Initial D 5 is the fifth game in the Initial D arcade racing game series. Initial D is based around the Initial D Manga series, bring the black-and-white colour strip to life. Initial D 5 keeps the overall gameplay from previous versions but also includes some new, fresh updates.
Initial D 5 follows the overall set up of previous versions, with players racing againsts opponents in various mountain passes featured in the manga. Using the optional magnetic card system, players can save a customized car and their progress for future sessions and can continue progress with their cards on another Initial D cabinet of the same version.
However, initial D 5 also contains some notable new inclusions, such as heavy physics changes and changes to the car line up with the addition of Toyota Supra (JZA80) and the re-addition of the Toyota MR-S, Roadster RS (NB8C), and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII.
Other changes include a new Nagao mountain and the introduction of new characters from the manga "Initial D: Fifth Stage."