Motor Toon Grand Prix 2

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Motor Toon Grand Prix 2
MTGP2 front.jpg
Motor Toon Grand Prix 2 PAL Cover
Developer(s) Polys Entertainment
Publisher(s) Sony Computer Entertainment
Designer(s) Kazunori Yamauchi
Platform(s) PlayStation
Release PlayStation
  • JP: May 24, 1996
  • NA: June 10, 1996
  • PAL: November 1996
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Motor Toon Grand Prix 2 is a racing video game released in 1996. It was developed by a development group within SCE that later formed Polyphony Digital. It was released in the US as Motor Toon Grand Prix, since its predecessor never left Japan, although the European version kept the Japanese title for unknown reasons. In 2002, the game was re-released in Europe in a Twin Pack with Gran Turismo, Kazunori Yamauchi's following game. In 2010, the game was re-released on PlayStation Network.

The game is compatible with Namco's neGcon analogue controller.[1]

Characters[edit]

  • Captain Rock (Pilot)
  • Bolbox (Robot)
  • Penguin Bros. (Mafia Penguins)
  • Princess Jean (Spoiled Princess)
  • Raptor & Raptor (Extra-Terrestrials)
  • Ching Tong Chang (Chinese race car driver)
  • Vanity (Motor-bike driver)
  • Billy the tough (Train Driver)

Raptor & Raptor drive faster in reverse, and the left/right controls are not reversed whilst doing so.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
EGM 8.25/10[2]
GameSpot 7.9/10[3]
Next Generation 4/5 stars[4]

Motor Grand Prix 2 received positive reviews, with critics generally praising the comedic power-ups[2][3][4] and eye-catching graphics,[2][3][4][5] and commenting that underneath the game's cartoonish exterior are genuinely solid racing gameplay and controls.[2][3][4][5] Doctor Devon of GamePro criticized that selecting power-ups from the spinning menu can be awkward, but summarized that, "It's slick, fast, and, yes, goofy fun for real race fans."[5] Hugh Sterbakov wrote in GameSpot that while the lack of a split screen multiplayer is a problem, the game overall "delivers for kids and kids-at-heart alike."[3] Todd Mowatt of Electronic Gaming Monthly called it "an excellent racing game that any fan of this genre, young or old, can enjoy."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Motor Toon Grand Prix 2" cover scans at maxcaratulas.net
  2. ^ a b c d e "Team EGM Box Scores: Motor Toon Grand Prix". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 90. Ziff Davis. January 1997. p. 223. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Sterbakov, Hugh (December 12, 1996). "Motor Toon Grand Prix Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 11 December 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Motor Toon Grand Prix". Next Generation. No. 26. Imagine Media. February 1997. p. 122. 
  5. ^ a b c "ProReview: Motor Toon Grand Prix 2". GamePro. No. 98. IDG. November 1996. p. 115. 

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