Motor Toon Grand Prix

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Motor Toon Grand Prix
MTGP front.jpg
Box art
Developer(s) SCEI
Publisher(s) Sony Computer Entertainment
Designer(s) Kazunori Yamauchi
Artist(s) Susumu Matsushita
Platform(s) PlayStation
Release date(s)
  • JP December 16, 1994[1]
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Distribution 1 CD-ROM

Motor Toon Grand Prix (モータートゥーン・グランプリ?) is a racing video game developed and published by Sony Computer Entertainment of Japan (SCEJ). It was released for the PlayStation in Japan on December 16, 1994.[1] The game is commonly confused with Motor Toon Grand Prix 2 which was released under the title Motor Toon Grand Prix in North America since the first game never left Japan.[2]

Development[edit]

Motor Toon Grand Prix was developed in-house at SCEJ and began production under the title "Poly Poly Circuit GP".[3] The project was directed by Kazunori Yamauchi, who stated that it was the team's goal to create realistic driving simulation without distracting from the game's enjoyment. "Basically we're not trying to fake reality – I'd rather create the sensation of handling a remote control car but with the kind of dynamics that you'd expect from a real car," Yamauchi stated. "The cars' suspensions actually work – we've attempted to simulate the dynamic forces as they go around corners."[3] Yamauchi's development group within SCEJ later formed Polyphony Digital, the company behind the realistic racing series Gran Turismo.[4] The character designs in Motor Toon Grand Prix were done by Japanese artist Susumu Matsushita.[3]

Reception[edit]

On release, Famicom Tsūshin scored the game a 27 out of 40.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sony staff. "モータートゥーン・グランプリ" [Motor Toon Grand Prix] (in Japanese). Sony Computer Entertainment. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ Sterbakov, Hugh (December 12, 1996). "Motor Toon Grand Prix". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Next Generation staff (January 1995). "ng alphas: Motor Toon Grand Prix". Next Generation (Imagine Media) (1): pp. 64–5. ISSN 1078-9693. 
  4. ^ Rodriguez, Tyrone (March 16, 2004). "GT Histriology". IGN. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  5. ^ PLAYSTATION CROSS REVIEW: モーターTOONグランプリ. Weekly Famicom Tsūshin. No.333. Pg.24. 5 May 1995.