Tokyo Xtreme Racer Drift 2, known as Kaido Racer 2 in Europe and as Kaido Battle : Touge no Densetsu in Japan, is a touge simulator created by Genki for the PlayStation 2. It was the 3rd game of the Kaido series. It featured laser traced touge courses and licensed cars.
The "Kaido Circuit" extends throughout Japan. High speed battles unfold as drivers enter all kinds of races, seeking to test themselves. Striving for the top, racers battle one another day after day.
At night, the dark side of the Circuit emerges : a private world known only to racers, where "Survival of the Fittest" is the only rule. Gossip leads to rumors, and rumors grow into the stiff of legend...
With the Emotional King gone from the Kaido night scene, two dominant figures emerged : Absolute Emperor and Miracles Summit.
They came from Category Races and were already "legitimate" racers. These 2 are now rumored to be the best that Kaido has to offer.
Then a legendary metropolitan team, The Thirteen Devils, apparently took it upon themselves to stem the flow of metropolitan racers crossing over into Kaido.
Can anyone defeat the Absolute Emperor and Miracles Summit?
What has become of the Emotional King?
Has the Kaido Circuit really been overrun by the Thirteen Devils?
And where is the next legendary racer?
As the battle begins, a team has been formed to fight against the 13 Devils : Kingdom Twelve, whom their leader's real identity is mysterious.
In the meantime, all Slashers (Stage 1 :MMC Ooaza and World Supremacy, Stage 2 : Haruna Guardian, Lonely Wanderer and Metal Wizard, Stage 3 : Final Leg, New Moon and Global Winner) and the double aces Yeti Fang and Murder Supremacy are preparing themsleves as the 13 Devils may eventually challenge them.
While everyone is ready, the player arrives and defeats every Slashers who ask if he/she would join them against the 13 Devils. Meanwhile, after Global Winner's defeat, Kyoichi Imaizumi (Yeti Fang) and Tastu Zoshigaya (Supremacy Murder), described as 2 witnesses of the last battle, discuss about that battle :
"What did you think of that battle?"
"Hmm... He races rough, but still fast. He's obviously not from the racing circuit..."
"Yeah, I agree. He came here on his own, and he's out to battle us now. We've got nowhere left to run. All we can do now is accept his challenge."
"Fine. I'll make it perfectly clear who the better racer is. My technique is tempered by experience, it's unbeatable. What I want to know is, where did he come from..?"
Then, both the Kingdom Twelve and the Thirteen Devils are being defeated one by one. Meanwhile, a person begins to doubt about Kingdom's objective as it seems that the leaders are strangely friendly. Furthermore, after the player defeats Timber Slash, the identity of Kingdom Twelve's leader is revealed by her : Hamagaki, the former Emotional King, AKA Kaido President. Apparently, he lost against Kokami just before Zoshigaya beat him.
As both the Absolute Emperor and Miracles Summit were defeated, a new course has been opened : Hokkaido, where only the best drivers are there. By reading the messages, the player can see that the 13 Devils' leader is here : Motoya Iwasaki, AKA Speed King, and some legend drivers are here, such as God Shift Bunta, the High Empress (former Lovers' leader) and someone who drives a black and red Lancer Evolution III but no one can remember his identity.
When the Empress is defeated, the real goal of the Kingdom Twelve is revealed by her as she was recruited by Hamagaki, but declined his offer : "Kingdom Twelve's ostensible goal is to get all the Tokyo racers and all the highway racers under their thumb. Then, once they've conquered the highways, they'll transform into the ultimate rally team and make a new start", meaning that Hamagaki wants to build his own "racing utopia".
As Kaido President and Speed King are defeated, the black and red Lancer Evolution III is revealed to be the long lost Emotional King : Taiju Kokami, who wanted to make a fresh start as Emotional King. After his defeat, a new team shows up after the great battle : Revival Of Sodom, lead by Zaiga Koshigaya, who appears to have known Kokami for a long time as he was his friend. Even though Zoshigaya is one of the best drivers, he lost to them, so everyone asked if the player can do something about them as the new legendary racer.
The game is divided into several modes.
Conquest: This is the game's career mode. You race rivals at night while competing in various events during the day. The story is told through a BBS system, and a lot of the rivals are from Genki's Shutokoubatoru series. Many have different nicknames, as well as cars. Some rivals were cameo characters from various racing manga, such as Initial D (usually the "blind attack", the AE86 Hakone's Trickster), Over Rev (double Tricksters at Hiroshima), and Wangan Midnight (blue Z).
