Ridge Racer V
title = Ridge Racer V
released = flagicon|Japan March 4, 2000 (JP)
flagicon|USA October 26, 2000 (NA)
flagicon|EU November 24, 2000 (EU)
genre = Racing
Single player, multiplayer
ratings = ESRB: Everyone (E)
platforms = Arcade,
cabinet = Sitdown
arcade system =
Namco System 246
display = Raster (Horizontal)
input = DualShock 2
picture format =
"Ridge Racer V" is the fifth game in the "Ridge Racer" series on the
Sony PlayStation. It was one of the launch games for the PlayStation 2. There are 14 tracks and 18 vehicles, with 5 modes of play.
Racing on RRV is separated into different race formats.
Grand Prix is split up into two formats: Standard and Extra.
In Standard, you race factory stock cars from the various manufacturers, racing in 4 races. There is one GP in the Standard class, the name of which depends on the difficulty you select (Easy, Medium or Hard) at the start of the game.
*Basis GP/Frontal GP/Fountain GP Qualifying Rank
** Round 1 Park Town (4th place to advance)
** Round 2 Outer Pass (3rd place to advance)
** Round 3 Above the City (2nd place to advance)
** Round 4 Bayside Line (win race to complete class)
In Extra, you race extensively modified cars of the stock versions, and the format is split up into 4 different GP's.
*Heroic GP Qualifying Rank
** Round 1 Bayside Line (4th place to advance)
** Round 2 Sunny Beach (3rd place to advance)
** Round 3 Park Town (2nd place to advance)
** Round 4 Outer Pass (win race to complete GP)Prizes unlocked: Acquisition of Extra class car, Sunny Beach track unlocked
*Blast GP Sudden Death
** Round 1 Green Field (1st place within time limit to advance)
** Round 2 Sunny Beach (1st place within time limit to advance)
** Round 3 Park Town (1st place within time limit to advance)
** Round 4 Bayside Line (win race within time limit to complete GP)Prizes unlocked: Acquisition of Extra class car, Green Field track unlocked
*Knight GP Reverse Qualifying Rank
** Round 1 Park Town (same as Heroic)
** Round 2 Green Field (same as Heroic)
** Round 3 Sunny Beach (same as Heroic)
** Round 4 Above the City (same as Heroic)Prizes unlocked: Acquisition of Extra class car, all reverse tracks unlocked
*Throne GP Qualifying Rank
**Round 1 Airport Oval (1st place in 10 laps to complete GP)Prizes unlocked: Acquisition of Oval engine, extra "Tricolor" paint scheme, new song (if you have 250 miles)
*Maximum GP [Only available in Hard mode]
** Round 1 Sunny Beach (4th place to advance)
** Round 2 Greenfield (3rd place to advance)
** Round 3 Outer Pass (2nd place to advance)
** Round 4 Above the City (win race to complete GP)
A special race is unlocked after meeting certain requirements. The Pac-Man GP runs with the iconic Namco character
Pac-Manin a roadsterand the 4 Ghosts Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde on scooters.
Other racing formats in RRV include
Time Attack, 99 Trial (99 runs around a circuit), Duel, and Free Run. Multiplayer format is also available.
Sunny Beach Length: convert|13477|ft|m|abbr=on
A reworked version of the Novice course in Ridge Racer. Standard course running through town to the shoreline.
Green Field Length: convert|19251|ft|m|abbr=on
A reworked version of the Advanced course in Ridge Racer. Extension of Sunny Beach, high speeds are the norm.
Park Town Length: convert|11574|ft|m|abbr=on
A simple Figure 8 track with long straightaways and simple turns.
Above the City Length: convert|17037|ft|m|abbr=on
An extension of Park Town, the track experiences sudden elevation drops and irregular corners.
Outer Pass Length: convert|14878|ft|m|abbr=on
A slightly modified version of Sunny Beach. Defined with a mountainous terrain in the first half of the track.
Bayside Line Length: convert|25688|ft|m|abbr=on
Longest track in Ridge Racer V, meant to challenge the most experienced drivers. This is an extension of Outer Pass.
Airport Oval Length: convert|11246|ft|m|abbr=on
Setup similar to a
NASCARrace, this ten-lap race is highlighted by the use of special Oval Engines; high power engines meant for full throttle racing.
A drifty and light car best suited for beginners.
A wild and uncontrollable car best noted for its abundance of
torque. A drifty car geared for intermediate drivers.
A pure sports car, that is only suitable for advanced drivers.
Strong grip car, which compensates for its lack of torque. Is the only car in the game with a FF drivetrain.
A symbol of
Ridge Cityracing, this car is a balance of speed and grip. Himmel E.O.
Best grip car, however its rear mounted engine is not for everyone.
A drift-type car with very bad at cornering.
Rivelta Crinale (a.k.a. "13th Racing")
A fast drift-type car which slides very easily.
Kamata Angelus (a.k.a. "White Angel")
A very fast grip-type car which also doesn't drift. This is the fastest car in the game.
Ai Fukamireplaced Reiko Nagaseas the race queenof Ridge Racer. However, her popularity was less than Reiko's, and an online poll replaced Reiko back as Ridge Racer's official race queen.
Ridge Racer V: Arcade Battle
"Ridge Racer V: Arcade Battle" is the arcade port of "Ridge Racer V". It was released in 2001 for the
Namco System 246arcade platform.
Played by the
Ridge City FM76.5 MHz Call signRIDGE
* Fogbound by the
Boom Boom Satellites
* DRFTDVL by
Takeshi Ueda(THE MADCAPSULEMARKETS) (not released on soundtrack)
* DareDevil by Kohta
* RareHero2000 by sanodg
* TsuiTsui by U
* Euphoria by Kohta
* Paris by sanodg
* LOLO 1010 by U
* Gammon by U
* Samurai Rocket by Kohta
* HydroPrism by U
* GripMillenium by Kohta
* Burnout by
Mijk van Dijk
* Junx by Kohta (remixed by Mijk van Dijk)
* PowerSlide by Mijk van Dijk
* Nightride by Mijk van Dijk
* Electroglide by Mijk van Dijk
* MotorPac5 by Kisaburo
* On The Painted Desert (Vocal Mix feat. Dice) by the
Boom Boom Satellites(Music for end credits, not used during racing or on the released soundtrack)
* [http://www.ridge5.com/ Namco Ridge Racer V site]
* [http://www.neoseeker.com/Games/Products/PS2/ridge5/ridge5_cheats.html Ridge Racer V cheat codes.]
* [http://ps2.ign.com/objects/013/013595.html IGN page for Ridge Racer V]
* [http://guidesarchive.ign.com/guides/13595/ IGN guide for Ridge Racer V]
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