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Overview

Rage Racer was released by Namco for the Playstation. It was the first game to have Reiko Nagase officially announced in the game as she is now the "face" of the Ridge Racer series.

Rage Racer is the first Ridge Racer title ever where new cars must be purchased using credits won from races. It is also the first Ridge Racer title where the players can use credits to upgrade the performance of their vehicles. Rage Racer has an almost RPG-like progresson system, as a player can choose to re-enter races in order to earn more credits, or instead attempt more challenging racing classes without upgrading or purchasing a new vehicle first.

Even today these elements are relatively rare for the Ridge Racer series, where cars are typically awarded for free or unlocked, and the speed level of each is always the same, or purely dependent on whatever course or racing class you've selected.

Tracks

Stadard GP info for track names, length, GP name and prize money for each class in GP Mode.

Mythical Coast

Length: 4641m

Class 1: Calme GP - 1st 400eg, 2nd 160eg, 3rd 80eg

Class 2: Brise GP - 1st 2400eg, 2nd 1000eg, 3rd 500eg

Class 3: Rafale GP - 1st 12000eg, 2nd 5000eg, 3rd 2500eg

Class 4: Mistral GP - 1st 60000eg, 2nd 25000, 3rd 12500eg

Class 5: Tempete GP - 1st 375000eg, 2nd 125000eg, 3rd 62500eg

Over Pass City

Length: 6640m

Class 1: Calme GP - 1st 550eg, 2nd 240eg, 3rd 120eg

Class 2: Brise GP - 1st 3400eg, 2nd 1500eg, 3rd 750eg

Class 3: Rafale GP - 1st 18000eg, 2nd 7500eg, 3rd 3750eg

Class 4: Mistral GP - 1st 85000eg, 2nd 37500, 3rd 18750eg

Class 5: Tempete GP - 1st 420000eg, 2nd 187500, 3rd 93750eg

Lakeside Gate

Length: 6237m

Class 1: Calme GP - 1st 500eg, 2nd 220eg, 3rd 110eg

Class 2: Brise GP - 1st 3200eg, 2nd 1400eg, 3rd 700eg

Class 3: Rafale GP - 1st 16000eg, 2nd 7000eg, 3rd 3500eg

Class 4: Mistral GP - 1st 80000eg, 2nd 35000, 3rd 17500eg

Class 5: Tempete GP - 1st 400000eg, 2nd 175000eg, 3rd 87500eg

The Extreme Oval

Length: 3074m

Class 3: Rafale GP - 1st 22000eg, 2nd 6000eg, 3rd 3000eg

Class 4: Mistral GP - 1st 90000eg, 2nd 30000, 3rd 15000eg

Class 5: Tempete GP - 1st 300000eg, 2nd 150000eg, 3rd 75000eg

There is also an unlockable Class 6 and an Extra GP mode.

Cars

List of cars available in standard GP mode of the game with price and other information.

Each time a car is tuned up it goes into the next grade up.

The cars stats are shown in each grade.

Grade 1

Gnade

Esperanza

Max Power: 70 PS / 5200 rpm

Max Torque: 8.3 kgm / 3200 rpm

Cost: You start off with this car

Grade 2

Age

Erriso

Max Power: 80 PS / 6200 rpm

Max Torque: 7.1kgm / 2600 rpm

Cost: 2600eg

Lizzard

Acceron

Max Power: 150 PS / 5000 rpm

Max Torque: 36.2 kgm / 2800 rpm

Cost: 4000eg

Grade 3

Age

Abeille

Max Power: 99 PS / 6700 rpm

Max Torque: 9.8 kgm / 3500 rpm

Cost: 14500eg

Lizard

Bayonet

Max Power: 200 PS / 5000 rpm

Max Torque: 38.1 kgm / 3600 rpm

Cost: 15200eg

Assoluto

Fatalita

Max Power: 255 PS / 8000 rpm

Max Torque: 28.6 kgm / 6600 rpm

Cost: 20000eg

Grade 4

Age

Pegase

Max Power: 160 PS / 7200 rpm

Max Torque: 15.2 kgm / 6600 rpm

Cost: 143300eg

Maunal Transmission only

Lizard

Hijack

Max Power: 340 PS / 5700 rpm

Max Torque: 42.6 kgm / 4500 rpm

Cost: 136700eg

Maunal Transmission only

Assoluto

Istante

Max Power: 380 PS / 7500 rpm

Max Torque: 47.1 kgm / 7000 rpm

Cost: 151600eg

Maunal Transmission only

Grade 5

Assoluto

Ghepardo

Max Power: 650 PS / 9000 rpm

Max Torque: 60 kgm / 6200 rpm

Cost: 695900

Maunal Transmission only

Soundtrack

Though the soundtrack is widely credited to "Namco Sound Team," the principle members (Shinji Hosoe and Ayako Saso, collectively known as SamplingMasters) of that team left Namco to pursue other projects before development of the soundtrack for Rage Racer began. This allowed up-and-comers Tetsukazu Nakanishi and Hiroshi Okubou to shine, producing what can be considered one of the best soundtracks in the series.

The game used Redbook audio and as such, could be put into normal CD players to enjoy the game's great music outside of the game.

1. [Game Data]

2. Story

3. Rage Racer

4. Mathemabeat

5. Lightning Luge

6. Industria

7. Hurricane Hub

8. Mech Monster

9. Silver Stream

10. Stimulation

11. Volcano Vehicle

12. Grand Prix Replay

13. Time Trial Replay

14. High Score Screen

15. Game Over

16. Victory

17. Deep Drive (In the game, this song is unlocked once the player has all the Gold Trophies)

There were only a few songs that used Sony's proprietary PlayStation streaming formats or soundchip-produced songs:

Attract (Played during Rage Racer's video introduction)

Menu (Played in game's menu screens)

Ending (Played during Rage Racer's video ending)

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