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F355 Challenge: Passione Rossa

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Get behind the wheel of one of the most worlds most prestigious cars, the F355 Ferrari, in this conversion of Sega's arcade game.

F355 features a number of game modes: the Arcade mode which is the same as the checkpoint arcade version; Championship mode where you race a total of 6 races for the combined highest score; Single play which is the same as Arcade mode but with no time limit; Versus play with a two player split screen; and Network Race where you can connect to the Internet and race a time attack against other players ghost cars.

The courses that are available to race on are Motegi, short and long versions of Suzuka, Monza, Sugo, Long Beach, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Nurburgring (GP track), Laguna Seca, Sepang, and Fiorano (Ferrari's test track).

The game features 3 levels of difficulty. There are also four Assist functions - Stability Control for cornering, Traction Control from the engine to the tires, Anti Lock Brake System to keep the tires from locking during braking and Intelligent Brake System for braking before corners so beginners can concentrate on steering.

You can also connect to the Internet and register your driver data.


F355 Challenge: Passione Rossa PlayStation 2 Menu screen.
F355 Challenge: Passione Rossa PlayStation 2 Title screen.
F355 Challenge: Passione Rossa PlayStation 2 Track selection screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "Ferrari F355 Challenge" -- Actual PS2 title
  • "F355 Challenge" -- Original arcade title

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User Reviews

Excellent Driving Simulation. Ahead of its time: For true enthusiasts only. Dreamcast Forever Sport (26)

The Press Says

Shin Force Dreamcast Aug 05, 2000 9.6 out of 10 96
Planet Dreamcast Dreamcast Oct 14, 2000 9.5 out of 10 95
IGN Dreamcast Sep 19, 2000 9.2 out of 10 92
Gaming Age Dreamcast Aug 16, 2000 A- 91
Gaming Target Dreamcast Oct 16, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Super Play Dreamcast Oct, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Mania PlayStation 2 Oct 31, 2002 B- 67
Game Revolution Dreamcast Oct 01, 2000 B- 67
PlayFrance PlayStation 2 Apr 08, 2003 5.5 out of 10 55
Gaming Age PlayStation 2 Nov 15, 2002 C 50


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1001 Video Games

Ferrari F355 Challenge appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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