Record Challenge: In this mode, you compete can set your own records in corner artist (drift), or time attack mode.
Record tour simulates a rallying event, by taking existing courses and adding dirt to it randomly. You are then given a score based on how you rank, which progresses to the next stage.
The development of the game was supervised by former touge drivers, professional drifters and racers Manabu Orido, and Nobuteru Taniguichi. A lot of attention was given to making it feel like a touge simulator.
Steering Wheel SupportEdit
Tokyo Xtreme Racer Drift 2 supported the 900-degree force feedback features of the Driving force pro, to create a realistic driving experience. If a Logitech G25, Driving Force GT, or G27, it would read it like a Driving force pro. The faster countersteer of a higher grade wheel often helps with drifting.
Tokyo Xtreme Racer Drift 2 featured the most licensed cars of all of the Tokyo Xtreme Racer games.
-Alfa Romeo 155 Q4 156 GTA CrossWagon -Audi S3 TT RS4 Avant RS6 -Fiat Coupé Abarth 1000 TCR -Opel Speedster -Gamballa TURBO R-GT 320 (hidden in Drift 2 has no body, performance exists) -ASL Garaiya -Daihatsu Midget II R Type Mira TR-XX Mira Avy RS Copen Storia X-4 -Honda Beat City Turbo II Fit Civic SiR II Civic Type R 98 Civic Type R 01 CRX Prelude Si VTEC Prelude Type S Integra Si VTEC Integra Type R(DC2) Integra Type R(DC5) Accord Euro R(CL1) Accord Euro R(CL7) S2000 Type V NSX Type R(NA1) NSX Type R(NA2) -Mazda AZ1 Mazda2 Mazda3 323 MX-5 Miata(NA8C) MX-5 Miata(NB8C)Turbo MX-5 Miata(NB8C)NA Mazda6 RX-7 Savanna Turbo GT (SA22) RX-7 1.3 GT-X (FC3S) RX-7 (FC3S) enfini RX-7 TYPE RS (FD3S) RX-7 TYPE RS (FD3S) RX-8 Type S (SE3P) -Mitsubishi Colt Sport X Mirage Cyborg R Mirage Cyborg ZR Mirage Asti RX FTO GP Version R Galant VR-4(EC5A) Galant VR-4(E39A) Lancer Evo 1 GSR Lancer Evo 2 GSR Lancer Evo 3 GSR Lancer Evo 4 Lancer Evo 5 Lancer Evo 6 Lancer Evo 7 Lancer Evo 8 Lancer Evo 8 MR Eclipse Starion GSR-VR GTO -Nissan March R March G# March 12SR Bluebird SSS-R Pulsar GTI-R Pulsar VZ-R N1 Sunny Truck RZ-1 Gazelle Turbo RS-X 180SX Type II 180SX Type X 180SX Type X (Different Bodykit) Silvia Turbo R-X.G Silvia K's S13 Silvia Club K's S13 Silvia K's S14 Silvia K's CS14 Silvia Spec-R S15 Primera 2.0Te Primera 20V Laurel Club S Laurel 25 Club S(GC34) Laurel 25 Club S(GC35) Cefiro Cruising Skyline Turbo RS-X Skyline GTS Turbo Skyline GTS-R Skyline GTS-t Skyline GT-R Vspec II(BNR32) Skyline GTS25t(ECR33) Skyline GTS25t(ECR33)(Different Bodykit) Skyline GT-R Vspec(BCNR33) Skyline 25GT Turbo(ER34) Skyline GT-R Vspec II(BNR34) Skyline 350GT Skyline 350GT Coupe Stagea 260RS Stagea 350RX 4 Fairlady Z 240Z Fairlady Z 280Z-T Fairlady Z 300XZ Fairlady Z Version S Fairlady Z Version ST -Subaru Vivio RX-R R2 Impreza WRX STi(GC8) Impreza WRX Sti Ver.2(GC8) Impreza WRX STi Ver.3(GC8) Impreza WRX STi Ver.4(GC8) Impreza WRX STi Ver.5(GF-GC8) Impreza WRX STi Ver.6(GF-GC8) Impreza 22B STi Impreza WRX STi(GDB) Impreza STi(V Limited)(GDB) Impreza WRX STi Wagon Ver.6(GF8) Impreza STi Sports Wagon(GH-GGB) Impreza WRX Wagon(TA-GGA) Forester S/tb STi2 Forester STi Legacy Touring Wagon(BF5) Legacy RS(BC5) Legacy Touring Wagon(BG5) Legacy RS(BD5) Legacy Touring Wagon(BH5) Legacy B4 RSK(BE5) Legacy Blitzen(BE5) Legacy S401(BE5) Legacy B4 2.0GT Spec B(BL5) Legacy Touring Wagon(BP5) Alcyone(AX9) Alcyone SVX(CXD) -Suzuki Carry 660 Turbo Alto Works 660 RS/R Alto Works RS-Z VVT Kei Sport R Swift Sport