's System 32 was a set of hardware
that powered such arcade
hits as; Air Rescue, Alien 3
: The Gun, Arabian Fight, Burning Rival, Dark Edge, Dragon Ball Z
V.R.V.S, F1 Exhaust Note, F1 Super Lap, Golden Axe
II, Hard Dunk, Holosseum, Jurassic Park
, Looney Tunes
, Out Runners, Racing Hero, Rad Mobile / Gal Racer, Rad Rally, Sonic The Hedgehog
, Spider Man
, Stadium Cross, Super Visual Football, and Title Fight.
The system first appeared in arcades in 1990
in both single and multi-game screen formats. The single screen's hardware contained 4 different processors
. The first (the main processor) was a NEC
V60 (16Mhz 32 bits RISC CPU). The other three processors were for sound, they were a Z80
, and two YM3438's (A custom chip Sega had produced for many of its arcade configurations). The only real difference between the multi-version and the single was that the multi had one less YM3438, and a faster V60 - one that clocked at 20 MHz.
Interesting, but quite useless trivia: Segas first 3D fighter was NOT Virtua Fighter
as many would have you know. It was actually a game called Dark Edge (It utilized the System 32 hardware, not the Model 1
hardware that Virtua Fighter later used).