R-Tuned: Ultimate Street Racing Arcade Machine is a street racing game from Sega, developed by AM2. The game runs on the Sega Lindbergh system and supports up to four players via linked play. The courses available are all modeled on real life cities, with players able to race on the streets of Hong Kong, New York, Shibuya and Shinjuku. Each course has 4 different tracks which are ranked from A to D and vary in difficulty.
While driving you are treated to an more interactive experience as drivers actually appear on the screen to issue challenge and talk smack about your driving skills. Also, the game comes complete with many customization options right down to the select the colour for your tail lights.
There is a nitro button on the steering wheel which gives your car a huge boost of nitrous allowing you to accelerate at top speeds past your rivals. The game also places a big focus on drifting, with players drifting around corners and scoring as many points as possible.
There are 2 modes of the game:
- Battle mode : players try to get highest points during the race.
- Time attack : players try to finish the course with the fastest time.
There are total 20 cars. The cars can be tuned up to higher levels for better performance. Also, comic graphic stickers and neon tubes can be added to the cars.
- Supra RZ (JZA80)
- Celica SS-II (ZZT231)
- Celica GT-Four (ST205)
- Skyline GT-R V-Spec II (BNR34)
- Skyline GT-R V-Spec II (BNR32)
- Fairlady Z Version S (Z33)
- Fairlady Z 300ZX (Z32)
- S2000 2.0 (AP1)
- NSX Type-R (NA1)
- Integra Type-R (DC2)
- RX-7 Type-R (FD3S)
- Savanna RX-7 ∞ III (FC3S)
- RX-8 Type-S (SE3P)
- Mitsubishi Motors
- Lancer Evolution IX GSR (CT9A)
- Eclipse 2.0 (D32A)
- Impreza WRX Type-R STi Version V (GC8)
- Legacy B4 2.0GT spec.B (BL5)
- Corvette Coupe C6 (2005)
IC cards are supported which allow players to save their game data, with players able to buy and customize their ride. Players win money at the end of races which they can spend in the car shop.