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Overview

This game is a port of Initial D Arcade Stage 3 with some features that separate it from its arcade counterpart. The most significant one is the point system which has been replaced with a trading card based system.

Trading Cards

Trading cards are acquired whenever a race is finished, regardless of the outcome (except when the player quits). These trading cards range from character profiles, unlockables such as bonus music, or parts to upgrade or customize your car. The game runs at 30 FPS with a slight downgrade of the graphics, however it remains true to the arcade game.

Unlike the PS2 Initial D: Special Stage, this version of Initial D has a multiplayer function for wireless head to head battles. This game also features the ability to save replays.

Gameplay

The gameplay is much like an arcade racer where you are able to select a track and race on it. There are multiple races on the same track, however they are all one on one. A skillful use of shifting is needed to conquer the much tougher courses in the game. Cars will understeer or oversteer depending on the car type.

As you win or lose races, you will obtain trading cards which either unlock various goodies such as sound tests for the characters, or gain parts to upgrade your car with.

Modes

The modes in this game are essentially the same as the arcade version with a few extras.

Arcade

The same thing as the arcade. Basically, players race rivals until they become the new legend of the street.

Bunta Challenge

Race Bunta on varying difficulties on all tracks. He has ten difficulty settings on each track.

Time Trial

Your usual time trial. You will receive feedback from Ryosuke after your run.

Multiplayer

No, there is no infrastructure link unfortunately. You can, however race your friends who also have this game. Within multiplayer, you are able to choose varying types of races. You can choose the default "race to the finish" rule, or like the anime, you can try your hand at "cat and mouse". Basically, you win if you are leading and outrun the opponent at a set distance, or if you are behind, you overtake your opponent.

Trading Cards

View your trading cards here basically. You can only unlock items by viewing what is on the trading card in this mode.

Project D Website

Majority of your goodies will result in additions to Project D's website which include soundtests. You are also able to view tips to master each track as well as time trial records.

Garage (Uncertain about real translation)

This is where you are able to change your cars and tune your cars.

Cars

All cars are divided into four different types of drivetrains:

FR - Front Engine Rear Wheel Drive

FF - Front Engine Front Wheel Drive

4WD - Four Wheel Drive

MR - Mid Engine Rear Wheel Drive

FR and MR cars tend to be drifiter than the other drivetrains. 4WD and FF cars are grip types, however 4WD cars also have superior traction in unfavorable weather conditions.

This version of Initial D basically contains the same cars from arcade stage 3 which are the following:

(* New to this version from previous games)

Toyota:

  • Trueno GT-APEX (AE-86) FR
    Tuned up Trueno GT-Apex
  • Levin GT-APEX (AE-86) FR
  • Levin SR (AE-85) FR
  • MR2 G-Limited (SW-20) MR
  • MR-S S Edition (ZZW30) MR
  • Altezza RS200 (AKA: Lexus IS) (SXE10) FR
  • Celica GT-4 (ST205) 4WD

Nissan

  • Skyline GTR V-Spec II (BNR32) 4WD
  • Skyline GTR V-Spec II (BNR34) 4WD
  • Skyline GT 25 Turbo (ER34) FR
  • Silvia K's (S14) FR
  • Silvia Q's (S14) FR
  • Silvia K's Aero (S14) FR
  • Silvia Spec-R (S15) FR
  • 180SX Type X (RPS13) FR
  • Sileighty (RPS13) FR

Mitsubishi

  • Lancer GSR Evolution III (CE9A) 4WD
  • Lancer RS Evolution IV (CN9A) 4WD
  • Lancer RS Evolution V (CP9A) * 4WD
  • Lancer Evolution VI T.M. Edition (CP9A) * 4WD
  • Lancer GSR Evolution VII (CT9A) 4WD

Honda

  • Civic SIR II (EG6) FF
  • Civic Type R (EK9) FF
  • Integra Type R (DC2) FF
  • S2000 (AP1) FF

