A rare fully-3D racing game was release for the 16-bit Sega Genesis home console on this day in history.
Virtua Racing began its life as a Sega arcade title developed by AM2 in 1992. It was one of the earliest racing games to have smoothly-performing, fully 3D graphics. It would be a forerunner in the 3D racing genre, which would explode over the next couple of decades.
The Sega Genesis port was released in the United States by Sega on March 14th, 1994. The game had a higher price than normal, because it came with the built in “Sega Virtua Processor,” which allowed for 3D graphics on the 16-bit Sega Genesis.
Virtua Racing was later released on the Sega 32X and Sega Saturn.