Konami revs up new PlayStation 2 racer

Konami revs up new PlayStation 2 racer

2993 games, 94082 screen shots     HOME | FEEDBACK  
Order Halo 5: Guardians     


- PC News

- Video Game News

  - Xbox

  - Playstation 2

  - GameCube


Advertise on GIW




  «   D E A L S   O F   T H E   D A Y   »
  «   S C R E E N   S H O T S   »
click below for screen shots:
9/11/2005 11:54:13 PM | Game Announcements |
Konami revs up new PlayStation 2 racer

Konami of Europe will offer an unusual take on the racing genre this November, with the launch of Kaido Racer for PlayStation 2.

Developed by Genki Co. Ltd. Kaido Racer is a fast-paced racing title that faithfully recreates some of Japan's most famous mountain courses. The game features several authentically modeled courses taken from all over Japan, and invites players to test their skills in the mountain regions of Akagi, Zao, Aso and Haruna each of which is fraught with danger and will challenge even the most accomplished drivers. Each race is fought against a number of CPU-controlled drivers or against a friend, and mixes official tournaments with more lucrative night-time events.

At the core of Kaido Racer are a series of 'Battle Modes', which players are charged with winning in order to earn prize money. This can then be invested in new parts and upgrades for their car, or even buy new vehicles. Kaido Racer features a roster of 149 licensed vehicles, including Nissan, Subaru, Honda, and Alfa Romeo, all of which offer subtle variances in handling and performance. Each will be pushed to their very limit as the player engages in the four key 'Battle' events the game offers.

The 'SP Battle' sees players attempting to keep a special gauge as full as possible. Each driver has an on-screen 'SP' gauge which is depleted slightly every time they lose the lead or hit another car. Players must drive efficiently and aggressively to keep their gauge as full as possible and to empty those of rival racers. Similarly, the game's 'CA Battle' accentuates the use of drifting, and rewards successful cornering. Players earn points for executing drifts when prompted, with the winner the player who accrues the most CA points.

The 'FL/LF Battle' will place the player either in first or last place on the starting grid. The player must then either hold on to the lead for the entire race or come from behind to win. Finally, the 'TAC Battle' mixes the racing genre's customary 'beat the clock' elements with the aforementioned 'SP Battle' system as players try to keep their SP gauge topped up, while racing against a very strict time limit.

Kaido Racer also features a story mode that shows off the personalities of the rival drivers, and introduces the likes of 'Slasher', 'Tricker' and 'Lovers' very different people with very different driving styles. The interaction between characters is also furthered via an in-game BBC/Mail system which lets players communicate with other drivers using a simple email-style system; offering challenges or picking up tips from others using the boards.

The game also enjoys a special sound editor that allows players to create a personalised soundtrack to the game. Using a simple yet comprehensive menu system, players can create specific soundtracks using the wealth of music on offer. Everything from trance tracks to Euro-Pop is catered for and can be mixed together with ease to create the perfect soundtrack to Kaido Racer's mountain challenges.

Kaido Racer will be released for PlayStation 2 in November, 2005.

Konami revs up new PlayStation 2 racer

  More from this source
 - Dragons Dogma Xbox 360 Screenshots
 - Tales of Xillia PlayStation 3 Screenshots
 - Catherine PlayStation 3 Screenshots
 - LucasArts Signs Multi-Year, Studio-Wide Unreal Engine 3 Licensing Agreement
 - Darkspore Ships For PC
 - Red Faction: Armageddon demo available May 3
 - THQ and Games Workshop Announce Multi-Year Extension of Warhammer 40,000 Video Game License Agreement
 - MotorStorm Apocalypse PlayStation 3 Screenshots
 - inFAMOUS 2 PlayStation 3 Screenshots
 - Street Fighter X Tekken PlayStation 3 Screenshots
 - Risen 2: Dark Waters Xbox 360 Screenshots
 - NCAA Football 12 PlayStation 3 Screenshots
 - Saints Row The Third PlayStation 3 Screenshots
 - Prey 2 Xbox 360 Screenshots
 - Anarchy Reigns PlayStation 3 Screenshots
 More Genki news
 - Import Tuner Challenge for Xbox 360 - New Screenshots
 - Import Tuner Challenge - Tokyo Underground Racing Exclusively For Xbox 360 This Fall
 - Tokyo Xtreme Racer for Xbox 360 - New Screenshots
 More Konami news
 - Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 'Reverie' DLC for Playstation 3 Now Available
 - Hard Corps: Uprising Now Available On PlayStation Network
 - Silent Hill: Downpour PlayStation 3 Screenshots

- Playstation 2  

 Game pages
- Kaido Racer  

« Back To List »

 By Name:
0-9 | A | B | C | D | E | F
G | H | I | J | K | L | M
N | O | P | Q | R | S | T
U | V | W | X | Y | Z
 By Platform:
XBOX 360 | PS3 |
 By Type:
 New Games

Copyright 2019 | Gameinfowire.com | Privacy Policy