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Tokyo Xtreme Racer 2

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Tokyo Xtreme Racer 2

Also known as: Shutokou Battle 2 (JP), Tokyo Highway Challenge 2 (EU)
Developer: Genki
Publishers: Genki (JP), Crave Entertainment (US), Ubi Soft (EU)
Platform: Dreamcast
Released in JP: June 22, 2000
Released in US: September 1, 2000
Released in EU: December 2, 2000


CharacterIcon.png This game has unused playable characters.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


Hmmm...
To do:
Document regional changes, such as the plate number system, as well as other unused/traffic cars (documented here).

Tokyo Xtreme Racer 2 is the first in the Shutokou Battle series that allowed true free-roaming of the complete Tokyo's legendary Shuto Expressway (the previous Dreamcast game only allowed racing in C1 route).

Unused Cars

Complete

TYPE-TR, representing the Ferrari Testarossa, is normally inaccessible, but is stored under car ID 5E and has a fully modeled body (unlike the other cars, see below) as well as coded performance and upgrades, except for a lack of aero/body kits other than wheels. Given the existence of two Wangan Midnight based opponents (ZERO, based on Blackbird and the final boss, based on the Devil Z), the car may have intended to represent Yoshiaki Ishida, which uses that car in the manga and anime adaptations. As always, the car also has a description text.

This is a high-class coupe with aggressive styling and a horizontally-opposed 12-cylinder engine. It offers a considerable front to rear tread ratio, and when viewed from above, it reveals its triangular body shape. The intense power and torque of this car produces incredible acceleration and maximum speed. Better yet, it is not all that expensive. Unfortunately, it behaves quite severely when pushed over its limits and you will have difficulty regaining control once you lose it.

In the demo version of Shutokou Battle 2, the car has a complete set of body customization parts.

Incomplete

Joining the Testarossa are some domestic cars that did not make the cut in this game, although some of them would make an appearance in future Genki street racing games. Unlike the Ferrari, none of them have a modeled body; a floating TYPE-Z16AM (late model Mitsubishi GTO Twin Turbo MR) body are used for all of them; curiously, the placeholder model has the car's real-life branding on them.

For ease of editing, the TYPE- prefix has been omitted.

Car Corresponds To Description Text (US)
CBAEP 1993 Mazda Lantis Coupe 2000 Type R Despite its FF (front engine, front drive) 5-door hatchback design, this sports sedan has an extremely short rear overhang that optimizes handling. However, there is no way to avoid its front-heavy design that results from its V6 engine. When tuning, you will have to decrease frontal weight as much as possible by replacing the hood with a lighter one and installing other lightweight parts.
GZ20TT 1986-1991 Toyota Soarer GT-Twin Turbo Originally a luxury coupe, this model became a favorite among road racers thanks to its powerful over-200 hp twin-turbo engine and manual transmission. Although it has lower chassis rigidity than today's cars, it is still capable of racing if you reinforce it. This is a great car to work on thanks to its sturdy body and engine.
S141V 1991-1997 Toyota Aristo 3.0V This model was the predecessor of the JZS161. This is another car born from the economic excesses of Japan's bubble era. Its exquisitely designed body strikes a delicate balance between elegance and brashness. Although not very popular when first released, it was later a big hit in the used car market thanks to its engine that produces an amazing maximum torque of 318ft-lbs. The car's 16" tires are a bit small for its power so you should upgrade them and also consider lightening its 1.7 ton weight.
MC21S 1998 Suzuki Wagon R RR (2WD) This originator of "tall-boy styling" is currently one of the best-selling cars in the light class. There is even a model fitted with a turbo engine for racing. Since it is not all that light and has a high center of gravity, you will need to lighten it and install height adjusters to lower the body even a bit. It is also under-powered for its weight, so you will have to raise engine power as much as possible.
MC21S4 1998 Suzuki Wagon R RR (4WD) This originator of "tall-boy styling" is currently one of the best-selling cars in the light class. This is the 4-wheel drive version of the racing model. Since it is not all that light and has a high center of gravity, you will need to lighten it and install height adjusters to lower the body even a bit. It is also underpowered for its weight, so you will have to raise engine power as much as possible. Since it only accommodates tires and brakes up to 13", you must use the best kind available.
LC902S 1999 Daihatsu Move SR-XX The original design of this "tall-boy" style vehicle is said to have come from a famous overseas designer. This is a custom 2-wheel drive model. Since it is not all that light and has a high center of gravity, you will need to lighten it and install height adjusters to lower the body even a bit. It is also underpowered for its weight, so you will have to raise engine power as much as possible. Since it only accommodates tires and brakes up to 14", you should use the best kind available.
LC901S 1999 Daihatsu Move Aerodown Custom The original design of this "tall-boy" style vehicle is said to have come from a famous overseas designer. This is a custom 4-wheel drive model. Its powerful turbo engine delivers speedy acceleration for its somewhat heavy body. Since it is not all that light and has a high center of gravity, you will need to lighten it and install height adjusters to lower the body. It is also under-powered for its weight, so you will have to raise engine power as much as possible.
RNN14 1990 Nissan Pulsar GTi-R This car was really designed for winning rally races, but it never lived up to its goal and because of that it faded away. It packs a high-powered 230hp engine in a lightweight, compact body. And its advanced 4-wheel drive produces powerful traction that makes it the perfect racing machine for Tokyo's expressways. The competitive potential of this car should not be taken lightly.

Only one car on the list, the TYPE-CBAEP, would be added to Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero, essentially a port/retelling of this game.

Regional Differences

Cars

The international releases of the game adds the following cars:

  • TYPE-EKC (1996 Honda Civic Coupe, USDM)
  • TYPE-EASU (1997 Honda Accord Sedan, USDM)
  • TYPE-EACU0 (1997 Honda Accord Coupe, USDM)
  • TYPE-D32AGS (1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS)
  • TYPE-ECGT (1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT)
  • TYPE-BB6 (1996 Honda Prelude Type S)