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Initial D Arcade Stage (commonly referred to as IDAS, followed by a version number) is a racing game series developed by Sega Rosso, a division of Sega, based on the anime and manga Initial D. In the U.S., the games, which keep their version names in later entries, are otherwise known as simply "Initial D" without the "Arcade Stage" subtitle.

Premise

In Initial D Arcade Stage, players race against different opponents in various mountain passes featured in the manga. Using the optional magnetic card system, players can save a customized car and their progress for future sessions; otherwise, game progress is lost. Players can continue progress with their cards on another Initial D cabinet of the same version. However, the card must be renewed every 50 plays.

Note that resuming from another version is subject to following conditions:

  • It is not backwards compatible (i.e. a version 2 card cannot be used on version 1 machine).
  • Upgrading the card to a more recent machine is permanent.
  • When upgrading from one version to another, remaining plays will be carried over and 50 plays will be credited to the card.

There are eight games released so far.

Game modes

Legend of the streets
In the main story mode, players race with different opponents from the original manga in the game.
Time attack
Players race against time to rank against other players at the current machine or across the internet.
Bunta Challenge
First started in Version 2, the player races against Bunta Fujiwara, the legendary street racer. Each time Bunta is defeated, the player will gain a level. Each subsequent level is harder. And when the player is defeated the player loses 1000 points in version 3. Bunta's car differs across levels. Level 1-6: AE86 Trueno, Level 7-11: AE86 Trueno w/TRD 20-Valve 4AGE Racing Engine, Level 12-15: GC8V Subaru Impreza WRX STi Version V.

Initial D Arcade Stage

Japanese version: late 2001 / English version late 2002

Modes

  • Legend of the Streets
  • Time attack
  • Battle Mode

Courses

  • Myogi (Easy)
Length: 100,204m (per cycle)
Rule: 3 Laps
Route: Counter-clockwise/Clockwise
  • Usui (Normal)
Length: 94,242m (per cycle)
Rule: 2 Laps
Route: Counter-clockwise/Clockwise
  • Akina (Hard)
Length: 77,552m
Rule: one way
Route: Downhill/Uphill
  • Happogahara (Expert)
Length: 15,754m
Rule: one way
Route: Inbound/Outbound

There is a four course mode in which the user makes a timed run of all four courses. This costs 60,000 points, and rewards double that if the run is completed in the time allotted.

Initial D Arcade Stage Ver.2

Japanese version: late 2002 / English version Mid-late 2003

Game modes

  • Legend of the Streets
  • Time Attack
  • Bunta's Challenge
  • Battle Mode
  • Courses added:
Akagi (Hard)
Irohazaka (Expert)
  • Models added:
Toyota LEVIN SR (AE85)
Toyota Altezza RS-200 (SXE10)
Toyota Celica GT-Four (ST205)
Nissan SILVIA Qs (S14)
Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type A (FD3SVI)
Subaru Impreza WRX Type R STi Version V (GC8V)
Suzuki Cappuccino (EA11R)

Courses

  • Myogi (Easy)
Length: 3,204m (per cycle)
Rule: 3 Laps
Route: Counter-clockwise/Clockwise
  • Usui (Normal)
Length: 4,242m (per cycle)
Rule: 2 Laps
Route: Counter-clockwise/Clockwise
  • Akagi (Hard)
Length: 5,804m
Rule: One way
Route: Downhill/Uphill
  • Akina (Hard)
Length: 7,552m
Rule: One way
Route: Downhill/Uphill
  • Happogahara (Expert)
Length: 5,754m
Rule: One way
Route: Inbound/Outbound
  • Irohazaka (Expert)
Length: 5,130m
Rule: One way
Route: Downhill/Reverse

This version also supports the four courses mode and still costs the player 60,000 points.

Note: Irohazaka can only be played downhill in Legend of the Streets mode, because the track is a one-way street. Only after finishing Legend of the Streets once, Irohazaka Reverse is unlocked. However, in Battle Mode, Reverse mode is always unlocked.

Initial D Arcade Stage Ver.3

Japanese version: late 2003 / English version Mid 2004

Game modes

  • Legend of the Streets
  • Time attack
  • Bunta Challenge
  • Battle Mode
  • Courses added:
Shomaru (Expert)
Tsuchisaka (Expert)
Akina Snow (Expert)
  • Cars added:
Mazda RX-8 Type S (SE3P)
Mitsubishi Lancer RS Evolution V (CP9A)
Mitsubishi Lancer GSR Evolution VI T.M.Edition (CP9A)
Nissan Skyline 25GT Turbo (ER34)
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII

Courses: Myogi (Easy), Usui (Normal), Akagi (Hard), Akina (Hard), Irohazaka (Expert), Happogahara (Expert), Akina Snow (Expert), Shomaru (Expert), Tsuchisaka (Expert)

Akina Snow is the same as the normal Akina, only it is snowing and playable at night. This makes it a generally more difficult course because the car's tires have much less grip and the visibility is much lower.

