Excerpt: Publisher: Crave Developer: Genki 1 - 2 Players PS2 memory card only -100 kb Standard controller - Analog & Pressure sensitive Vibration Rating: Everyone Da Introduction: After making two appearances on the DC, Tokyo Extreme Racer makes the jump to the PS2, with Crave and developer Genki trying to harness the much-vaunted power of Sony's machine. While I never played the first two titles on the DC, I do know that they were very descent racing games.
Excerpt: If the opening intro of Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero doesn't impress you with it's awe-inspiring sights and sounds, then nothing on television in this day and age will either. Once into the game, the cars you race in and against are strikingly realistic. Although the car names aren't displayed, anyone remotely familiar with Japanese cars can tell what the respective cars are due to the lush models.
Excerpt: Tokyo Extreme Racer 3 has all the goodies that the franchise is know for“and it has them in quantity. What with the vastly expanded list of opponents, new cars, and even two new cities, Tokyo Extreme Racer 3 delivers a lot of action for its $20 price tag. The downside? It hasn't grown much in concept and problems in earlier titles have stuck around for this one too. Jeremy gives us the full scoop right here.
Conclusion: Even though the aforementioned GT3 rules the top shelf of computer game charts, a game based on the illegal world of underground street racing is a novel enough idea to make it do well. It may be a struggle, but with any luck this game can gain the legion of passionate fans that it deserves.
Excerpt: The Tokyo Xtreme Racer series has always been one of those dubious sleeper hits that I, on the one hand, never figured out why people would like, but, on the other, always liked. I never played the first one, but when a friend of mine lent me the second one, I decided to try it, and I got hooked on it for some reason. So now, when I saw TXR0 is out here in Japan, I decided to pick up a copy of the Japanese version.
Excerpt: be supped up to racing level, and kitting them out until they neither resemble nor perform in the same way they did when they rolled off the assembly line. While here in the US, it's common to see lower-end cars like Civics and Preludes kitted out, in Japan it's a completely different story.
Excerpt: It's official, PS2 owners have way to many racing games to choose from. Originally launching with Ridge Racer V, Smuggler's Run, Midnight Club: Street Racing, and a few more, the PS2 was an ideal choice for racing enthusiasts. Up until today that fact stands, we've gotten countless racing games, everything from Driving Emotion Type-S to Rumble Racing to ATV Offroad Fury.
Excerpt: The underworld subculture of illegal street racing is generally ignored by the masses, but to those involved it is an entertaining and intense pastime. Particularly in Japan, the pursuit to become the fastest driver on the highways has attracted a dedicated group of hard-core enthusiasts. Previous games in the Tokyo Xtreme Racer series have attempted to capture the experience of racing illegally on Tokyo's highways.