GT Pro Series

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GT Pro Series
GT Pro Series.jpg
PAL boxart
MTO (Japan)
  • NA: November 19, 2006
  • AU: December 7, 2006
  • EU: December 8, 2006
  • JP: January 11, 2007
Mode(s)Single-player, Multiplayer

GT Pro Series is a franchise developed by MTO and published by Ubisoft as a launch title for Wii.[1] It includes over 80 licensed Japanese cars, next-gen physics and many gameplay modes, including Championship, Quick Race, Time Attack, Versus (4 players), Drift, and Replay.[2][3] Graphically, the game uses a cel-shaded style.

Critics have noted that the graphics are generally underwhelming, according to IGN. This is because the visuals are largely ported from the older GameCube game GT Cube with minor updates. GT Cube was released in Japan in 2003 for the Nintendo GameCube.


GT Pro Series features eighty Japanese cars from various companies, including Honda, Subaru, Toyota, and Nissan.[4] The tracks are in the same vein as those found in the Gran Turismo series of games, but are of a less overall graphical quality.[5]

The game features cel-shaded cars driving in more realistic settings.

Wii Steering Wheel[edit]

As with Monster 4x4: World Circuit, a steering wheel shell for the Wii Remote is bundled with the game. The peripheral steering wheel is created by Thrustmaster. Other games, such as Mario Kart Wii, which are controlled by turning (but not tilting) the Wii Remote can be used with this peripheral as well.[3]


GT Pro Series was first purchased by Ubisoft on August 3, 2006.[6] By September, GameSpot was able to get a glimpse of the game through a small video demo, reporting that though the cars looked cartoonish, they still had a certain realistic flair to them.[7] A few weeks later, GameSpot looked at the game again, and walked away "impressed with the controls."[8] IGN also looked in-depth at the game, commenting on the high quality of the control schemes.[9] Both sites later gave poor marks to the game in their reviews of the final product.[4][10]


Aggregate score
Review scores
GamePro1.5/5 stars[13]
GameSpy2/5 stars[14]
Nintendo Power5/10[16]
Nintendo World Report3/10[17]

GT Pro Series received "generally unfavorable reviews" according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[11] In Japan, Famitsu gave it a score of one six, two sevens and one five, for a total of 25 out of 40.[12]

GameSpot criticized the game's graphics and audio, writing, "The visual presentation in GT Pro Series looks like something from the Nintendo 64 era, and the sound isn't any better."[4] IGN complimented the gameplay, stating, "GT Pro Series feels like a quick cash-out title, and Wii players deserve better."[10] Eurogamer pointed out how the game shows serious problems for any future serious racers on the Wii, while commenting that the game itself was "absolutely, unequivocally, shockingly awful."[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ubisoft Expands Support for Nintendo's Wii with Seven Titles Available at Launch". Ubisoft. August 3, 2006. Archived from the original on March 11, 2007. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  2. ^ Casamassina, Matt (August 3, 2006). "Ubisoft on Wii Launch Games". IGN. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Casamassina, Matt (September 8, 2006). "Interview: GT Pro Series". IGN. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d Mueller, Greg (November 18, 2006). "GT Pro Series Review". GameSpot. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  5. ^ a b c Welsh, Oli (December 21, 2006). "GT Pro Series". Eurogamer. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  6. ^ "Ubisoft Takes a Ride on the Wii Side with GT Pro Series". Ubisoft. August 3, 2006. Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  7. ^ Ekberg, Brian (September 14, 2006). "GT Pro Series Impressions". GameSpot. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  8. ^ Ekberg, Brian (October 9, 2006). "GT Pro Series Hands-On". GameSpot. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  9. ^ Bozon, Mark (October 17, 2006). "Hands-on with GT Pro Series". IGN. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  10. ^ a b c Bozon, Mark (November 28, 2006). "GT Pro Series Review". IGN. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  11. ^ a b "GT Pro Series for Wii Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  12. ^ a b "The list of all Wii games reviewed in Famitsu". NeoGAF. October 25, 2007. Retrieved April 25, 2016.
  13. ^ Flasherman (December 28, 2006). "Review: GT Pro Series". GamePro. Archived from the original on January 4, 2007. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  14. ^ Chapman, David (November 27, 2006). "GameSpy: GT Pro Series". GameSpy. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  15. ^ Bedigian, Louis (December 17, 2006). "GT Pro Series - WII - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 6, 2008. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  16. ^ "GT Pro Series". Nintendo Power. 211: 106. January 2007.
  17. ^ Rodriguez, Steven (December 11, 2006). "GT Pro Series". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  18. ^ "GT Pro Series review". Official Nintendo Magazine: 84. February 2007.

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