List of Sega 32X games

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A Sega 32X attached to a Sega Genesis

The Sega 32X was an add-on for the Sega Genesis video game console. Codenamed "Project Mars",[1] the 32X was designed to expand the power of the Genesis and serve as a holdover until the release of the Sega Saturn.[2] Independent of the Genesis, the 32X used its own ROM cartridges and had its own library of games. A total of forty titles were produced, including six that required both the Sega 32X and Sega CD add-ons.[3]

Unveiled at June 1994's Consumer Electronics Show, Sega presented the 32X as the "poor man's entry into 'next generation' games."[1] The product was originally conceived as an entirely new console by Sega of Japan and positioned as an inexpensive alternative for gamers into the 32-bit era, but at the suggestion of Sega of America research and development head Joe Miller, the console was converted into an add-on to the existing Genesis and made more powerful, with two 32-bit central processing unit chips and a 3D graphics processor.[1] Despite these changes, the console failed to attract either developers or consumers as the Sega Saturn had already been announced for release the next year.[1] In part because of this, and also to rush the 32X to market before the holiday season in 1994, the 32X suffered from a poor library of titles, including Genesis ports with improvements to the number of colors that appeared on screen.[2] Originally released at US$159, Sega dropped the price to $99 in only a few months and ultimately cleared the remaining inventory at $19.95.[1] At least 665,000 units were sold.[4]

The following list contains all of the games released for the 32X, as well as the games that required both the 32X and the CD. Among the titles for the 32X were ports of arcade games Space Harrier and Star Wars Arcade, a sidescroller with a hummingbird as a main character in Kolibri, a 32X-exclusive game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series in Knuckles' Chaotix, and a version of Doom that was noted for its movement and game length issues when compared to other versions of the game. In a retrospective review of the console, Star Wars Arcade was considered the best game for the 32X by IGN for its co-operative play, soundtrack, and faithful reproduction of the experiences of Star Wars.[2][5]

Region code guide
Regions released Region description
JP (Japan) Japanese (NTSC-J) formatted release
NA (North America) North America and other NTSC territories, besides Japan
PAL PAL/SECAM territories: much of Europe, Australia, parts of Asia
BR (Brazil) NTSC-U release in Brazil (some systems may output PAL-M, but all games are NTSC-U)

Games[edit]

Title(s)
[3][6]
Year released
[3][6]
Requires Sega CD?
[3]
Developer
Publisher
Regions released
Ref(s)
After Burner 1995 No Sega Sega JP, NA, PAL [7][8]
BC Racers 1995 No Core Design U.S. Gold NA [9]
Blackthorne 1995 No Interplay Interplay NA [10]
Brutal: Above the Claw 1995 No GameTek GameTek NA [11]
Corpse Killer 1994 Yes Digital Pictures Digital Pictures NA, PAL [12]
Cosmic Carnage 1994 No Givro Sega JP, NA, PAL [13]
Darxide 1995 No Frontier Developments Sega PAL [14]
Doom 1994 No id Software Sega JP, NA, PAL [15]
Fahrenheit 1994 Yes Sega Studios Sega NA [16]
FIFA Soccer 96 1995 No Extended Play Productions EA Sports PAL [17]
Golf Magazine: 36 Great Holes Starring Fred Couples 1994 No Flashpoint Productions Sega JP, NA, PAL [18]
Knuckles' Chaotix 1995 No Sonic Team Sega JP, NA, PAL [19]
Kolibri 1995 No Novotrade Sega NA, PAL [20][21]
Metal Head 1995 No Sega Sega JP, NA, PAL [22]
Mortal Kombat II 1995 No Midway Games Acclaim Entertainment JP, NA, PAL [23]
Motocross Championship 1995 No Artech Studios Sega NA, PAL [24]
NBA Jam Tournament Edition 1995 No Iguana Entertainment Acclaim Entertainment JP, NA, PAL [25]
NFL Quarterback Club 1995 No IGS Games Acclaim Entertainment JP, NA, PAL [26]
Night Trap 1994 Yes Digital Pictures Sega NA, PAL [27]
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure 1995 No Activision Activision NA [28]
Primal Rage 1995 No Probe Time Warner Interactive Entertainment NA, PAL [29]
R.B.I. Baseball '95 1995 No Tengen Tengen NA [30]
Sangokushi IV 1995 No Koei Koei JP [31]
Shadow Squadron 1995 No Sega Sega JP, NA, PAL [32]
Slam City with Scottie Pippen 1995 Yes Digital Pictures Sega NA, PAL [33]
Space Harrier 1994 No Sega-AM2 Sega JP, NA, PAL [34]
Spider-Man: Web of Fire 1996 No BlueSky Software Sega NA [35]
Star Trek: Starfleet Academy Starship Bridge Simulator 1995 No Interplay Interplay NA [36]
Star Wars Arcade 1994 No Sega Interactive Sega JP, NA, PAL [5]
Supreme Warrior 1995 Yes Digital Pictures Sega NA, PAL [37]
Surgical Strike 1995 Yes The Code Monkeys Tec Toy BR [38]
T-MEK 1995 No Time Warner Interactive Entertainment Atari Games NA, PAL [39]
Tempo 1995 No Sega
Red Company
Sega JP, NA [40]
Toughman Contest 1995 No Visual Concepts Electronic Arts NA, PAL [41]
Virtua Fighter 1995 No Sega-AM2 Sega JP, NA, PAL [42]
Virtua Racing Deluxe 1994 No Sega-AM2 Sega JP, NA, PAL [43]
World Series Baseball Starring Deion Sanders 1995 No Blue Sky Software Sega NA [44][45]
WWF Raw 1995 No LJN Acclaim Entertainment JP, NA, PAL [46]
WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game 1995 No Sculptured Software Acclaim Entertainment NA [47]
Zaxxon's Motherbase 2000 1995 No CSK Research Institute Corp. Sega JP, NA, PAL [48]