Cappuccino -Toyota IST 1.5S Starlet Turbo S Starlet GT Starlet GT(Face Lift) Starlet Glanza V Vitz RS Levin 1500SR Trueno 1500SR Levin GT-APEX Levin GT-APEX(Different Body Kit) Levin GT-APEX(2-Door) Levin GT-APEX(2-Door)(Different Body Kit) Sprinter Trueno GT-APEX Sprinter Trueno GT-APEX(Different Body Kit) Sprinter Trueno GT-APEX(2-Door) Sprinter Trueno GT-APEX(2-Door)(Different Body Kit) Corolla Levin 1.6 GT-Z Sprinter Trueno 1.6 GT-Z Corolla Levin BZ-R Sprinter Trueno BZ-R Celica GT-Four(ST165) Celica GT-Four(ST185) Celica GT-Four(ST205) Celica SS-II Celica XX 2800GT Caldina GT-Four MR2 G-Super Charger MR2 GT MR-S 1.8 V Edition MR-S VM180 Zagato Altezza RS200 Mark II Tourer V(JZX90) Mark II Tourer V(JZX100) Mark II IR-V(JZX110) Chaser Tourer V(JZX100) Verossa 2.5 VR25 Soarer 3.0GT Limited Supra 2.5GT Supra RZ -Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 -Renault 5 Turbo Clio V6 24V -Volkswagen Golf R32 Nerw Beetle RSi -Special Ridox Supra NOB Silvia Amemiya RX-7 MCR GT-R Fujitsubo Lancer Fujitsubo Impreza Mine's Skyline 5Zigen Integra Genki S2000 HKS Silvia HKS Altezza Blitz Nomura Skyline Project U Yoshioka Levin DRFT Utsumi RX-7 RS-R Hayashida Silvia ORC Izumida Fairlady Z Gunma Mitsubishi Lancer TGM Ralliart Lancer Evolution 9 SP Citroen Xsara Kit Car Peugeot 206 V.2000 Lancer EVO 8 SP Rally Version Starion 4WD Rally Impreza SP Version Fiat Punto Rally Opel Corsa Super 1600 Clio Super 1600 Ignis Super 1600 Mercedes Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evo II Mercedes Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evo I
Tokyo Xtreme Racer featured a variety of courses, that were all based off real touge roads and laser traced.
Hakone, Hiroshima, Haruna, Akagi Ura, Rokko Stage, Omote Rokko, Shiga Kusatsu, Nikko Stage, Zao, Aso, Hokkaido, Hakone Nanamagari, Usuitouge, Myougisan, Yokohama, Happogahra, Kirigamine, Yukinootani, Otarumi
The game was reasonably popular in Japan. In North America, it was given mostly negative reviews from editors. Despite this, it became a cult favorite among many followers. Many find it more fun than any other racing game. Some think it rivals Gran Turismo 5 in realistic handling. Many are still hoping for a sequel.
46 based on 8 critic reviews
8.9 out of 10 based on 16 ratings
-Kaido Touge no Densetsu, included some decals and the Gemballa which was not included in Tokyo Xtreme Racer Drift 2. However, these can be accessed through live memory in the game. It is just that it is locked away from the US and Europe region. Maker-1 and Maker-2 do not exist at all though in the US build.
-This was the only Genki racing project game to support 900-degree steering and realistic force feedback from Logitech wheels.
-Tokyo Xtreme Racer Drift 2 is considered the most popular Genki racing project game among thextremeracers message board.
-Despite being called 2, it is really the 3rd game of the series, since Kaido Chain Reaction was never released in North America.
-A YouTube fan anime series: Mizuki no Densetsu is based mostly off the storyline of this game. It featured thextremeracer's community members, mixed with original characters, and in game rivals. Scenes were filmed directly from gameplay.
-rfactor's course: akagi touge by Project Kaido was based off the Tokyo Xtreme Racer Drift 2 version of the course. The name of the creator also paid tribute to the series with its production name.
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