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Box artwork for Wangan Midnight: Maximum Tune 2.
Wangan Midnight: Maximum Tune 2
Developer(s)Namco
Publisher(s)Namco
System(s)Arcade
Preceded byWangan Midnight: Maximum Tune
Followed byWangan Midnight: Maximum Tune 3
SeriesWangan Midnight
Japanese title湾岸ミッドナイト: マキシマムチューン2
Release date(s)
Genre(s)Racing
Players1-4
ModesSingle player, Multiplayer
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Wangan Midnight: Maximum Tune 2 is a racing arcade game that was released by Namco in 2005; it runs on Sega Chihiro hardware, and as its name implies it is the fourth title in the Wangan Midnight series. Much like its immediate precursor, the name "Maximum Tune" refers to the "Maximum Tuning Memory Cards" which were dispensed by the cabinet - and data stored on a card for the earlier entry may also be transferred over to one for this game. Furthermore, there are twenty-five selectable cars that can get tuned up to improve on how they look and perform (as well as what they are capable of); however, it is now only possible to tune a car up in Story Mode (in which the original characters from the manga comics that the games are based on appear as CPU-controlled opponents and the player must beat them in a race). The other modes in this instalment include 10-Person Mode (in which ten CPU-controlled opponents will appear one after another as the player beats them over five courses), Intrusion Mode (in which up to four people can play simultaneously when a maximum of four single-player cabinets are linked together) and Time Attack (in which the player must select a track and try to complete a full lap of it in the fastest time) - and a player can also attain "levels" according to their progress and "titles" determined by their style of playing, of which there are over 2000 combinations. On attaining a new title (which will be shown in the bottom-right corner of the screen during a game), the game shall ask a player if they wish to overwrite the current one that is printed on their Maximum Tuning Memory Card; as such, if they happen to prefer their current title, they can choose to decline.


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