Sega Rally 2 was developed by Sega AM5 for the Model 3 arcade hardware. It was introduced to arcades in February 1998. Sega Rally 2 was ported to Dreamcast by Smilebit. It was released in Japan on January 28, 1999, shortly after the November launch of the Dreamcast. It debuted in Europe on October 14, 1999 and its American debut was on November 27.
The gameplay in Sega Rally 2 revolves around making it to the next checkpoint in a arcade style race to the finish. There are six different locations in the game, with 17 different tracks in total. Each of the tracks is littered with different surfaces, such as gravel, snow, pavement, and ice. Nighttime driving and weather effects are also new additions to the series.
Each of the cars are real-world manufactured cars. Three of the cars also appeared in Sega Rally Championship. Each of the cars can be upgraded with modified parts.
8 cars are available from the beginning:
11 unlockable cars
- Renault Maxi Megane
- Subaru Impreza 555
- Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV
- Toyota Celica GT-Four ST185
- Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III
- Peugeot 106 Maxi
- Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
- Fiat 131 Abarth
- Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 E2
- Alpine-Renault A110
- Lancia 037 Rally