Nissan Presents Over Drivin' GT-R

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Nissan Presents Over Drivin' GT-R
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Electronic Arts Victor
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (12 tracks)
Peripherals supported: Arcade Racer Joystick, 3D Control Pad
Genre: Racing

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code

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Nissan Presents Over Drivin' GT-R (オーバードライビンGT-R) is a 1996 racing game for the Sega Saturn.

It is a heavily localised version of Road & Track Presents The Need for Speed, with all the cars replaced by vehicles produced by Nissan Motor Company (plus a few with Datsun branding). Japanese Saturn owners never received The Need for Speed itself, though PlayStation owners did in the form of Over Drivin' DX (to distinguish from the original 3DO version). The PlayStation version was later modified into Over Drivin' Skyline Memorial, which is... a very strange version... somewhat based somewhat on Over Drivin' GT-R.

Though much of the core engine remains the same as The Need for Speed, many of the tracks in Over Drivin' GT-R are unlocked from the start, there are minor sound changes and FMV and graphics replacements. Where the original version features a number of similar cars that can compete with each other, this version of the game is simply meant to illustrate a history of varying Nissan vehicles.

The "Premium Pack" version of the game came with a free keyring.

Promotional material

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
53 №419, p35
70 №1997-01, p228[1]
72 №, p12[2]
Sega Saturn
Based on
3 reviews

Saturn, JP
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Saturn, JP
(Premium Pack)
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