Excerpt: When the TXR series premiered on the Dreamcast a little over four years ago, it was a surprisingly additive title that managed to give those into the street racing scene their first really solid video game. With the death of Sega's console, Genki and Crave moved to the PlayStation 2, upgrading the graphics just a hair and slowly incorporating more elements into the mix. The result, TXR 0, was a good debut effort for the PS2, but nothing all that new for the series.
Excerpt: As the game's Quest mode unfolds, a video explains the rather odd story about shattered souls returning to the roadways to reclaim former glory. Lines such as "if power can destroy power... the only thing that can protect it is power" float past while various locales are shown. Players then pick the car of their choice and hit the road, beating lesser rivals to earn credits, and using said credits to buy upgrades for their car.
Excerpt: The Tokyo Xtreme series has been a favorite of mine for a while. Although it doesn't quite reach the heights of Project Gotham or Gran Turismo , it has always managed to provide a fun and rather addictive experience. Tokyo Xtreme Racer 3 is much of the same action as before, only now with the added challenge of three freeway systems to battle on. It is not on the level of other racers, but damn does TXR 3 look good.
Excerpt: Back in the day, Genki and Crave released a small title for the Dreamcast called Tokyo Xtreme Racer, and later Tokyo Xtreme Racer 2. Both titles were a unique look at the racing genre, but with the death of the Dreamcast, the future didn’t look very good for the series. Then it happened, Genki and Crave brought the underground hit to the Playstation 2 and had an instant hit with Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero, whose sales were probably helped out by movies like Fast and Furious...