GT 64: Championship Edition
|GT 64: Championship Edition|
Also known as: City Tour GrandPrix: Zen Nihon GT Senshuken (JP)
GT 64: Championship Edition is a racing game that featured the complete roster of All-Japan Grand Touring Championship (JGTC), now Super GT, to the whole world (rather than only in Japan) before Gran Turismo 2 did.
Present at 0xAACF0 in the ROM is some development related text
Mainloop %c%c%c%c%c%c --------- ACTION CHECK --------- Position X = %f Position Y = %f Revolution = %f action Number = %x %c%c%c%c%c%c ------------ TCB VIEW ----------- TCB Name = [%s] TCB Address = [%x] TCB Priority = [%x] Player ID = [%d] Mother Task = [%x] TYPE = [%d] ACTION = [%d] Position X = [%g] Position Y = [%g] Position Z = [%g] P:Y:R = [%d]:[%d]:[%d] ************ OBJ DATA *********** Priority = [%04x] F:Pal:A:Prim = [%02x:%02x:%3d:%3d] TCB JOB TIME = [%llu] TASK HEAD TASK TAI %s [%x][%x] CHECK->%d END %s ---- READ OBJ %x-> REVsw = %d Graphic RCP INIT GRAPHICS TASK %d BG SPRITE FIX SPRITE-%d OBJ TASK %d OBJ FLAG = [0x%02x] Link end No link object OP TITLE ConPane Rev Meter Gear Posi Speed Panel Speed Cnt1 Speed Cnt2 Speed Cnt3 Back Ground Demo BackG That's
In Japan, the game is known as City Tour GrandPrix: Zen Nihon GT Senshuken and has a completely different logo on the title screen.
While both versions feature the same menu music, the Japanese version has somewhat different instrumentation compared to the US/EU release.
The North American and European versions have vehicles with liveries for the game's publishers Imagineer and Ocean, with the cars themselves resembling a Porsche 911 and a Lamborghini Diablo, respectively. The Japanese version instead features the liveries and drivers of the JGTC teams that used said vehicles, and replaces the fake engine and chassis names with those of the real cars. It's likely that these two JGTC teams weren't included in the US/EU releases due to potential licensing issues with Porsche and Lamborghini, as it would happen in the latter's case with Gran Turismo 3 a few years later.
The track selection menu got a rather noticeable graphical overhaul between releases, with the US/EU ones going for a simple 2D layout, while the Japanese version featured a rotating 3D layout instead. Also modified was the names of the circuits, with the Japanese and European circuits now taking place in Tokyo and Lake Fuji respectively.
Meanwhile, the third track was entirely replaced for this version, going from racing in an American city's streets (loosely based on the Phoenix street circuit used by Formula One in 1989 to 1991 seasons), to instead doing that in the streets of Kyoto.