is a racing game featuring Mario
released for the Nintendo Famicom Disk System
only in Japan
that supported Famicom's 3D goggles, though the goggles are not necessary to play the game. The game supposedly was a sequel to Famicom Grand Prix: F-1 Race
though in reality the two games have nothing to do with each other, other than the fact that both games are racing games
At first glance, this game appears to be very similar to Rad Racer
, due to both being arcade-style racing games
that have 3D modes. The main objective of the game is to drive one of the three cars down a long road, while trying to make it to certain check points in a given amount of time. The track (both on and off the road) usually contains various obstacles, including others cars, that can slow the player down. There are three cars to choose from as well, each one with different speeds and acceleration. The three cars are Kattobi
. Players also have the ability to choose an area to make repairs to their car.
- On July 25, 1988, an official music album of the game was released. It contains every music track from the game with realistic vehicle sound effects, plus arranged versions of three songs from the game.
- The title screen music from the game was arranged by Kentaro Ishizaka and was added to the Wii game Super Smash Bros. Brawl as one of the unlockable songs for the Mario Kart series stage, Mario Circuit.
Due to most Famicom Disk System titles lacking shutters and often being damaged accidentally, Nintendo later released a few of their newest games in blue disks with shutters for protection. Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally
was one of the Famicom Disk games released in a blue disk with a shutter. Nintendo designed and programmed Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally
with auxiliary program support from HAL Laboratory Inc. The game was one of the dozens that Nintendo Co., Ltd and HAL Laboratory Inc. developed in conjunction for the Famicom Disk System.
Other appearances in media
- Besides the arranged music from the game, one of the three vehicles that Mario and Luigi drives in this game, Monster (as seen on the front cover), also appeared in Super Smash Bros. Melee as one of the Trophies.
- In Mario Kart Wii, a Kart based on Monster (Called the Tiny Titan or Rally Romper, depending on region). It is special for its high off-road stat.