Technical preview #2 of Virtua Racing port to pico-8 fantasy console.

How to play:

  • left/right: steering
  • O button: accelerate
  • X button: brake
  • down: change point of view

Features:

  • all 3 tracks from SEGA Megadrive version
  • single player time attack mode
  • arcade driving physics

Work in progress:

  • Car handling physic (too floaty/rally style)
  • NPC AI on Acropolis track
  • Checkpoint music

3D assets are from the Megadrive edition - copyright their respective owner.

The "standalone" version requires the pico8 standalone application.

Updated 27 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rating
(19)
Authorfreds72
GenreRacing
Made withPICO-8
Tags3D, PICO-8

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linux.zip 791 kB
raspi.zip 1,019 kB
vracing_v02.app.zip 4 MB
windows.zip 1 MB
vracing_standalone_v02.zip 264 kB

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An awesome demake! I would have made a physical cartridge with an SD card and buildroot if I had a raspberry Pi! 😢 Still good game at this day i got the switch version

But I can't resist pico-8 games

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The low graphics and colour choices hurt my eyes. I also wasn't a fan of the sounds.

The pico8 resolution is 128x128 - this is one of the constraint of the platform!

(-2)

Qlso make a controller friendly version

(-2)

dont forget the starting music too

(+1)

This is so adorable! I love the original game and seeing it on PICO-8 makes me super happy :)

(+3)

Very impressive ! Congrats ! Too bad I'm not skill enough to complete the track. Is the game manage collision between cars ?

(+2)

Yes - npc can push you

(+2)

Holy s**t dude, all your 3D pico8 games are awe-inspiring.

I would like to download the previous version windows.zip.

what for?

you can get it from github: https://github.com/freds72/virtua-on/releases

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very impressive graphics and coding. an excellent demonstration of what the pico-8 can achieve. while playing, i think i said, "if pico-8 had an e3 presentation, this game should be in it" and i stick by it. awesome work!

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Thanks! Lengthy gameplay video! Though looks like you played the old version (eg only 2 tracks and no npc).

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steering doesnt feel as good as the original what i mean is that i dont feel like im turning

what about cartridge version?

(+1)

Game is too large - cannot be done

How can I download the game in png format for Pico-8?

(-1)

That’s not possible for multi-cart games.

So a Pico-8 format won't ever exist?

The game *is* running on pico8 engine but cannot exported as a png (too much data).

You can get binaries or html version.

Ok thank you. It sounded strange to me since it was actually loading through Pico-8... so that's a limit of p8.png format.

i think you can still give us .p8 am i right

Amazing work! I love seeing Virtua Racing in this format!

Thanks - the tracks are just too good, whatever format!

They are, I'm a big fan of most of the Sega arcade games, and VR always felt like the most pure arcade experience in my book.

Insanely awesome, nice work!

(-7)

Curious demake, but with graphic glitches.

It is possible make Virtua Fighter for Pico-8?

(+2)

Sure - you need a pico licence ($15) and some coding skills.

(-6)

That isn't what I was referring to, and that question wasn't because I wanted to have Pico-8.