Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero (PlayStation 2)

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Description

Tokyo Xtreme Racer is a one or two player racing game based on illegal street racing around the streets of Tokyo.

The game starts by giving the player $15000 so that they can buy their car. There are three types of car; Class A has the most powerful engines; Class B has mid range engines but are better balanced; and Class C cars lack power but have better handling. Needless to say the cash the payer starts with is sufficient for the lower cars in each group, players need to win cash if they are to upgrade.

After the car has been selected the player enters their name and customises their number plate that's when the game really begins. There are seven 'game modes' of which five are different ways to play the game, these game modes are the same for all classes of car.
  • Mode 1: This is the Quest mode where the player tries to rise to the top by looking for other racers to challenge
  • Mode 2: This is the Quick Race mode, here the player starts on the road and a races a random AI opponent.
  • Mode 3: The Time Attack mode where the player races around a course in Tokyo looking to set a new best time.
  • Mode 4: Free Run where the player can drive anywhere in Tokyo
  • Mode 5: Versus mode, this is the only two player part of the game
  • Mode 6: This is where all the system configuration options, including the ability to customise the controller buttons, are kept
  • Mode 7: In the UK release this option contains the DVD Extras, the US trailer for the film "The Fast And The Furious", and the short documentary "Tokyo Hardcore: Night Warriors"

Cars can be tuned, changed, and upgraded prior to each race. After each race the player can replay their race, save it to replay later, or just save the result.

Screenshots

Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero PlayStation 2 Game Mode 6 is the System Configuration mode where things like the controller setup can be changed
Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero PlayStation 2 Opponents have a floating arrow above them so that they can be spotted when they are far ahead, or far behind
Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero PlayStation 2 The game starts by giving the player $15000 so that they can buy their car.
Class A has the most powerful engines, Class B has are better balanced, Class C cars lack power but have better handling
Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero PlayStation 2 When racing the player is given satnav-like directions. The wall of yellow chevrons blocks off the 'wrong turning', driving down that route ends the current race

Alternate Titles

  • "首都高赛车0" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "Tokyo Xtreme Racer" -- PAL title
  • "Shutoko Battle 0" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Most underrated and overlooked racing game ever. gozilla (64) unrated

Critic Reviews

Game Over Online Nov 07, 2001 90 out of 100 90
4Players.de Aug 01, 2001 82 out of 100 82
Game Informer Magazine Jun, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jul 27, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PSX Extreme Jun 19, 2001 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot May 11, 2001 7.6 out of 10 76
Consoles Plus May, 2001 70 out of 100 70
Super Play (Sweden) Aug, 2001 7 out of 10 70
PSM Jul, 2001 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic Feb 22, 2002 C- 42

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James P. Wong (2399) added Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero (PlayStation 2) on Aug 31, 2003