The great thing about the Japanese is that they make great video games and consoles. The not-so-great thing about these games and consoles is that lots of them never make it out of their home country.
Lately, however, there has been a huge surge of translations, where companies and developers take Japanese exclusives and translate them for play and enjoyment in the Western world. For people outside of Japan, these games can offer the best of both worlds. While still in a much loved, classic format, these formerly unplayable games feature content that is 100% new to people outside of Japan.
The latest of these translations is a pocket racing game from the Choro Q series, often called Penny Racers or Gadget Racers. Games from the series have also been offered with titles such as Seek and Destroy and Road Trip Adventure. Available only on the PlayStation in Japan, Choro Q 3 now has a downloadable fan translation.
Takara released the original game in 1998. It had two predecessors in the series, making the original game over fifteen years old. Although it is cute and seemingly geared toward children, Choro Q 3 is actually meaty and detailed and filled with humor. It most favorably compares to Gran Turismo.
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Choro Q3 – Oval Circuit Default Car 1st Place
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