Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally

ファミコングランプリII 3Dホットラリー

Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally
System Famicom / NES
Developer Nintendo, HAL Laboratory
Genre Racing

A rally car racing game compatible with the 3D System Scope to make it appear in 3D.

Race across a long, bumpy course, avoiding obstacles and opponent cars and reaching checkpoints within a set time limit. You have four gears, plus the extra-fast Hot Gear which can only be used if you collect enough exclamation marks from the track.

You can choose from a range of car types and select areas on the rally course map where you can stop for repairs if required.

Release Information

Region Date Name System
Japan 14 Apr 1988 ファミコングランプリII 3Dホットラリー Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally Famicom
Disk System

Cameos

Mario & Luigi

Mario & Luigi Boxart

The boxart for the game shows Mario and Luigi driving the Monster car. Their names also appear on the windshield.

In-game, you see the drivers of the car when you refuel or win. While they don't resemble the Mario Bros. in these screens, Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed into an interview on the Nintendo website that he intended the driver to be Mario.

"It was a normal racing game, but I remade the overall structure of the rallies and made the main character Mario. In other words, it became a game in which Mario races a buggy around courses with a lot of intense ups and downs."

Submitted by Fryguy64, Parrothead, Leon

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