Excerpt: Import Tuner Challenge is an authentic and extremely customisable street-racing game that challenges racers to immerse themselves in Tokyo’s underground to take on the fastest street-racing teams. Players can modify and race licensed import sports cars using real tuner parts and tuning techniques. More than five million combinations are possible in tailoring a car’s interior, exterior and engine.
Excerpt: Don't let the bland name fool you. Import Tuner Challenge is another game in the long-running Tokyo Xtreme Racer series. The Genki-developed racing games have been kicking around for close to a decade, but they've never attracted much of a fan base here in North America--probably because they've never been all that great. So the game that came out in Japan as Shutoku Battle X is now known as Import Tuner Challenge.
Pros: Gives you plenty of rivals to race against, Car upgrades and tuning make a noticeable difference in your car's handling and performance
Cons: Practically unplayable until you earn enough money to buy a decent car, Online options are inadequate, Not enough road to race on, so it gets old fast, Weak audiovisual presentation
Conclusion: Import Tuner Challenge is the latest game in the Tokyo Xtreme Racing series. Developed by Genki and published by Ubisoft Import Tuner Challenge gives you the opportunity to race Japanese cars on realistically created Japanese highways. Previous games in the series have always been fairly disappointing. Have they done better this time?.
Summary: Mario Kart returns on the Wii and fails to completely shake off its Double Dash inspired party game feel. This not withstanding, Nintendo comes to the table with some great innovations and additions to the series; a well designed clutch of new tracks, online racing, Mii integration, motorbikes. half-pipes and new weapons. These new features complement the inclusion of historic course to make this the most complete Mario Kart experience to date.
Pros: Great online features, Mario Kart returns!, Now with bikes!
Cons: Too many weapons, Tracks very wide, Winning can be more luck than elite skill
Summary: Genki brought us such games as Tokyo Xtreme Racer and now they are back with Ubisoft and a new racing game titled Import Tuner Challenge (ITC). Don’t be fooled by the game cover, if you are going to buy this game and you don’t plan to use the disc as a overpriced drink coaster, you have just wasted a lot of money.
Pros: A different winning system to most games, Moding your car can be fun for 10 minutes, ...
Cons: Graphics not even up to par with Xbox, Boring racing, Live lacks any players