Players navigate through three Tokyo highway circuits driving one of 72 high-performance sports cars. While driving, players earn valuable points which are used to purchase upgrade parts for their vehicle.
To ensure the most realistic gameplay, developers Bullet-Proof Software, enlisted the guidance of racing champion, Keiichi Tsuchiya and automotive specialist, Masaaki Bando Under their supervision, Bullet-Proof painstakingly recreated the physics and handling of each race car.
Customize your racer with turbo chargers, exhaust, intakes, suspensions, brakes, transmissions, aerodynamics, tires and electronics
72 sleek world-class sports cars
Action-packed circuits based on real Tokyo highways
Connoisseur-class 3D texture-mapped polygon graphics
One supercharged CD soundtrack
WINNING STRATEGIES and HINTS
Save upgrade points until the final race in the first round. Skillful driving should get you past any opponent in the beginning. Don't rely too much on your upgrade ports. Save your points to purchase valuable ports like the very expensive bolt-on turbo.
For beginners, use the "drift"" button. For more experienced drivers, when coming up to a turn at a very high speed, release the accelerator, top the direction button to turn, release the direction button, then hit the accelerator to drift. To come out of a drift release the accelerator.
Turbo class cars, available in the later rounds, are accessed by pressing the Select button at the Car Select screen. Some of these cars, like the Type-l 1, con reach speeds up to 330 km/h.
One winning car type selection: 2,6,9,9,and type-l2 for the final race with the Drft King.
With the type-l 2 racer these are the best parts to use when trying to defeat the Drift King:
engine-lrg. turbine, intercooler, increase bore, fuel-injection, port polishing, turbo piston, oil cooler, Irg, radiator, racing plug, hi lift cam ink
intake- racing air cl exhaust- 4-1 manifold, remove c/c, #120 muffler
chassis- gymkhana shocks, gymkhana springs, stabilizer, tower bar, roll bar, stiff bushings
tires-street tire 3, mag wheels
brakes- sport pads
transmission- 6 speed, hi cross, hi ratio gear
aerodynamics- front spoiler, rear wing, aero mirrors, ground effects
electronics- vc, racing compute, or omit fuel cut and omit boost cut (combined)
other mods- racing shifter, racing clutch, wt. reduction
VS. CPU MODE
At the Speed Shop, try the auto settings for max. acceleration, high-speed, or all-around. The game will automaticlly select the ports which will best suit your racer. For extra fun, add more upgrades to increase your car's performance.
KILLER CODES AND CHEATS
After winning your first race in Scenario mode, try these codes during your next race. On controller 2:
up + select a displays best lap
right + select = displays best time
down + select= displays prg num (an unknown function)
L1 + select = white speedometer
On controller 1 at the Car Select screen (after 1 victory in Scenario mode):
R2 = change car color
select Vs. CPU to race the Drift King (choose different enemies at the Course Select screen}.
9,9999,999 free upgrade points in Scenario mode
At the title screen, on controller 2 begin h hold L1 +L2+R1 +down+start, press start on >controller 1. Hold buttons on controller 2 until the Speed Shop screen appears. At the speed shop 9,999,999 free upgrade points are automatically available.
SOTOMAWARI STAGE CURIOSITIES
The logo for the Drift King's actual racing team, Loco Banana is shown.
The logo for the Japanese version of THB is displayed on one of the buildings.
Trucks carry the name of Team Advan, Masaaki Bandoh's actual racing team.
Assorted logos for BPS motor sports entertainment
UCHIMAWARI STAGE CURIOSITIES
The ads for THB used in Japan showing a picture of Keiichi Tsuchiya, the Drift King
The flourescent lighting fixtures can be seen in each of the buildings.
The Tokyo weather is reported on an electronic sign on one of the buildings at the start.
PACKAGING ART TRIVIA
The red racer carries the license plate, "YK 1971". The YK stands for Yoshiaki Kanazawa, the president and founder of Jaleco Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan. 1971 is the year when Jaleco Ltd. was first established.
The neon sign above the red car reads, "BPS", the name of the game's developer.