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A series of racing games by {{Creator/Genki}}, known also in Japan as ''Shutokou Battle'' and dating to the [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]] days, although few of the earlier games made it to the United States. It got more notice when the UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast versions came stateside. (Genki also developed the first ''VideoGame/WanganMidnight'' arcade game, its console ports, and also a stand-alone game for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3.)

The main feature of the game is its free roaming environment (not introduced until the first Dreamcast game) and the "SP" system, in which both your car and the opponent's car have life bars that go down when either car is ahead or hits a wall/civilian traffic.

List of the games in the series (note that localized releases are listed by their English titles):
* ''Drift King Shutokou Battle '94'' (Super Famicom, Japan-only)
* ''Drift King Shutokou Battle 2'' (Super Famicom, Japan-only)
* ''Highway 2000'' (Saturn, known as ''Wangan Dead Heat'' in Japan)
* ''Tokyo Highway Battle'' ([=PlayStation=], known as ''Shutokou Battle: Drift King'' in Japan)
* ''Shutokou Battle '97'' (Saturn, Japan-only)
* ''Shutokou Battle R'' ([=PlayStation=], Japan-only)
* ''Tokyo Xtreme Racer'' (Dreamcast)
* ''Tokyo Xtreme Racer 2'' (Dreamcast)
* ''Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero'' ([=PlayStation=] 2)
* ''Tokyo Xtreme Racer 3'' ([=PlayStation=] 2)
* ''Tokyo Xtreme Racer: Drift'' ([=PlayStation=] 2, part of spinoff series ''Kaido Battle'')
* ''Tokyo Xtreme Racer: Drift 2'' ([=PlayStation=] 2, also part of ''Kaido Battle'')
* ''Street Supremacy'' (PSP, known as ''Shutokou Battle: Edge of Control'' in Japan)
* ''Import Tuner Challenge'' (Xbox 360, known as ''Shutokou Battle X'' in Japan)

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!! The ''Tokyo Xtreme Racer'' series contains examples of the following:

* AGodAmI: Not a villain per-se, but some high-level bosses consider themselves as this, but more literal examples go to God's Estuary in ''[=TXR3=]'' as well as God Shift Bunta in ''Drift 2''.
* AmazonBrigade: You may encounter some of this in every game, most notably the Cupid Arrows team.
* BadassDriver: Racers on the BBS will claim that you are this when you beat them.
* BossGame: ''Kaido Battle'' series as well as ''Racing Battle: C1 Grand Prix''.
** Also applies to ''Drift King'' titles where Keiichi Tsuchiya is the BigBad of these games.
* BossBonanza: Some bosses in [=TXR3=], and Phantom Nine in ''Import Tuner Challenge''.
* BossRush: In later parts of every Shutokou Battle games, especially against Nagoya bosses in TXR 3.
* {{Cap}}: On your speed; ''[=TXR0=]'' caps you at 430 km/h / 267 mph, and ''[=TXR3=]'' to 370 km/h / 230 mph.
* CaptainErsatz: In any game that does not feature licensed cars, the game will have cars that resemble those cars with minor differences.
* ChekhovsGunman: In ''Import Tuner Challenge'', after the player buys their first car, they're immediately challenged to a race by a dark blue Nissan Skyline [=350GT=] coupe with the license plate "EMPEROR" on it. Defeating this opponent leads to a short cutscene where the driver, a Mr. Iwasaki, who welcomes the player to the Tokyo highway racing scene, and asks if they're aiming to challenge the Speed King. [[spoiler:Players from the previous games may get the hint earlier, but later on, Iwasaki is revealed to be Motoya Iwasaki, the Speed King himself.]]
* CreatorCameo: Kaido President in ''Drift'' series happens to be [[spoiler:Hamagaki himself, who in real life is the founder of Genki]].
* CulturalTranslation: The North American version converts all measurements to U.S. measurements, ''even though the game is set in Japan''. Also see the RaceLift example below.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: How many racers in the ''Drift'' series react on the BBS if you defeat a Slasher (turf boss).
* DiegeticInterface:
** ''Racing Battle: C1 Grand Prix'' featured on the player's HUD replications of their currently driven car's gauges, or if they replaced the car's gauge cluster with a [[http://www.stackltd.com/st8100ar.html STACK data acquisition cluster]], a replication of said cluster on their HUD.
** ''Import Tuner Challenge'' went all the way and featured impressively detailed interiors for the time. Even custom cars got unique interior designs.
* TheDreaded: A few racers are this in some of there bios, but the QuirkyMiniBossSquad really take the cake.
* DualBoss: Starting from ''Drift'' till ''Import Tuner Challenge'', you will see some of them, whenever it's [[EliteMook two members of a team]], or [[HighSpeedBattle two bosses appear in a same time]].
