F355 Challenge

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  • Sega Dreamcast
    NTSC-U/PAL
  • Sega Dreamcast
    NTSC-J
  • NAOMI
  • Sony PlayStation 2
    NTSC-U/PAL
  • Sony PlayStation 2
    NTSC-J

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F355 Challenge
System(s): Sega NAOMI Multiboard, Sega Dreamcast, PlayStation 2
Publisher:
Arcade (NAOMI)
Sega
Sega Dreamcast
Sega (Japan)
Sega Dreamcast
Acclaim Entertainment (US, Europe)
Sony PlayStation 2
Sega (US, Japan)
Sony PlayStation 2
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (Europe)
Developer:
Licensor: Ferrari Idea
Peripherals supported:
Arcade (NAOMI)
Visual Memory Unit,
Sega Dreamcast
Jump Pack, Dreamcast Modem, Race Controller, Visual Memory Unit, Dreamcast VGA Box, Dreamcast Taisen Cable
Genre: Racing Simulator (レーシングシミュレーター)[2][3], Racing[4]

















Number of players: 1-2
Official in-game languages:
Sega Dreamcast
  • 日本語
  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Español
  • Italiano
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Arcade (NAOMI multiboard)
    JP
    ¥? ?
    Arcade (NAOMI multiboard)
    US
    $? ?




















    Sega Dreamcast
    JP
    ¥5,800 (6,090)5,800e[3] HDR-0100
    Sega Rating: All Ages
    Sega Dreamcast
    US
    $44.9944.99[7] T-8119N
    ESRB: Everyone
    Sega Dreamcast
    DE
    T-8118D-18
    USK: 0
    Sega Dreamcast
    ES
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Dreamcast
    FR
    T-8118D-59
    SELL: Tous Publics
    Sega Dreamcast
    UK
    £39.9939.99[10][11] T-8118D-05
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Dreamcast
    IT
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Dreamcast
    FR/NL
    T-8118D-59
    SELL: Tous Publics
    Sega Dreamcast
    AU
    Sony PlayStation 2
    JP
    ¥6,800 (7,140)6,800 (7,140)[15] SLPM-65178
    Sony PlayStation 2
    US
    SLUS-20558
    ESRB: Everyone
    Sony PlayStation 2
    EU
    (Promo)
    SCES-50956
    Sony PlayStation 2
    EU
    (NL/DE/IT/FR)
    SCES-50956
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sony PlayStation 2
    DE
    SCES-50956
    USK: 0
    Sony PlayStation 2
    ES
    SCES-50956
    aDeSe: Todos los Publicos
    Sony PlayStation 2
    FR
    SCES-50956
    SELL: Tous Publics
    Sony PlayStation 2
    UK
    SCES-50956
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sony PlayStation 2
    IT
    SCES-50956
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sony PlayStation 2
    AU
    SCES-50956
    OFLC: G

    F355 Challenge (F355 チャレンジ), also known as F355 Challenge: Passione Rossa, is an arcade racing game developed by Sega AM2 for Sega NAOMI Multiboard hardware. It is the brainchild of AM2 head and Ferrari enthusiast Yu Suzuki, and was originally released in 1999.

    Like previous Sega AM2 racing games, F355 Challenge is based on a real event endorsed and run by supercar manufacturer, Ferrari - the "Ferrari Challenge". Here, Ferrari owners come together and race across various race tracks across North America. At the time, they were likely running an "F355 Challenge" for the Ferrari F355 as the car was still current, however this changes year-on-year (at the time of writing for example, they are running F430 and 458 challenges, though the basic goals are the same).

    The game's subtitle "Passione Rossa" is Italian for "Red Passion", and takes its name from the official Ferrari owners club of the same name.

    Gameplay

    As the name suggests, the game has you race in a Ferrari F355 against other cars around a series of tracks. No other cars feature within the game though there are a number of options allowing you to modify your car to your liking. The player races through a dozen tracks based on real locations aiming to finish first. Up to two players are supported on-screen at once.

    The arcade F355 Challenge is also notable for its deluxe configuration, which adds an extra two screens on either side of the "main" monitor. This allows players to look left or right and see more of the playfield. It is impossible in F355 Challenge to change the view - games are always played as if the player was sitting in the driver's seat.

