a 1080p screen).

It was pricey at launch, played by newbie reviewer muppets who know only open world sh1te, it has a little trick to the drift that most people missed because it’s not explained properly, and the switch version ran like dogsh1ht at launch.

They patched it right up and added free DLC but it was too late.

It’s not on the radar of the actual audience (people who played Daytona or Ridge in the arcades) and online is empty.

I picked up my PS4 copy second hand.

The drift trick is simply hold accelerate and tap tap on the handbrake button. That’s it. It’s basically ridge racer/daytona/scud.

Amazing music, cool cars, no micro transactions.
Visionspinner27/06/2019 22:32

I remember when this game was around £65-£70 back in the day.


Yes I think I paid 65 quid for it. However it was groundbreaking. That generation was the first few games that matched the arcade graphics. It was a incredible bargain then. Good old days.... God getting old!
S_Aran28/06/2019 11:29

Yeah it’s so good I bought it on PS4 as well as Switch (was tempted to get …Yeah it’s so good I bought it on PS4 as well as Switch (was tempted to get it on my one x but apparently they sacrificed some effects to hit 4K and I’ve only a 1080p screen).It was pricey at launch, played by newbie reviewer muppets who know only open world sh1te, it has a little trick to the drift that most people missed because it’s not explained properly, and the switch version ran like dogsh1ht at launch.They patched it right up and added free DLC but it was too late.It’s not on the radar of the actual audience (people who played Daytona or Ridge in the arcades) and online is empty.I picked up my PS4 copy second hand.The drift trick is simply hold accelerate and tap tap on the handbrake button. That’s it. It’s basically ridge racer/daytona/scud.Amazing music, cool cars, no micro transactions.


Thanks, Ill keep an eye out for a cheap copy, it's the trailer that originally got me, then the price put me off. Its went up to full price again in the store.
Better to play this in an arcade. Nothing like having a bag full of 10p's and an afternoon bashing joysticks.
doubleuc27/06/2019 20:14

It's super smooth 👌hopefully it leads to Sega rally , daytona and …It's super smooth 👌hopefully it leads to Sega rally , daytona and outrun 2 eventually.


They need to port Virtua Fighter before they bother with any of that.
richteabiscuit28/06/2019 10:34

Outrun 2! Sega don't have the ferrari license now so I fear Outrun 2 may …Outrun 2! Sega don't have the ferrari license now so I fear Outrun 2 may never see the light of day again. Sniff.


Yeah, many moons ago. Sad times, I still have it on my PS3 though I think they could simply debadge cars like they did in the original. There's a game called drift zone in the psn store that has exact like for like cars, just no badges or names.
Nice. Heat
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