Initial D Arcade Stage 4

Initial D: Arcade Stage 4 is the second newest release in the Initial D: Arcade Stage series. Unlike the first three versions of the game, Initial D: Arcade Stage 4 runs on the Sega Lindbergh hardware, uses a new card system, and features a new physics system.

Initial D Arcade Stage 5

Initial D: Arcade Stage 5 is the newest release in the Initial D: Arcade Stage series. A few notable differences include heavy physics changes; the addition of Toyota Supra (JZA80); the re-addition of the Toyota MR-S, Roadster RS (NB8C), and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII; and a new Nagao map. Plus, it provides new characters from the manga, in color, to fans who are waiting for Initial D: Fifth Stage.

International Edition consists of the following:

Version EXP

  • Story Mode
  • Time Attack mode
  • In-Store battle
  • Rankings are linked within In-store machine
  • Every insert after 3 games for 1 tuning
  • Offline only

Version EXP 2.0

  • Story Mode
  • Time Attack mode
  • In-Store battle
  • Events mode (online connection required)
  • Rankings are linked within In-store machine for offline machines and sync with the world in Online connected machines
  • Additional car colors and Paint Shop added.
  • 1 tuning with every insert
  • Online capable (for Events mode and TA timing synchronization)

Initial D Special Stage

Initial D Special Stage was released on June 26, 2003 for the PlayStation 2 and was re-released on February 26, 2004 under the "PlayStation 2 the Best" label. Initial D Special Stage is based on Initial D Arcade Stage Ver.2 and contains many features exclusive to this game.

Initial D Special Stage contains a story mode that allows the player to reenact racing scenes from the Initial D manga series, as well as several new courses then not seen in the arcade versions of the game. In one of these courses, Shomaru went on to appear in Initial D Arcade Stage Ver.3.

Initial D Street Stage

Initial D: Street Stage is a PSP-exclusive game based on Initial D: Arcade Stage ver.3.

Initial D Extreme Stage

Soundtrack

The soundtracks are mostly made up of Eurobeat soundtracks, often shared with the anime series.

Initial D Arcade Stage

  1. Space Boy - Dave Rodgers
  2. Don't Stop The Music - Lou Grant
  3. e Rodgers
  4. Heartbeat - Nathalie
  5. Live in Tokyo - Kelly Wright (Instrumental)

Initial D Arcade Stage Ver.2

  1. Gamble Rumble - M.o.v.e - ( opening )
  2. Space Boy - Dave Rodgers
  3. Night of Fire - Niko
  4. Don't Stop The Music - Lou Grant
  5. Love Is In Danger - Priscilla
  6. Killing My Love - Leslie Parrish
  7. Running In The 90s - Max Coveri
  8. Grand Prix - Mega NRG Man
  9. Beat Of The Rising Sun - Dave Rodgers
  10. Heartbeat - Nathalie
  11. Rock Me To The Top - Dusty
  12. Station to Station - Derrick Simons
  13. The Race Is Over - Dave Rodgers - ( ending )

Initial D Arcade Stage Ver. 3

  1. Gamble Rumble - Move (intro only)
  2. Speedy Speed Boy - Marko Polo (Myogi Stage)
  3. Remember Me - Leslie Parrish (Usui Stage)
  4. Save Me - Leslie Parrish (Akagi Stage)
  5. Over the Rainbow - Powerful T (Akina Stage)
  6. Back On The Rocks - Mega NRG Man
  7. Don't Stand So Close To Me - Dr. Love
  8. White Light (Unique to Special Stage) - Mr. Groove
  9. Save Me - Leslie Parrish
  10. Burning Desire - Mega NRG Man
  11. Get Me Power - Mega NRG Man
  12. Mikado - Dave McLoud
  13. Crazy For Love - Dusty
  14. Stay - Victoria
  15. 100 - Dave Rodgers
  16. Don't You Forget About My Love - Sophie
  17. West End Guy (Unique to Special Stage) - Digital Planet
  18. Crazy For Your Love - Morris
  19. I need your love - Dave Simon
  20. Big in Japan - Robert Patton
  21. Crazy Night - Boysband

