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Sega Rally 2 in comparison is extremely inviting to new players with its controls and it has a ton of single player content that is much less difficult than the arcade course. You really saved my skin with this inforamiton. It has more of a clean, arcade feel too it (you won’t see any blood and guts) and runs like a dream. Soul Calibur ran me $15, and everything else was $10 or less (Virtua Tennis, Crazy Taxi, Toy Commander, Hydro Thunder). The Sega Dreamcast was made famous by classic titles like Shenmue, Sonic Adventures, and the 2K sports Series.