About the Product
- Exciting arcade-style racing action with unique cel-shaded graphics
- Use your Wii controller as a fully functional steering wheel with fluid drift-style control, physics and scored runs based on how far you can drift
- 82 real cars from 10 Japanese car makers - Mazda, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Honda, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Mitsuoka, Dahiatsu, ASL and more
- 5 gameplay modes including drift combo and split-screen multiplayer
- Dominate the competition in drift mode by mastering awesome drift combos
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Top Customer Reviews
Graphics are that of what you are used to from an Amusement arcade 4-5 years ago, but let that not fool you the game idea is still brilliant.
The game fun is on the same level as "Excite Truck". The difference is that "Excite Truck" is really more a fun focused car racing game with stunt effects, while GT Pro Series is more like the original arcade racing game type (no stunts).
I was positively surprised to see that the steering wheel that comes with it is actually very sturdy (strong) and usable.
An interesting fact is also that the environment (streets, bridges etc) looks very similar to Japan, so from that point its very real.
What makes this game very playable is the fact that you really have all kind of levels (Beginner to Pro) and many varieties of cars to choose from. A speciality of the game is the little 660cc engine type 1 person mini transporter that you also see still in big towns like Tokyo.
The game does impressively teach you why the starting position is so important and how you loose important time already during the first 30 seconds which you have to fight back inch by inch during the rounds.
The sunlight reflections and shadows are features which make the scenarios more real and add an (un)certain factor to it.
The drifting effect seemed to much at first but once you play it you realize how to use it ;-)
I like the game idea of this game (and Gran Turismo) where you have to win several races to master the next higher level and do a driving license in advance.Read more ›
Sure the graphics are not PS3 crisp and this is a repackage of the game in general rushed for launch but we are enjoying it.
I have seen a number of negative reviews about this game and yes it does have it's issues. Not being able to save anymore than one person's data is a pain (ok maybe I missed something) if you are trying multiplayer.
In spite of it's rushed to market shortcomings the game has kept us entertained. The addition of the racing wheel was a nice touch.
If it were stolen or scratched I would consider buying it again.
The graphics are good and there's an excellent sense of speed. No, they're not "realistic", but it's the Wii. Comparing a Wii game to something on a much more powerful system isn't useful or instructive. The graphics have a cel-shaded look which is appealing. The environments look good. I have no problem becoming immersed in the gameplay, so to me the graphics are just fine.
You get only 10 tracks, plus reverse versions. Not a lot, but they're all excellent, technical courses and are a blast to drive, and they all feel totally different in reverse. The wheel that comes with the game is actually pretty good. It's heavier than the Nintendo wheel and I like the feel of it. Of course it's not the same as an actual racing wheel, but I still like using it.
So, while this game has a facade of racing real cars, what you actually get is a sweet spot somewhere between arcade and simulation, more on the arcade end, for sure. There are no shortcuts, jumps, boosts or powerups. If you're having trouble winning a cup you likely need to choose a different car and then work on your racing line. As others have said the racing is drift-oriented, which is fine. Even if you choose "race" handling, you'll still drift to some degree. But that's what makes the game fun. Drifting perfectly around a hairpin and undercutting several other cars is thrilling and addicting.Read more ›
Unlike the typical Wii racing games, this game is not another Mario Kart clone or some bumper car or police chase game. It is a straight up auto racing game with real cars such as the Nissan Skyline GTR, Toyota Supra, Honda NSX. etc, which begins as a small choice to choose from, but increases as you progress through the game. This also applies to new tuning parts. You do not buy them, but are rewarded to you as you win and progress. There are different race modes, including time-trial, drift race, single race and championship races. You can choose different driver views using the - button on the Wii Remote, including forward views, hood and full screen view(which I prefer as it is most like being in the car and easier to control).
The cell-shaded graphics are okay. My only issue with the game is the controller. The Wii Remote controller with steering wheel may be somewhat fun to use, but it is not easy to control and can be tiring to hold up. The game is playable and takes some practice using the Wii remote wheel, but why couldn't this game been programmed to also use the Wii classic or Pro controllers? It would of been much better.
So, it may not be Forza or Gran Turismo, but at least it's something for the Wii.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If I can recall, I don't remember even going through with this order because I surely don't have this game.Published on February 19, 2014 by Keshia M.
This games is not for everyone. The graphics are not everyone's cup of tea. They're not very good even for a wii game, but they have that cel-shaded, arcade-esque charm I love. Read morePublished on April 19, 2012 by Sark
My son loves it. The wheel is actually very sturdy. I have had it for 7 months and it get played with at least twice a week.Published on July 12, 2011 by Ivette
It is not Mario Kart, nothing is, but it is still a fun, entertianing race game!Published on April 24, 2010 by Goldenoak
This is a neat concept and a pretty good deal to get the steering wheel. This steering wheel is the basic Wii one. It work pretty well. Read morePublished on May 15, 2009 by Trembler
This game has an immediate short coming, the graphics. Certainly not the most advanced but they do a nostalgic appeal and are better then Top Gear for SNES. Read morePublished on December 27, 2008 by D. Mulkey
I bought this game because someone said it was fun for kids. Well, my two-year-old does like it, even though he can't control the cars in the game. Read morePublished on September 8, 2008 by Gadgester
Great price and got a free stearing wheel with the game. Fast service and would recommend to anyone, will shop again.Published on July 27, 2008 by MPL023
This is my favorite non-stunt racing game created for Wii. A very straight-forward racing game. Great controls! Responsive, but not over sensitive. Read morePublished on May 14, 2008 by Stacie C. Buckland