* EasyModeMockery: Some games have an "easy" life meter option in which you only lose SP for trailing (as opposed to losing SP for trailing as well as hitting stuff). However, using this option reduces the amount of currency won from battles.
* FourIsDeath: In the first ''[=TXR=]'' game, there are two racing teams whose name starts in "Four" ([[QuirkyMiniBossSquad Four Devas and Four Devils]]), consisting of four members each. In ''[=TXR0=]'' and ''Import Tuner Challenge'', the number for the final boss is "400", connecting the number "4" to the unlucky and demonic number.
* FragileSpeedster: The lightweight Kei cars (i.e. the Suzuki Cappuccino, Honda Beat, and Mazda AZ-1) fall under this trope in the ''Drift'' series.
* GameBreakingBug / UnwinnableByMistake: Due to an error involving converting currency, one opponent in ''Tokyo Xtreme Racer 3'' requires you to have more money than is [[{{Cap}} permitted]]. And she's one of the 599 opponents you need to defeat to challenge the GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere FinalBoss. As a result of this hard lesson learned, every subsequent localization of any Shutokou Battle / Kaido Battle game leaves the currency as is.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: The final boss in ''[=TXR3=]'', and [[PostfinalBoss Twenty]] [[EliteMooks Masters]] in ''Drift 2''.
* GuideDangIt: Many of the requirements to summon and/or be able to challenge "Wanderer" opponents. In ''[=TXR3=]'', some of the opponents' requirements are hinted at in their profiles, but for many others, as well as those in other games, you may as well hit up a guide.
* HeroicRROD: In ''[=TXR3=]'', driving for too long without stopping occasionally in the parking areas results in drastically reduced engine performance (from water and oil temps overheating). Driving for too long in a single night will also wear down your tires and make the car less responsive to steering inputs, and have less grip overall.
* HoldTheLine: Races in the ''Kaido Battle'' series and ''Street Supremacy'' have defined finishing points, making it possible for the player to win by simply crossing the finish line first if they are unable to drain their opponents' SP gauge in time before they are unable to hold the opponent back any longer.
* InUniverseGameClock: The ''Shutokou Battle'' games have in-game clocks that are tied to the system clock and are used for some events, such as Wanderers that only appear at a particular time. However, this is subverted due to...
** TheNightThatNeverEnds: It is always nighttime, whether you're playing at 10 PM, 5 AM, or even noon.
* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Dodge Viper GTS (renamed Type-VGTS due to lack of licensing) in ''Zero'', the [[FragileSpeedster Ford GT]] and MCR R34 in ''[=TXR3=]'' and the [[DifficultButAwesome Honda NSX]] in ''Drift 2''. They are both incredibly fast and can win races with relative ease, but they are some of the most expensive cars in their respective game.
* InfinityMinusOneSword: The [[JackOfAllStats Nissan Skyline GT-Rs]] in both ''[=TXR3=]'' and ''Drift 2'' falls under this category as they can be tuned to go very fast, very stable- even in wet and snow conditions, and isn't as expensive as many other cars with comparable performance.
* JapaneseRanguage: At least in ''Tokyo Xtreme Racer: Drift 2'', you can apply a stripe to your car. Among the options such as "Stripe", "Brush" and "Wild", there is a "Frame" option. Every single stripe in the option looks like a ''Flame'' stripe.
* JokeCharacter: The Isuzu Vehicross in [=TXR3=], along with the Daihatsu Midget II and Honda Fit in [=TXRD=] and [=TXRD2=].
* LethalJokeCharacter: The Suzuki Cappuccino in [=TXR3=] starts off with pitiful performance, however, [[spoiler:the MagikarpPower kicks in when you accumulate enough miles on the car to do a Rotary engine swap on it.]] Then, it just dominates the C1 loops in Tokyo.
* LifeMeter: This is a central game mechanic within the series, with many games foregoing the genre-traditional "beat your opponent to a finish line" objective. Both opponents begin with a bar known as an "SP Meter", and the trailing player will lose SP over time, the rate at which they lose SP increasing the further they are behind. Hitting something will also cause the SP Meter to drop. The first player to run out of SP loses, even if they are in the lead.
** In the ''Kaido Battle'' spinoff series, there are certain cases where an SP gauge going to zero does not equal an instant loss. Such instances are:
*** Losing all of your SP while in the lead. You're still in the race as long as you're not overtaken.
*** Being under the maximum distance behind the lead car in which SP does not start draining. As long as you keep up, you're still in the race.
* MeaningfulName: The "EMPEROR" vanity plate on Iwasaki's Skyline coupe in ''Import Tuner Challenge''. [[spoiler:Emperor is a direct translation of his street name in the Japanese versions of the series, Jintei. In English localization of ''Zero'', his street name is Speed King, with ''Drift'' changing it to Speed Emperor, while ''[=TXR3=]'' leaving the name untranslated, and ''Drift 2'' and ''[=ITC=]'' reversing it to "Emperor Speed" and "King Speed", respectively.]]
