The 32X is an add-on for the Sega Genesis video game console. Codenamed "Project Mars",the 32X was designed to expand the power of the Genesis and serve as a holdover until the release of the Sega Saturn. Independent of the Genesis, the 32X used its own ROM cartridges and had its own library of games. A total of 40 titles were produced worldwide [36 NA games (10 Exclusives), 27 PAL (2 Exclusives), 18 JP (1 exclusive), and 1 gameexclusive to BR], including six that required both the 32X and Sega CD add-ons.
The 32X is an add-on for the Sega Genesis video game console. Codenamed "Project Mars", the 32X was designed to expand the power of the Genesis and serve as a transitional console into the 32-bit era until the release of the Sega Saturn. Independent of the Genesis, the 32X uses its own ROM cartridges and has its own library of games. The add-on was distributed under the name Super 32X in Japan, Genesis 32X in North America, Mega Drive 32X in the PAL region, and Mega 32X in Brazil.
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Unveiled at June 1994's Consumer Electronics Show, Sega presented the 32X as the "poor man's entry into 'next generation' games." graphics processor. 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. 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. 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. At least 665,000 units were sold.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
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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 .
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Space Harrier is a third-person rail shooter developed by Sega Enterprises and released in December 1985. Originally conceived as a realistic military-themed game played in the third-person perspective and featuring a player-controlled fighter jet, technical and memory restrictions resulted in Sega developer Yu Suzuki redesigning it around a jet-propelled human character in a fantasy setting. With an analog flight stick and a cockpit-style cabinet that tilted and rolled during play, it was advertised by Sega as a taikan arcade game.
Star Wars Arcade is a video game developed by Sega and released in 1993 in Japan and USA and 1994 in Europe to arcades. A home port served as a launch title for the Sega 32X in 1994. It is set during the original Star Wars trilogy.
|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)|
|Title(s)||Year released||Requires Sega CD?||Developer||Publisher||JP||NA||PAL||BR||Ref(s)|
|BC Racers||1995||No||Core Design||U.S. Gold||Yes|
|Brutal: Above the Claw||1995||No||GameTek||GameTek||Yes|
|Corpse Killer||1994||Yes||Digital Pictures||Digital Pictures||Yes||Yes|
|Cosmic Carnage (JP: Cyber Brawl)||1994||No||Givro||Sega||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|FIFA Soccer 96||1995||No||Extended Play Productions||EA Sports||Yes|
|Golf Magazine: 36 Great Holes Starring Fred Couples||1994||No||Flashpoint Productions||Sega||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Knuckles' Chaotix||1995||No||Sonic Team||Sega||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Mortal Kombat II||1995||No||Probe||Acclaim Entertainment||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Motocross Championship||1995||No||Artech Studios||Sega||Yes||Yes|
|NBA Jam Tournament Edition||1995||No||Iguana Entertainment||Acclaim Entertainment||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|NFL Quarterback Club||1995||No||IGS Games||Acclaim Entertainment||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Night Trap||1994||Yes||Digital Pictures||Sega||Yes||Yes|
|Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure||1995||No||Activision||Activision||Yes|
|Primal Rage||1995||No||Probe||Time Warner Interactive||Yes||Yes|
|R.B.I. Baseball '95||1995||No||Tengen||Tengen||Yes|
|Shadow Squadron (JP and PAL: Stellar Assault)||1995||No||Sega||Sega||Yes||Yes|
|Slam City with Scottie Pippen||1995||Yes||Digital Pictures||Sega||Yes||Yes|
|Spider-Man: Web of Fire||1996||No||BlueSky Software||Sega||Yes|
|Star Trek: Starfleet Academy Starship Bridge Simulator||1995||No||Interplay||Interplay||Yes|
|Star Wars Arcade||1994||No||Sega Interactive||Sega||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Supreme Warrior||1995||Yes||Digital Pictures||Sega||Yes||Yes|
|Surgical Strike||1995||Yes||The Code Monkeys||Tec Toy||Yes|
|T-MEK||1995||No||Bits Studios||Time Warner Interactive||Yes||Yes|
|Tempo||1995||No|| Sega |
|Toughman Contest||1995||No||Visual Concepts||Electronic Arts||Yes||Yes|
|Virtua Racing Deluxe||1994||No||Sega-AM2||Sega||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|World Series Baseball Starring Deion Sanders||1995||No||Blue Sky Software||Sega||Yes|
|WWF Raw||1995||No||Sculptured Software||Acclaim Entertainment||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game||1995||No||Sculptured Software||Acclaim Entertainment||Yes|
|Zaxxon's Motherbase 2000 (EU: Motherbase/ JP: Parasquad)||1995||No||CSK Research Institute Corp.||Sega||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Primetime NFL Football|
|Ratchet and Bolt|
|Saban's VR Troopers|
|SegaSonic the Hedgehog|
|X-Men: Mind Games|
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