Cancelled games[edit]

Title Reference
32 Xtreme [49]
Phankeeh Akkshun! [50]
Primetime NFL Football [51]
Ratchet and Bolt [52]
Saban's VR Troopers [53]
Virtua Hamster [54]
X-Men [55]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Kent, Steven L. (2001). The Ultimate History of Video Games: The Story Behind the Craze that Touched our Lives and Changed the World. Roseville, California: Prima Publishing. pp. 493–496. ISBN 0-7615-3643-4. 
  2. ^ a b c Buchanan, Levi (2008-10-24). "32X Follies". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Games for the Sega Genesis 32X CD". Allgame. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  4. ^ "Videospiel-Algebra". Man!ac Magazine. May 1995. 
  5. ^ a b "Star Wars Arcade Review". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  6. ^ a b "Games for the Sega Genesis 32X". Allgame. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  7. ^ "Sonic 2 Special Edition – Overview". Allgame. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  8. ^ "Sonic 2 – Sega 32X". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  9. ^ "BC Racers – Sega 32X". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  10. ^ "Blackthorne – Sega 32X". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  11. ^ "Brutal: Above the Claw Review". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  12. ^ "Corpse Killer – Sega 32X". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  13. ^ "Cosmic Carnage Review". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  14. ^ "Darxide – Sega 32X". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  15. ^ "Doom 32X Review". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  16. ^ "Fahrenheit – Sega 32X". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  17. ^ "FIFA Soccer 96 – Sega 32X". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  18. ^ "GOLF Magazine Presents 36 Great Holes Starring Fred Couples – Sega 32X". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  19. ^ "Knuckles Chaotix Review". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  20. ^ "Kolibri – Overview". Allgame. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  21. ^ "Kolibri - Sega 32X". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  22. ^ "Metal Head – Sega 32X". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  23. ^ "Mortal Kombat II 32X Review". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  24. ^ "Motocross Championship Review". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  25. ^ "NBA Jam: Tournament Edition – Sega 32X". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  26. ^ "NFL Quarterback Club – Sega 32X". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  27. ^ "Night Trap – Sega 32X". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  28. ^ "Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Review". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  29. ^ "Primal Rage Review". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  30. ^ "R.B.I. Baseball '95 – Sega 32X". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  31. ^ "New Games Cross Review: 三國志IV". Weekly Famicom Tsūshin (Famitsu) (346): 33. 1995. 
  32. ^ "Shadow Squadron Review". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  33. ^ "Slam City with Scottie Pippen – Sega 32X". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  34. ^ "Space Harrier Review". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  35. ^ "Spider-Man: Web of Fire – Sega 32X". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  36. ^ "Star Trek: Starfleet Academy – Sega 32X". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  37. ^ "Supreme Warrior – Sega 32X". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  38. ^ "Surgical Strike". UGO Networks. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  39. ^ "T-Mek 32X Review". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  40. ^ "Tempo Review". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  41. ^ "Toughman Contest Review". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  42. ^ "Virtua Fighter Review". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  43. ^ "Virtua Racing Deluxe Review". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  44. ^ "World Series Baseball '95 – Sega 32X". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  45. ^ "World Series Baseball Starring Deion Sanders – Overview". Allgame. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  46. ^ "WWF Raw – Sega 32X". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-31. 
  47. ^ "WWF Wrestlemania: The Arcade Game Review". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  48. ^ "Zaxxon Motherbase 2000 Review". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  49. ^ "32 Xtreme – Overview". Allgame. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  50. ^ "NBA Action – Overview". Allgame. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  51. ^ "Primetime NFL Football – Overview". Allgame. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  52. ^ "Ratchet and Bolt – Overview". Allgame. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  53. ^ "Saban's VR Troopers – Overview". Allgame. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  54. ^ "Virtua Hamster – Overview". Allgame. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  55. ^ "X-Men – Overview". Allgame. Retrieved 2013-10-16.