Initial D Arcade Stage 4/Initial D Extreme Stage (PS3)

  1. -Out Of Kontrol- - m.o.v.e (intro only)
  2. Dive Into Stream - m.o.v.e (PS3 intro only)
  3. Let's Go, Come On - Manuel
  4. Go Beat Crazy - Fastway
  5. Speed Car - D-Team
  6. Fly Me To The Moon & Back - The Spiders From Mars
  7. Revolution - Fastway
  8. We'll See Heaven - Digital Planet
  9. All Around - Lia
  10. Eldorado - Dave Rodgers
  11. Raising Hell - Fastway
  12. Space Love - Fastway
  13. No Control - Manuel
  14. Forever Young - Symbol
  15. Rider Of The Sky - Ace
  16. The Fire's On Me - Spock
  17. Namida 3000 - m.o.v.e (ending)
  18. Keep on Movin - m.o.v.e (PS3 ending)

Initial D Special Stage (PS2)

  1. Live in Tokyo - Kelly Wright (Instrumental)
  2. Space Boy - Dave Rodgers
  3. Night of Fire - Niko
  4. Don't Stop the Music - Lou Grant
  5. Love is in your Danger - Priscilla
  6. Killing my Love - Leslie Parrish
  7. Running in the 90s - Max Coveri
  8. Grand Prix - Mega Nrg man
  9. Beat Of The Rising Sun - Dave Rodgers
  10. Heartbeat - Nathalie
  11. Rock Me To The Top - Dusty
  12. Station to Station - Derrick Simons
  13. Speedy Speed Boy - Marko Polo
  14. No One Sleep In Tokyo - Edo Boys
  15. Remember Me - Leslie Parrish
  16. Back On The Rocks - Mega NRG Man
  17. Don't Stand So Close To Me - Dr. Love
  18. White Light (Unique to Special Stage) - Mr. Groove
  19. Save Me - Leslie Parrish
  20. Burning Desire - Mega NRG Man
  21. Get Me Power - Mega NRG Man
  22. Mikado - Dave McLoud
  23. Crazy For Love - Dusty
  24. Stay - Victoria
  25. 100 - Dave Rodgers
  26. Don't You Forget About My Love - Sophie
  27. West End Guy (Unique to Special Stage) - Digital Planet
  28. Crazy For Your Love - Morris
  29. I need your love - Dave Simon
  30. Big in Japan - Robert Patton
  31. Crazy Night - Boysband
  32. Express Love - Mega Nrg Man
  33. The Race is Over - Dave Rodgers

Initial D Street Stage (PSP)

  1. Dog Fight - m.o.v.e
  2. Speedy Speed Boy - Marko Polo
  3. Remember Me - Leslie Parrish
  4. Save Me - Leslie Parrish
  5. Over the Rainbow - Powerful T
  6. Stop Your Self Control - Marko Polo
  7. Crazy for Love - Dusty
  8. Express Love - Mega NRG Man
  9. Power of Sound - Ace
  10. Fall in the Web of Desire - Powerful T
  11. Pamela - Matt Land
  12. Fight for Love Tonight - Ace Warrior
  13. Get Another Chance - Mega NRG Man
  14. Fire on the Beat - Ace Warrior
  15. Ready to Go - Mega NRG Man
  16. Changes - Betty Blue
  17. Demolition - J. Storm
  18. Mad About You - Ace Warrior
  19. Overload - Matt Land
  20. Fevernova - Dave Rodgers & Kiko Loureiro
  21. Dancin' in my Dreams - J. Storm

Initial D Arcade Stage 5

  1. BLAZABILITY m.o.v.e
  2. Looka Bomba - GO 2
  3. Sun in The Rain - MANUEL
  4. Sweet Sixteen Girl - CANDY TAYLOR
  5. Love is The Name of Love - IRENE
  6. Adrenaline - MANUEL
  7. Right Now - DARK ANGELS
  8. Black U.F.O - LUPIN
  9. Gas Gas Gas - MANUEL
  10. Chemical Love - KEVIN & CHERRY
  11. Disco Fire - DAVE RODGERS
  12. Midnight Love - NEO
  13. Rockin' Hardcore - FASTWAY
  14. Speed Man - DAVE SIMON
  15. Fighting! - CODY
  16. Lady Butterfly - m.o.v.e

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References


hu:Initial D Arcade Stage ja:頭文字D ARCADE STAGE ko:이니셜D 아케이드 스테이지

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