Mazda

  • RX7 Infiniti III (FC3S) FR
  • RX-7 Type R (FD3S) FR
    Keisuke's RX-7 Type R
  • RX-7 Spirit R Type A (FD3S) FR
  • RX-8 Type S (SE3P) * FR
  • Roadster S Special (NA6C) FR
  • Roadster RS (AKA: Miata MX-5) (NB8C) FR

Subaru

  • Impreza WRX Type R STi Version V (GC8V) 4WD
  • Impreza WRX-STi Version VI (GC8) 4WD
  • Impreza WRX-STi (GDB) 4WD

Suzuki

  • Cappuccino (EA11R) FR

Tracks

Compared to Arcade Stage 3, the most noticeable track that has been removed was Akina (Snow). Otherwise, all tracks have remained intact.

  • Myogi
  • Usui
  • Akagi
  • Akina
  • Happogahara
  • Irohazaka
  • Shomaru
  • Tsuchisaka

Background Music

The background music loops much more than in the arcade. What is different in this version is the addition of certain bonus tracks and the replacement of "Black Out" with "Power of Sound".

  1. Dog Fight
  2. Speedy Speed Boy
  3. Remember Me
  4. Save Me
  5. Over the Rainbow
  6. Stop Your Self Control
  7. Crazy for Love
  8. Express Love
  9. Power of Sound
  10. Fall in the Web of Desire
  11. Pamela
  12. Fight for Love Tonight
  13. Get Another Chance (New)
  14. Fire on the Beat (New)
  15. Ready to Go (New)
  16. Changes (New)
  17. Demolition (New)
  18. Mad About You (New)
  19. Overload (New)
  20. Fevernova (New)
  21. Dancin' in My Dreams

Arcade Rivals

The following is the list of characters you will face in Arcade mode along with the car they drive:

Myogi

  • Itsuki Takeuichi - Levin SR (AE85)
    Rival Selection Screen
  • Kenji - 180SX Type X (RPS13)
  • Shingo Shoiji - Civic SIR II (EG6)

Usui

Toru Suetsugu - Roadster RS (NB8C)Atsurou Kawai - Skyline GT 25 Turbo (ER34)Mako Sato and Sayuki - Sileighty (RPS13)

Akagi

  • Two Guys from Tokyo - Silvia Spec-R (S15)
    Dialogue vs. Itsuki
  • Kenta Nakamura - Silvia Q's (S14)
  • Keisuke Takahashi - RX-7 Type R (FD3S)

Akina

  • Iketani Kouichiro - Silvia K's (S13)
  • Takeshi Nakazato - Skyline GTR V-Spec II (BNR32)
  • Kyouichi Sudo - Lancer GSR Evolution III (CE9A)
  • Ryosuke Takahashi - RX-7 Infiniti III (FC3S)
  • Takumi Fujiwara - Trueno GT-APEX (AE86)

Irohazaka

  • Seiji Iwaki - Lancer RS Evolution IV (CN9A)
  • Kyouichi Sudo - Lancer GSR Evolution III (CE9A)
  • Kai Kogashiwa - MR2 G-Limited (SW-20)

Happogahara

  • Daiki Ninomiya - Civic Type R (EK9)
  • Smiley Sakai - Integra Type R (DC2)
  • Tomoyuki Tachi - Civic Type R (EK9)

Shomaru

  • Nobuhiko Akiyama - Altezza RS200 (SXE10)
  • Sakamoto - Cappuccino (EA11R)
  • Wataru Akiyama - Levin GT-APEX (AE86)

Tsuchisaka

  • Kyoko Iwase - RX-7 Type R (FD3S)
  • Ryosuke Takahashi - RX-7 Infiniti III (FC3C)
  • Kuru Waru - Lancer RS Evolution V (CP9A)
  • Shiro Waru - Lancer Evolution VI T.M. Edition (CP9A)
  • Keisuke Takahashi - RX-7 Type R (FD3S)
  • Takumi Fujiwara - Trueno GT-APEX (AE86)

Akina

  • Bunta Fujiwara - Impreza WRX Type R STi Version V (GC8V)

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