Unreleased VR Sports Powerboat Racing

VR Sports Powerboat Racing

VR Sports Powerboat Racing was a racing game that was supposed to be developed by TerraGlyph Interactive Studios and published by Vatical Entertainment. The game was originally listed to be released in 2001, but it never made that date. It was likely going to be a port of the PC or PS1 VR Sports Powerboat Racing that was released back in 1998. In an interview with IGN in February 2001, Vatical explained that the game had never actually been started and with the next Nintendo system on the horizon they had decided to cancel the game. The Gameboy version known as VR Powerboat Racing originally planned for a 2001 release also did not make it out the door.

Although the game did not make it out the door, it still has some product information. This information is likely going to be the same as the PC version if not the exact same:

Product Information
If you like powerboats but hate sunburns, there's finally a solution for your woes. Hop on in and race a high-performance speedboat against friends or computer opponents in this detailed trip to the lake. VR SPORTS POWERBOAT RACING features several modes, including: Arcade mode, in which you take on opponents in various locales and earn points to sneak into more advanced events; Shoot-Out, a quick-fix, five-lap race against an opponent; Time Trial, which challenges you to beat your best times; and Challenge, in which you take on a ghost racer. There's also a Practice mode, where you can perfect all of those tight turns, flips, and twists before you enter the heat of battle. Some of the highly detailed 3D environments in the game include New York, Nevada, Japan, Norway, England, Australia, Monaco, the Amazon, and Russia. The graphics are as lush as the play is intuitive, and the game sports one of the most intense two-player games in any racing title. If VR SPORTS POWERBOAT RACING were any more real, you'd have to tap the water out of your ears after playing.

Product Identifiers
Game: VR Sports Powerboat Racing
UPC: 681313081605

Tech Details
Control Elements: Gamepad, Joystick
Number of Players: 1-2
Game Special Features: 18 different boats; nine unique courses; real time wave production; variety of stunts and moves; two-player head-to-head competition
Game Series: VR

Written by Kevin Ames
June 8 2013