    Tracks

    * exclusive to home versions.

    History

    Development

    F355 Challenge was conceived by Yu Suzuki, who had been working for over ten years trying to deliver a true driving experience to video game consumers. The game can be seen as a spiritual sequel to the 1986 release of OutRun, however was designed with a completely different style of gameplay in mind. Whereas OutRun (and many other Sega arcade racers) aim for a unrealistic and fast-paced arcade experience, F355 Challenge aims to be as realistic as possible, giving the user the experience of driving a Ferrari without actually owning one.

    It is rumoured that Yu Suzuki's personal Ferrari F355 was used as a basis for many of the features included in this game.

    The game features a hard rock soundtrack by Japanese singers Genki Hitomi and Minoru Niihara.

    Legacy

    The arcade version was followed by F355 Challenge 2: International Course Edition in 2001. F355 Challenge 2 is largely the same game but gives arcade users the five console-only tracks from F355 Challenge

    Versions

    Less than a year after its arcade debut, F355 Challenge was ported to the Sega Dreamcast, in the west sporting a subtitle, F355 Challenge: Passione Rossa. Acclaim distributed the game in North America and Europe instead of Sega itself. Following the demise of the Dreamcast, it was also brought to the PlayStation 2, this time as Ferrari F355 Challenge. The home ports feature a number of options not seen in the arcade original, most notably five unlockable tracks.

    While the use of NAOMI hardware makes the Dreamcast port almost identical to the arcade game, the PlayStation 2 version makes several noticeable cutbacks, rendering in a lower screen resolution and sporting a simpler lighting model.

    Production credits

    Arcade version

    ©Sega Enterprises, Ltd. 1999
    Source:
    In-game credits[16]

    Dreamcast version

    Original Game ©Sega Enterprises, Ltd. 1999
    ©Sega Enterprises, Ltd./CRI 2000
    • Developed By: AM2 of CRI

    PlayStation 2 version

    AM2/SEGA Unit:
    TOSE Unit:
    • Director: Hiroyoshi Inoue
    • Assistant Director and Game Designer: Teruyuki Okumura
    • Assistant Director: Gouki Kitamura
    • Main Programmer: Takashi Higashijima
    • Programmers: Kiyotaka Omura, Hisashi Sugimoto, Ryuzo Konda, Ken Morimoto
    • Main Designer: Noboru Shirahase
    • Designers: Ryuki Shimatani, Koukichi Yamamoto, Tetsuo Nishikawa, Yusuke Yamazaki, Keiju Go, Kouji Nakajima
    • Sound: Takeshi Sato
    • Producer: Yu Suzuki
    • General Producer: Hisashi Suzuki
    • The Developers wish to Thank the Following: City of Long Beach, Grand Prix Association of Long Beach Inc., Autodromo Nazionale Monza S.I.S.A., SpA, Twinring Motegi, Sportsland Sugo, Suzuka Circutland, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Laguna Seca Raceway (Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula, Nürburgring GmbH, Sepang International Circuit SDN BHD and Ferrari
    In Cooperation with TOSE Co. Ltd
    Original Game ©Sega Corporation
    ©Sega-AM2 Co.,Ltd/Sega Corporation, 2000, 2002
    Source:
    In-game credits (JP)
    F355Challenge PS2 JP SSCredits.pdf
    [17]
    Source:
    Uncredited


    Digital manuals

    Magazine articles

    Main article: F355 Challenge/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    F355Challenge NAOMI JP Flyer 1.pdf

    PDF
    NAOMI JP flyer (1)

    F355Challenge NAOMI JP Flyer 2.pdf

    PDF
    NAOMI JP flyer (2)

