Enthusia Professional Racing
|Enthusia Professional Racing|
Enthusia Professional Racing was Konami's first attempt at a simulation racing game, with a diverse car selection, good driving physics, rather frustrating difficulty and car sounds that would make Gran Turismo 4 blush. Unfortunately, its lack of promotion, its release period and poor sales meant that this game would be Konami's last attempt at a simulation racing game.
Because this game's data archive is all over the place with its data, it won't be too easy to sift through everything, but...
Two relatively random screenshots lie around in the files, both of which seem to be a relatively old build of the game. Bizarrely enough, both have completely different fonts for the timer text and the current lap timer differs by one one-thousandth of a second, but are completely identical otherwise.
Unused Copyright Text
The copyright text on the start menu has extra text not used. The "& Konami Computer Entertainment Studios" portion of the texture goes unused, and more interestingly, there's a version left over with a copyright date of 2004!
As with the series it attempted to compete, in the US version of the game, the Esso decals in the Toyota GT-One and Esso Ultraflo Supra were replaced with Exxon ones; as such, the Supra was also renamed to Exxon Superflo Supra to reflect the modified branding.