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Sega classic Virtua Racing is heading to Nintendo Switch

Two more classic games are coming to Nintendo Switch as part of the Sega Ages range.

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Two more classic games are coming to Nintendo Switch as part of the Sega Ages range.

Sega has announced that groundbreaking arcade racing game Virtua Racing and action platformer Wonder Boy: Monster Land will be added to the Nintendo Switch Sega Ages lineup on June 27, 2019.

Virtua Racing was first released for the arcade in 1992 and later ported to the Sega Genesis, 32X, and Saturn. The Nintendo Switch edition is an exact port of the original version from emulation maestros, M2, the studio also working on the Sega Genesis Mini.

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The release also features online play for up to two players, and eight player local multiplayer on a single console. Other enhancements include an improved frame rate and draw distance, plus online leaderboards and a brand new quick replay feature.

Sega Ages Virtua Racing

Wonder Boy: Monster Land is the arcade version of the game that found popularity on the Sega Master System as Wonder Boy in Monsterland. It’s not to be confused with Wonder Boy in Monster World nor Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap which was beautifully remade as Wonder Boy The Dragons Trap in 2017. We hope that makes sense.

The Sega Ages version features several improvements, including a new game plus, three new challenge modes, and an online leaderboard. A bug from the arcade original that let players increase the value of gold by shaking the joystick has also been made official with the optional Money Hungry Mode.

Virtua Racing and Wonder Boy: Monster Land will be available on the Nintendo Switch eShop from June 27, 2019. They join a number of other lovingly ported Sega classics including Sonic the Hedgehog, Out Run, Alex Kidd, and Phantasy Star.


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