    F355Challenge NAOMI US Flyer.pdf

    PDF
    NAOMI US flyer

    F355Challenge NAOMI UK Flyer.pdf

    PDF
    NAOMI UK flyer
    Logo-pdf.svg
    Dreamcast print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #137: "December 2000" (2000-10-30)
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    Dreamcast print advert in Dreamcast Magazine (JP) #2000-27: "2000-27 (2000-08-18)" (2000-08-04)
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    Dreamcast print advert in Official Dreamcast Magazine (UK) #12: "October 2000" (2000-09-07)
    also published in:
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    Dreamcast print advert in Dreamcast: Le Magazine Officiel (FR) #6: "Septembre/Octobre 2000" (2000-0x-xx)
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    Dreamcast print advert in Dreamcast: Le Magazine Officiel (FR) #7: "Décembre 2000/Janvier 2001" (2000-1x-xx)
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    Print advert in Neo Plus (PL) #30: "Marzec 2001" (2001-xx-xx)
    also published in:

    Artwork

    Photo gallery

    Physical scans

    NAOMI version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Arcade (UK)
    100
    [25]
    Consoles News (FR)
    90
    [26]
    Arcade (NAOMI)
    95
    Based on
    2 reviews

    F355 Challenge

    NAOMI, World(?)
    F355Challenge NAOMI US WiringDiagram Twin.pdf
    Wiring diagram

    Dreamcast version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    576 Konzol (HU)
    93
    [27]
    Arcade (UK) NTSC-J
    75
    [28]
    Bonus (SCG) PAL
    84
    [29]
    Click! (PL)
    60
    [30]
    Consoles + (FR) NTSC-J
    88
    [31]
    Computer & Video Games (UK)
    50
    [10]
    Dreamcast Monthly (UK) NTSC-J
    100
    [32]
    Dreamcast Monthly (UK) PAL
    100
    [33]
    Dreamcast Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    83
    [34]
    Dreamcast Magazine (UK) PAL
    91
    [35]
    Dorimaga (JP) NTSC-J
    90
    [36]
    Edge (UK) NTSC-J
    70
    [37]
    Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
    70
    [38]
    Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast (RU)
    80
    [39]
    Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
    73
    [40]
    GameFan (US) NTSC-U
    80
    [41]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    85
    [42]
    Gamers' Republic (US) NTSC-U
    100
    [43]
    Hyper (AU) PAL
    89
    [44]
    MAN!AC (DE) NTSC-J
    89
    [45]
    MAN!AC (DE) PAL
    89
    [46]
    Mega Fun (DE) NTSC-J
    88
    [47]
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    88
    [48]
    Neo Plus (PL)
    90
    [49]
    Next Generation (US) NTSC-U
    75
    [50]
    Official Dreamcast Magazine (UK) PAL
    80
    [51]
    Official Dreamcast Magazine (US) NTSC-U
    70
    [52]
    PSX Extreme (PL)
    83
    [53]
    Sega Magazin (DE) NTSC-J
    90
    [54]
    Strana Igr (RU)
    90
    [55]
    Strana Igr (RU)
    88
    [56]
    Video Gamer (UK)
    70
    [57]
    Video Games (DE) NTSC-J
    70
    [58]
    Video Games (DE) PAL
    78
    [59]
    Sega Dreamcast
    82
    Based on
    34 reviews

    F355 Challenge

    Dreamcast, JP
    F355Challenge DC JP Box Back.jpgF355Challenge DC JP Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    F355Challenge DC JP Disc.jpg
    Disc
    F355Challenge DC JP Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Dreamcast, US
    F355Challenge DC US Box Back.jpgF355Challenge DC US Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    F355Challenge DC US Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Ferrarrif355 dc us manual.pdf
    Manual
    Ferrarrif355 dc us inlay.jpg
    Inlay
    Dreamcast, UK
    F355Challenge DC EU backcover.jpgF355Challenge DC EU Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    F355Challenge DC EU Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Dreamcast, FR/NL
    F355Challenge DC FR-NL Box Back.jpgF355Challenge DC EU Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    F355Challenge DC EU Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Dreamcast, DE
    F355Challenge DC DE Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngF355Challenge DC DE cover.jpg
    Cover
    F355Challenge DC EU Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Dreamcast, IT
    F355Challenge DC IT back.jpgNospine-small.pngF355Challenge DC EU Box Front.jpg
    Cover
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    Disc
    Dreamcast, ES
    F355Challenge DC ES back.jpgNospine-small.pngF355Challenge DC EU Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    F355Challenge DC EU Disc.jpg
    Disc

