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Wangan Midnight: Maximum Tune 5 DX Plus
Box artwork for Wangan Midnight: Maximum Tune 5 DX Plus.
ModesSingle player, Multiplayer
Preceded byWangan Midnight: Maximum Tune 5 DX
Followed byWangan Midnight: Maximum Tune 6
SeriesWangan Midnight
Wangan Midnight: Maximum Tune 5 DX Plus
Japanese title湾岸ミッドナイト: マキシマムチューン5デラックスプラス (Wangan Middonaito: Makishimamu Chūn 5 Derakkusu Purasu)
Developer(s)Bandai Namco Games
Publisher(s)Bandai Namco Games
Year released2016
TwitchWangan Midnight: Maximum Tune 5 DX Plus Channel

Wangan Midnight: Maximum Tune 5 DX Plus is a racing arcade game that was released by Bandai Namco Games in 2016; as its name implies it's the eleventh title in the Wangan Midnight series. As in its eight immediate predecessors, "Maximum Tune" refers to those "Maximum Tuning Memory Cards" (which were dispensed by the cabinet) - and data stored on a card for any of those earlier entries can also be transferred over to one for this game. Furthermore, there are eighty-eight selectable cars that may be tuned up to improve the way they look and perform (as well as what they're capable of); as in Maximum Tune 2, 3, 3 DX, 3 DX Plus, 4, 5 and 5 DX, it is also only possible to tune a car up in Story Mode (in which the original characters from the manga comics the games are based on shall appear as CPU-controlled opponents and the player needs to beat them in a race). Additional modes for this instalment include Alter-Ego Battle Mode (where an alternate version of the player's chosen car will be created and they have to race against it, and it is for a seventh time also possible for the player to perform "Dress-Up Tuning" and change the appearance of their car here), In-Store Intrusion Match Mode (originally known as just "Intrusion Mode" prior to the release of the aforementioned Maximum Tune 4 in 2011, for which up to four people can play simultaneously when a maximum of four single-player cabinets, or a pair of two-player cabinets, are linked together), and Time Attack (in which the player has to select a track and try to complete a full lap of it in the fastest time) - and like Maximum Tune 2, 3, 3 DX, 3 DX Plus, 4, 5 and 5 DX, players can again attain "levels" based on their progress and "titles" determined by their style of playing (of which there are over 5000 combinations). For the eighth time, on attaining a new title (which shall be shown in the screen's bottom-right corner during gameplay), the game shall ask a player if they want to overwrite their current one on their Maximum Tuning Memory Card; as such, if they happen to prefer their current title they'd earned at a previous time, it is possible for them to decline. Yet again, when this title was new, any arcade operators who purchased a cabinet of it would also receive an upright "Wangan Terminal" with a touch panel which players could use for three minutes free of charge (but if they had to use it for longer than that, they would be required to insert a coin into it to continue) to check the data stored on their Memory Card and, if they had a desire to do so, replace the parts they received for their selected car in the game.

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