Scorcher (video game)

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Scorcher video game cover.jpg
European Saturn cover art
Developer(s) Zyrinx
Composer(s) Jesper Kyd
Platform(s) MS-DOS, Windows, Saturn
Release date(s) Windows
  • NA November 30, 1996
  • NA March 1, 1997
  • EU 1997
  • JP 1997
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer

Scorcher is a futuristic racing video game released by Danish developer Zyrinx[1] in 1996 for the PC and the Sega Saturn. Originally announced under the name "Vertigo",[2] the game focuses on special motorcycles that reach up to 450 km/h racing through dangerous tracks in a dystopian year 2021.


  1. ^ "Scorcher". Sega Saturn Magazine (3) (Emap International Limited). January 1996. p. 20. 
  2. ^ "Things Are Moving". Maximum: The Video Game Magazine (Emap International Limited) (2): 118–9. November 1995.