    PlayStation 2 version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    70
    [60]
    GamesMaster (UK) PAL
    84
    [61]
    MAN!AC (DE) PAL
    86
    [62]
    PlayStation 2 Official Magazine - UK (UK) PAL
    70
    [63]
    Play (US) NTSC-U
    80
    [64]
    PSM2 (UK) PAL
    67
    [65]
    PSX Extreme (PL)
    73
    [66]
    Sony PlayStation 2
    76
    Based on
    7 reviews

    F355 Challenge

    PlayStation 2, US
    F355Challenge PS2 US Box.jpg
    Cover
    F355Challenge PS2 US Manual.pdf
    Manual
    PlayStation 2, JP
    F355Challenge PS2 JP Box.jpg
    Cover
    FerrariF355 PS2 JP disc.jpg
    Disc
    PlayStation 2, EU (Promo)

    F355Challenge PS2 EU promo disc.jpg
    Disc
    PlayStation 2, NL/DE/IT/FR
    F355Challenge PS2 EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    PlayStation 2, UK
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    Cover
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    Disc
    PlayStation 2, FR
    F355Challenge PS2 FR cover.jpg
    Cover
    F355Challenge PS2 EU Disc.jpg
    Disc
    PlayStation 2, FR (Display)
    F355Challenge PS2 FR display cover.jpg
    Cover
    PlayStation 2, DE
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    Cover
    F355Challenge PS2 EU Disc.jpg
    Disc
    PlayStation 2, ES
    F355Challenge PS2 ES cover.jpg
    Cover
    F355Challenge PS2 EU Disc.jpg
    Disc
    PlayStation 2, IT
    F355Challenge PS2 IT cover.jpg
    Cover
    PlayStation 2, AU
    F355Challenge PS2 AU Box.jpg
    Cover

    Technical information

    In the Dreamcast version, the opening cutscene renders up to 1.9 million polygons per second, about 32,000 polygons per scene at 60 FPS.

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Dreamcast
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    2000-04-12 GD-R Page
    Sega Dreamcast
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    2000-05-01 GD-R Page
    Sega Dreamcast
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    2000-08-04 GD-R Page
    Sega Dreamcast
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    2000-08-21 GD-R Page
    Sony PlayStation 2
     ?
    CRC32 bf9aadf0
    MD5 d075df437bfaa5d07e991ea177a26ba1
    SHA-1 93b5cdd0626ef81b877f64491e65bf54a0f34941
    2,188,509,184 DVD-ROM (EU/AU) SCES-50956 (V1.00)
    Sony PlayStation 2
     ?
    CRC32 95215558
    MD5 60f0fa9d68b7cade9c54900096a513a7
    SHA-1 3a616da88aa26727edb9f8c0f7c11780426922ad
    1,875,509,248 DVD-ROM (JP) SLPM-65178 (V1.00)
    Sony PlayStation 2
     ?
    CRC32 2076d6fa
    MD5 3a5bf67b47a105c30f5adcb36fae3d21
    SHA-1 81ada2dabc971a5f8b6151788025f5b594a9055d
    1,875,443,712 DVD-ROM (US) SLUS-20558 (V1.01)

