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


  • 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
Made withPICO-8
Tags3D, PICO-8


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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


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!


Qlso make a controller friendly version


dont forget the starting music too


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


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


Yes - npc can push you


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

I would like to download the previous version

what for?

you can get it from github:


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?


Game is too large - cannot be done

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


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!


Curious demake, but with graphic glitches.

It is possible make Virtua Fighter for Pico-8?


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


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