1995 – Hasbro Toaster

Hasbro, the toy manufacturer, had missed out on the console booms of the 80s and 90s and wanted to get into that very lucrative market. They designed a CD-ROM-based system powerful enough to run VR and built a VR prototype. After a great deal of money was invested, the system was never released, though the game Night Trap was built for the system. As the game was so expensive to produce, the developers salvaged what they could and released it for the Sega CD system:

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