X The 32x is an add-on which sots on top
of a megadrive/genesis console. It is most notable for providing some
of the first texture mapping seen on a console.
The 32x slots into the cartridge
port of the Genesis and via a pass through cable on the back. It
contains its own microprocessors to enhance the abilities of the
Genesis, mostly by
providing better graphics and some 3D abilities. The 32x can be
used on conjunction with the Sega CD. There are however only a few
US FMV games which support it.
CPU TWIN Hitachi SH2 32-bit RISC Chips 23Mhz each SOUND Stereo PCM Chip. Adds an 2 extra channels RAM 512 Kilobytes DISPLAY: 32,768 colors, 50,000 texture-mapped polygons per
sec. Hardware scalling / rotation.
Neptune would have been a megadrive with
a 32X built in (Prototype only)
32x games come on carts similar to the standard
Mega Drive carts but sligtly heavier. There is not a huge range of
32x games (about 32). Recommended titles are Virtua Racing Deluxe,
Sega Virtua racing 32x
One of the best versions of Virtua racing, as good if not better than
the saturn version. This game was a great example of what could be
done with the improved 3D capabilities.
Sega Star wars 32x
You shoot 3D tie fighters, graphics were ok for the time but the game
isnt great. One for StarWars fans and collectors really.
Space Harrier is one of the better 32x games. Its quite close a conversion
of the arcade version.
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