1st reviewer: This also has a strong demonstration-like tint, but the dynamic driving sensation using the edge of the road width would not be obtainable with any games in the past. It’s great that you’re able to actually experience racing techniques such as out-in-out and more. If you play this game, other 3D games’ shadow will become thinner(*). 10
2nd reviewer: This sensation of speed is not in any racing games until now. It feels like it plainly shows the might of the Super Famicom. Each car has different performance so you will feel quite the change, but it cannot wipe off the overall monotonous impression. This game is after all the type of just competing for time. 8
3rd reviewer: When speaking of 3D car racing, many of them have very high difficulty. But Mariko (**) is able to keep up enough even with the sensation of speed in this game. The handle feels good even when launching with much speed. I also give full points to the intensity of the approaching background, and the sense of presence is also plentiful. I’m deeply impressed! 9
4th reviewer: Those of you who play games too much and are half becoming gaming gramps must play this game no matter what. You’re guaranteed will be immersing yourself throughout the New Year holidays to fight against yourself in shortening the time. Racing game guys must play this to the death. This is a splendid work which opens up a new frontier for racing games with its new screen processing system among others. 10
Total score: 37/40
*TN: The last sentence can mean either ‘no longer stand out’ or ‘become insignificant’
**TN: the 3rd reviewer herself
Review originally appeared in Weekly Famitsu magazine, and is translated by BlackKite. This translation is © Copyright Japanese Nintendo. Please link to the Japanese Nintendo website (https://japanesenintendo.com/) at the top of the review if posting elsewhere.