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  • Awesome Music: The whole series is filled with this. Take Nu Beat for example.
  • Breather Boss: Speed King in Drift is not as challenging as he was in other games. With his Impreza being weak at that time, you can easily beat it with any Special Cars. MCR R34, which was used by Shutokou Leader in TXR 3 and Drift, comes to mind.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Out of every Wanderer in the series, Zero managed to become the most popular one. (He was part of Quirky Miniboss Squad in the first TXR game.)
    • Rolling Guy (aka Downhill Guy) for being the very first team the player faces in almost every game, and for being comprised of AE 86 drivers. Subverted in Kaido series though.
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    • Speed King is this among all the bosses.
  • Friendly Fandoms: They tag along pretty well with the Wangan Midnight fanbase.
  • Game-Breaker: In TXR3, if you have acculumated enough the total mileage for your car, engine swaps are now available and you could max your car out with one of these fully-tuned engines.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Looking up some rivals' profiles and you will get what jobs they're working at. One of them is actually a Kaiju Defense Force member.
  • It's Easy, So It Sucks! / They Changed It, Now It Sucks! : Import Tuner Challenge gets flack for being the easiest game in the series. It's even possible to beat the entire game without losing to a single opponent. Also, the game cut down the Yokohane Route and Wangan, leaving just only C1 and New Belt Line (plus a few mini-routes). Also, the car rosters are frustratingly limited, even the base cars of the custom cars (such as Rolling Guy's AE86) aren't available.
  • Narm: Everyone from Another Heaven has some pretty disturbing names. What name does their leader go by? Brown Satan.
    • The opening intros to Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka try to make the player feel that racing is this act of fierce battle, but ends up sounding like complete jargon.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: "Be Alert" from Tokyo Xtreme Racer sounds pretty similar to Dave Rodgers' "Beat of the Rising Sun".
  • That One Boss: D3 from TXR 3 are absolute hell to beat. Not only do you have to race all three of them, but you have to do it all in one attempt.
    • As for most of the games, the Final Boss "???/Unknown" (which drives a dark blue S30Z) can really catch unprepared players off-guard and it's able to rubberband if you attempt to outrun.
  • That One Level: Hokkaido in Drift 2. A dirt track with occasional tarmac sections, based on the Rally Japan round that the WRC had when the game was released. If you cannot handle it, you will be thrown out in the dust.
    • From the same game, we have Record Tour. Video Game Cruelty Punishment applies here: Gliding or hitting the walls gives you a TIME PENALTY.
      • The Wangan Highway becomes this in TXR3. Not because it is too challenging of a course, but due to the fact is literally a straight road that stretches on for miles without a single turn. What makes it That One Level is that races are strictly based on the performance of your car. If your car is not fast enough, you will lose a lot of races in that area. Tolls in the later parts of this expressway can be a troll to many unweary racers. Good luck bumping into tolls.
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  • The Woobie: Every member of Wind Stars has went through some kind of harsh struggle that you can't help but feel sorry for them.

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