    External links

    References

    1. http://sega-mechatro.com/products-mt/1999/07/f355_challengedx.html (Wayback Machine: 2008-08-21 10:28)
    2. File:F355Challenge DC JP Box Back.jpg
    3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 http://sega.jp/dc/000802/ (Wayback Machine: 2014-08-03 13:36)
    4. https://sega.jp/history/hard/dreamcast/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-10-23 17:28)
    5. Dreamcast Magazine, "2000-18 (2000-05-26)" (JP; 2000-05-12), page 151
    6. http://www.ebworld.com/ebx/categories/newReleases/morenr-DC.asp (Wayback Machine: 2000-10-19 04:28)
    7. Official Dreamcast Magazine, "December 2000" (US; 2000-10-31), page 103
    8. http://www.chipsworld.co.uk/detProd.asp?ProductCode=3232 (Wayback Machine: 2002-07-12 14:20)
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    11. Official Dreamcast Magazine, "November 2000" (UK; 2000-10-05), page 62
    12. http://www.micromania.fr/zooms/?ref=17815 (Wayback Machine: 2002-12-19 14:48)
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    15. 15.0 15.1 http://www.sega.jp/ps2/f355/ (Wayback Machine: 2002-10-15 00:04)
    16. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MohZyysAcjQ
    17. File:F355Challenge_PS2_JP_SSCredits.pdf
    18. 18.0 18.1 [JASRAC Works Information Database JASRAC Works Information Database]
    19. Dreamcast Magazine, "No. 13" (UK; 2000-09-07), page 2
    20. Neo Plus, "Kwiecień 2001" (PL; 2001-xx-xx), page 100
    21. Neo Plus, "Maj 2001" (PL; 2001-xx-xx), page 100
    22. Neo Plus, "Czerwiec 2001" (PL; 2001-xx-xx), page 100
    23. Neo Plus, "Lipiec-Sierpień 2001" (PL; 2001-xx-xx), page 84
    24. Neo Plus, "Wrzesień 2001" (PL; 2001-xx-xx), page 84
    25. Arcade, "September 1999" (UK; 1999-07-27), page 95
    26. Consoles News, "Octobre 1999" (FR; 1999-xx-xx), page 56
    27. 576 Konzol, "Szeptember 2000" (HU; 2000-xx-xx), page 38
    28. Arcade, "October 2000" (UK; 2000-09-08), page 74
    29. Bonus, "3/2001" (SCG; 2001-04-25), page 40
    30. Click!, "5/2001" (PL; 2001-03-01), page 23
    31. Consoles +, "Septembre 2000" (FR; 2000-0x-xx), page 66
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    36. Dorimaga, "2002-18 (2002-10-11)" (JP; 2002-09-27), page 33
    37. Edge, "October 2000" (UK; 2000-09-11), page 90
    38. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "December 2000" (US; 2000-10-30), page 205
    39. Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast, "Izdaniye chetvertoye, dopolnennoye" (RU; 2002-xx-xx), page 75
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    41. GameFan, "Volume 8, Issue 11: November 2000" (US; 2000-1x-xx), page 24
    42. GamePro, "December 2000" (US; 2000-1x-xx), page 153
    43. Gamers' Republic, "October 2000" (US; 2000-xx-xx), page 72
    44. Hyper, "April 2001" (AU; 2001-02-28), page 92
    45. MAN!AC, "10/2000" (DE; 2000-09-06), page 44
    46. MAN!AC, "12/2000" (DE; 2000-11-02), page 76
    47. Mega Fun, "10/2000" (DE; 2000-09-06), page 64
    48. Mega Fun, "12/2000" (DE; 2000-11-02), page 51
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    50. Next Generation, "January 2001" (US; 2000-12-21), page 96
    51. Official Dreamcast Magazine, "November 2000" (UK; 2000-10-05), page 60
    52. Official Dreamcast Magazine, "December 2000" (US; 2000-10-31), page 102
    53. PSX Extreme, "03/2001" (PL; 2001-0x-xx), page 40
    54. Sega Magazin, "October 2000" (DE; 2000-09-04), page 16
    55. Strana Igr, "Sentyabr 2000 1/2" (RU; 2000-xx-xx), page 14
    56. Strana Igr, "Sentyabr 2000 2/2" (RU; 2000-xx-xx), page 19
    57. Video Gamer, "December 2000" (UK; 2000-11-01), page 84
    58. Video Games, "10/2000" (DE; 2000-09-06), page 132
    59. Video Games, "12/2000" (DE; 2000-11-02), page 114
    60. GamePro, "November 2002" (US; 2002-1x-xx), page 164
    61. GamesMaster, "October 2002" (UK; 2002-0x-xx), page 87
    62. MAN!AC, "10/2002" (DE; 2002-09-04), page 72
    63. PlayStation 2 Official Magazine - UK, "November 2002" (UK; 2002-10-04), page 88
    64. Play, "October 2002" (US; 2002-xx-xx), page 85
    65. PSM2, "October 2002" (UK; 2002-10-02), page 72
    66. PSX Extreme, "12/2002" (PL; 2002-1x-xx), page 55


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