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.
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
Excerpt: Now almost one year old the 360 maybe still be lacking in some genres but racing games is definitely not one of them. These days, developers have to release something very special to keep up with the ever increasing pack of racers hitting the shelves… so without dragging this intro out any further let’s just say Import Tuner Challenge (a glorified addition to the Tokyo Xtreme Racer series in all but name) is not special in any way. Now let’s explain why!