%%* MightyGlacier: Many of the larger Audis (and the Mitsubishi GTO to a smaller extent) fall under this trope in the ''Drift'' series.
* MirrorBoss: In ''Tokyo Xtreme Racer 3'', [[spoiler:the GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere FinalBoss is a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDc3a2gLtbY#t=3m37s ghost copy of your own car]].]]
* NitroBoost: It was hidden in ''[=TXR3=]'' [[note]]You're essentially glitching the game into letting you use the over-boost function, which is otherwise exclusive to turbocharged engines, in a car with a non-turbo engine.[[/note]], and it's available in ''Import Tuner Challenge''.
%%* [[OneManArmy One Driver Army]]
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Zig-zagged and averted. Many opponents' real names are listed in their profiles, along with [[CodeName BAD (Battle Ability Decision) names]].
** TomboyishName: Zig-zagged. Some female racers' Battle Ability Decision names are pretty much masculine, or neutral. [[SamusIsAGirl You even didn't know they are women until you checked their profiles]].
* QuirkyMiniBossSquad: Thirteen Devils, Zodiacs and Kingdom Twelve.
** In the first Dreamcast game, there are Four Devas and Four Devils.
** [[BossBonanza Phantom Nine]] in ''Import Tuner Challenge'' does count.
* RaceLift: Many characters in ''[=TXR0=]'' had their names changed from Japanese names to Western names. The result: [[FridgeLogic Tokyo's highway racing scene is comprised mostly of Westerners.]]
* RainOfBlood: In ''[=TXR3=]'', if you race Blood Hound in the rain, the rain turns into blood.
* TheRival: For Kaido Battle series, it's ''VideoGame/GranTurismo'' series, except you're on the tracks instead of mountain roads.
** ''Racing Battle: C1 Grand Prix'' also shares this.
** The earlier ''Shutokou Battle'' games prior to TXR series have in common with RidgeRacer games at that time.
* ShockAndAwe: Some bosses do this in ''[=TXR3=]'' and ''Import Tuner Challenge''.
* ShoutOut:
** The top two members of Rotary Revolution [[InitialD are brothers and drive a white RX-7 FC and yellow RX-7 FD]]. Which makes sense as the cover car that can be used at the start is an [=AE86=].
** Several racers in ''Drift 2'' are parodies of InitialD and Over Rev characters, with usually the same vehicle but a different color.
** The FinalBoss of first three ''Tokyo Xtreme Racer'' games and ''Import Tuner Challenge'' is [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/WanganMidnight a dark blue Fairlady Z S30 with insane horsepower and manaical handling]].]]
*** Averted in ''Drift 2'' where one of the mooks use this type of car with reduced performance.
** Most of the "cheat names" you can enter at the start of your career in Kaido Battle 3/[=TXR=]:Drift 2 are names of various InitialD characters.
** The tricksters in TXRD2, Lightning Shift and God Shift Bunta, which were expies of Takumi and Bunta Fujiwara from Initial D, respectively. However in TXR 3, Lightning Shift drives a Starlet Glanza V instead of his AE86, since the [=AE86=] notchback coupe (which he drove in [=TXR0=], was dropped, leaving behind only the hatchback. In-game, this is explained in his profile in that the Starlet is one of his friends' cars.
** Red Devil's red [=R34=] makes reference to the various mobile suits piloted by [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Char Aznable]]. In some games, he simply sticks a Commander Zaku's horn on the hood. In Street Supremacy, he models it after Char's Z'Gok E. The variant you can unlock for purchase has the Z'Gok E's standard steel blue paint.
** The team 60 Seconds in ''Drift'' makes a PlayedForLaughs reference to ''[[Film/GoneInSixtySeconds2000 Gone In 60 Seconds]]''.
* TerribleTrio:
** The Rook, The Bishop, The Knight.
** Yeti Fang, Reign Supreme, Forever Knights.
* TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
** Averted in ''Kaido Battle'' titles as no touge racing scene takes place in Tokyo.
* TrueFinalBoss: In ''Drift 2'', when you defeated the Blackout (Forever Knights in the Japanese version), the Emotional King (final boss) in Hokkaido area of the game, the game isn't completed yet. Ground Zero is waiting for you in Hakone where you have started off, [[spoiler:while it's clear night there]].
* WideOpenSandbox: When you're not racing opponents, you're more or less free to drive around the city with impunity, unless you're playing a game with water and oil temperature as gameplay mechanics, and even then a quick pit stop will remedy that.
* YouAllLookFamiliar: It is a coincidence that both ''DaytonaUSA 2001'' and the TXR games are developed by Genki.
** Even cars in ''Daytona USA 2001'' do resemble Japanese cars. For example, the Red Cat resembles a mix of Honda NSX and Mitsubishi GTO, while Hornet resembles more like a Nissan Skyline GT-R.
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