Alan writes "FiringSquad just posted an import review of one-on-one Japanese street racing game, Sega's Initial D: Special Stage for the PlayStation 2, as based on the popular anime/manga series. They seemed to like it, with reservations."
The arcade version of Initial D
is a break-out title in terms of popularity, even with the limited amount of machines that have made it to the U.S., and especially with the magnetic card
which "..allows players to build a totally unique custom tuned car that is personal to them"
. The PS2 version (here's another, more positive review
from NTSC-UK) definitely looks intriguing, but is so far very unannounced outside Japan.