|C3 Racing / Max Power Racing|
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C3 Racing is a racing game released in 1998 by Infogrames for the PlayStation. The game allows you to race in 11 locations around the world in a variety of sports cars. In each country there are three tracks to race on. The term C3 Racing stands for three C's; Car Constructors Championship. The game was released in the UK as Max Power Racing as a tie-in to the Max Power magazine. In North America, the game was released as TNN Motorsports Hardcore TR, which featured different cars, but with the similar tracks (but relocated to locations within the United States) and menus.
In this mode the player races on all 31 tracks in the game, unlocking new and more powerful cars with every two victories. In the beginning of the game the player races in either Africa or Peru in either a Nissan Micra or a Renault Clio. These are separate tangents that unlock separate countries to each other.
If the player finishes first on all three tracks in Africa then they will unlock the Chinese tracks, and they finish first on those tracks then they will unlock the Indonesia tracks. From here, the USA tracks are unlocked followed by the Brazilian tracks. After unlocking the Brazilian tracks no more tracks can be unlocked in this tangent.
As for the Peru tangent, finishing 1st unlocks the Rome tracks, followed by Norway, Monaco and the United Kingdom. After unlocking all available GTI cars during the course of the Arcade Mode the choice of cars will change to High Performance Class, starting as with the GTI Class with two cars to choose from.
If you have finished all the 31 tracks, you will be able to race on all the tracks reversed.
In this mode the player races in four Championship classes, with pre-determined circuits for racing on. Points are awarded in the order 10, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1 for finishing in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th respectively.
The championship classes are:
GTI Class Amateur Class
There are five races in this mode, generally in Africa, Peru and Italy. Beating this mode (i.e. coming first in the Championship) unlocks the GTI Pro Class.
GTI Class Pro Class
There are ten races in this mode, generally incorporating China, USA, Brazil and Indonesia. Beating this mode unlocks the High Performance Amateur Class.
High Performance Amateur Class
There are five races in this mode, coming from Monaco, Norway and Britain. Beating this mode unlocks the High Performance Pro Class.
High Performance Pro Class
There are ten races in this mode, generally incorporating the remaining circuits of the Arcade Mode. Beating this mode concludes the Championship Mode.
If a certain number of points are gained in any class then a certain number of cars will be unlocked for use in that Class Championship (e.g. by gaining 12 points 4 cars will be unlocked for use in the GTI Class Amateur Class).
Confusingly, the mode that allows multiplayer action for two players was named 'Player Mode', possibly a mistake from the developers.
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- Mitsubishi GTO
- Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
- Nissan 300ZX
- Nissan Almera
- Nissan Micra
- Nissan Skyline
- 25 GTX Turbo
- Peugeot 206
- Peugeot 306
- Peugeot 406
- Renault Clio
- Renault Megane
- 1.6 Coupe
- Škoda Octavia
- Toyota Celica
- Toyota Corolla
- Toyota MR2
- Toyota Supra
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