16, 2000 (Japan)
31, 2000 (USA)
> Sega GT ~Homologation
Special~ is the latest marquee title for Dreamcast which Sega will market
to showcase their dominance in quality software. Until recently,
Sega GT has been a closely guarded secret, but the hype is building fast
as the February date with your Uberconsole approaches quickly. For
your information, Sega GT is be a driving simulation, the "GT" in its title
stands for "Grand Touring", and "Homologation" is a term used when you
obtain a license for touring cars. Sega GT is the result of two years
of planning from project leaders Takeshi Nimura (worked on NiGHTS and other
Saturn games), and Hideshi Tatsuno (worked on Giant Gram and others).
> The tracks
in Sega GT are fictional, yet quite realistic. Some of the included
courses are Night Section-A (similar to Tokyo
Xtreme Racer), Sky Peak Hill, Solid Circuit, and Sprint Zone.
Since the design team is quite adamant about its “perfect physics”, realistic
surface modeling will be included for tarmac, dirt, and gravel roads.
mode is the main focus of this racing simulation. Your first goal
is to obtain a license in one of four classes (E, B, A, and SA) by taking
a driver's test for one of eight car manufacturers. Once that's obtained,
you can purchase your own car and enter different races. While racing,
you can earn prize money for finishing with impressive results, such as
best lap time. The money is used to buy a variety of parts which
allows you to fine tune and customize your car. Also available are
Single Race, Dual Race (2 player) and Time Attack modes. To top it
off, there's a replay booth and an internet mode (for downloading ghost
cars and accessing a special Sega GT site).
> Sega is working
with at least ten auto manufacturers to secure about 200 different licensed
cars for the game. Some familiar names included are McLaren, Toyota,
Honda, Mazda, Daihatsu, and others. Expect to race with the AE86
Silvia, McLaren F1 GTR, Celica, RX-7, Suzuki Cappuccino, and a host of
> If all this
information isn't enough to get you interested in this sure-fire Sega classic,
then nothing will suffice. Importing it should be straight forward
as are most racers. Sega of America is sure to pick this one up and
have it in the USA before any competition arrives...