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|Developer(s)||SCEE internal Development - TEAM io|
|Publisher(s)||Sony Computer Entertainment|
Porsche Challenge is a racing game developed by "SCEE Internal Development - TEAM io" (now SCE London Studio) for the PlayStation in 1997. The player- and computer-controlled cars in the game consist exclusively of Porsche Boxsters. The game was a bestseller in the UK.
Players must choose one of the Porsche Boxsters at the start of each race and race around tracks trying to win. Each car has a different driver and each driver has a different personality. The drivers can comment on how other drivers drive and their relationship with the other drivers can affect this as well. Usually they say how bad the other drivers are and how they are better.
There are three types of races for each track:
The player races in an arcade-type fashion. No changes to the environment.
A long race where "barriers, shortcuts and numerous other features" are changed throughout the race; the player must notice these small changes to ensure their chances of winning races. The changes are made once every lap.
This type of race randomises tracks, physically changing the track all the time. While driving, all of a sudden the track could change, forcing the player to go the long way around.
The game also features time trial and practice modes.
- Gallup UK Playstation sales chart, July 1997, published in Official UK PlayStation Magazine issue 20