1001 Video GamesThe Arcade version of Ridge Racer appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Bonus GameIt's possible to play a Galaxian variant in the game's pre-loader. When successfully having destroyed all the Galaxians, 8 extra vehicles will be available to drive in Ridge Racer.
Game CodeThe entire game code is about 4 MB (music not included). It's possible to play the game without the music. When the game has been loaded, remove the disc from the PlayStation and play the entire game without the disc.
Product CodeRidge Racer (Japanese release) has the distinction of having the first Sony games Part Number: SLPS-00001.
References to the GameThis game is referenced in the Eiffel 65 song, My Console.
- Game Informer Magazine
- August 2001 (Issue 100) - #51 in the "Top 100 Games of All Time" poll