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Sega Touring Car Championship

Sega Touring Car Championship
Publisher: Sega

Developer: AM Annex, Sega Saturn CS Team PCs

System(s): Sega Model 2C CRX, Sega Saturn, Windows PC

Genre: Racing















Release Date RRP Code
Arcade World 1996  ?
Sega Saturn JP 1997-11-27 ¥5,800 GS-9164
Sega Saturn US 1997-11-24 $? 81216
Sega Saturn EU 1997-11 £44.99 MK81216-50
Sega Saturn BR 1997-12 $? 191296
PCs JP 1998-02-27 ¥8,800 (9,240) HCJ-0139
PCs US 1998 $?  ?
PCs EU 1998 £? MK 85067-50


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Sega Touring Car Championship (セガツーリングカーチャンピオンシップ) is a Sega Model 2C CRX arcade racing game developed by Sega AM5 in 1996. It is similar to Sega Rally Championship in design, but uses touring cars instead of rally cars. Unlike Sega Rally Championship, Sega Touring Car Championship has never seen a sequel, and it considered a far less successful game for a variety of reasons, most notably the steep difficulty curve and often awkward car handing.

Contents

Gameplay

Sega Touring Car Championship offers three "rounds" (plus a qualifying lap), in which the player competes against seven other cars for first place.

Cars

Sega Touring Car Championship features, by default, four touring cars, three used in the 1995 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft and a Toyota from the Japanese Grand Touring Championship (now Super GT).

Notavailable.svg AMG Mercedes C-Class
The AMG Mercedes C-Class was the winner of the DTM of 1995.
Notavailable.svg Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti
The Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti is sponsored primarily by Martini Racing, the same sponsor behind the Lancia Delta HF Integrale in Sega Rally.
Notavailable.svg Toyota Supra
The Toyota Supra is the token Japanese car, most likely included to please a Japanese audience, but also to make up the numbers - the DTM of 1995 only featured three cars. The Supra is sponsored primarily by Castrol, who also sponsored the Toyota Celica CT-Four in Sega Rally.
Notavailable.svg Opel Calibra V6
The Opel Calibra V6
Notavailable.svg Lancia Delta HF Integrale
The Lancia Delta HF Integrale comes straight from Sega Rally and is only available in the home ports. Hold Z when selecting the Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti to access it.
Notavailable.svg Toyota Celica CT-Four ST205
The Toyota Celica CT-Four ST205 also comes straight from Sega Rally and is only available in the home ports. Hold Y when selecting the Toyota Supra to access it.

Tracks

Notavailable.svg Country Circuit
Country Circuit is the simplest circuit in Sega Touring Car Championship and is used twice in arcade mode, first as a qualifiying lap, and then repeated again in race form. It is a generic, mostly circular track which has come to be expected in arcade racing games.

A lap of the circuit is measured as 2.045km.

Notavailable.svg Grün Walt Circuit/Grunwald Circuit
The second, medium difficulty track takes place in a forest and is named "Grün Walt Circuit" in the arcade version. This is likely a translation error - "Grünwald" is german for "green forest", and the home ports partially fix this mistake by renaming the track "Grunwald Circuit" (though still miss the umlaut). Weirdly, however, the track takes place in a fairly mountianous region, with fewer trees visible than the more forest-like Country Circuit.

A lap of the circuit is measured as 2.605km

Notavailable.svg Brick Wall Town
Brick Wall Town is a track set in a built-up area, with narrower roads and tricker corners than the previous two tracks.

A lap of the circuit is measured as 2.277km

Notavailable.svg Urban Circuit
Urban Circuit only becomes available if the player finishes Brick Wall Town in first place.

A lap of the circuit is measured as 2.105km

Notavailable.svg Boom Town Circuit
Boom Town Circuit is exclusive to the Saturn and PC ports of the game.

A lap of the circuit is measured as 2.771km

Sequels and Re-releases

Home ports to the Sega Saturn and Windows PC were handled by AM Annex, and were released in 1997 and 1998 respectively. These versions include cars from the 1996 International Touring Car Championship plus more interestingly, the Toyota Celica CT-Four and Lancia Delta HF Integrale from Sega Rally. There are also hidden courses in this version, and contains features such as split-screen multiplayer.

The Saturn version has what is known as "Global Net Events", which are triggered at various times of the year depending on the system's clock. Setting it to the 25th of December 1997 will trigger "winter holiday" mode, 13th of Februrary will trigger "hit and run mode" (in which you need to hit cones), and 1st of April will trigger "April Foul" mode, in which you drive in the opposite direction and have to avoid oncoming cars.

Production Credits

All Versions (Advertise)

Special Thanks

The automobiles appearing in SEGA TouringCar Championship™ are the actual cars that participated in the world touring car races.
Thanks to the cooperation of: Alfa Romeo (155 V6Ti), Mercedez-Benz (C-Class), Opel (Calibra V6), Toyota (Supra)

Special Thanks to: avex trax, prime direction

regarding cooperation with the following music
  • So High / Channel X
Words and Music by Praga Khan, Adams Prod. BVBA
℗1995 Antler-Subway Records
©Be's Songs
  • Don't drop me / Ann Sinclair
Words and Music by Caria-Gelmetti-Gulinelli
℗1994 Time S.R.L.
©Jacomo Music
  • Are U wake up? / Starr Gazer
Music by Starr Gazer
℗1992 avex D.D., Inc.
©1992 by prime direction, inc.

Arcade Version

Chief Programmer: Sohei Yamamoto
Programmer: Masahito Kurosawa, Kenichi Yamamoto, Takahiro Kakizawa, Takashi Yano, Masao Matsumoto, Masaki Yamamoto
Chief Graphic Designer: Kenji Sasaki
Graphic Designer: Kumiko Shoji, Kenji Arai, Nobuhiro Morishita
Sound Director: Sei Matsumura
Sound Programmer: Hiro, Youichi Ueda, Kazuya Fujishima, Yohsuke Takeda
Music

Impalas Ver 2.0 / Ebizoo Tanuma ©Freak Out
Brave Nu Charge / Yoji Biomehanika
Sonic Drive / Ryo Arai
Rising High / Yuki Kubo
Condition Red / Sei Matsumura
Loose Control / Hiro
Interlude Jungle / Yohsuke Takeda
Name Entry / Hidenori Shoji

Mechanical Designer: Shigeyuki Iwase, Toshiya Yamaguchi, Yumiko Ara
Electrical Designer: Hiroyuki Takahashi, Hiroki Koyama
Director of Cabinet Design: Yasunobu Shinzato
Cabinet Graphic Designer: Tetsuo Okabe
Mechanical Supervisor: Masao Yoshimoto
Special Thanks: Mario Cotza, Richard Dunn, Michael Gsedl, Steve Cross, Nobuhiko Shimizu, Masaru Agarida, Mitsuaki Nishi, Naoko Shibukawa, Takashi Yamashita, Shinichi Suzuki, Racing On, C-One Corporation, Naoki Hattori
Overseas Coordinator: Morio Moriya
Assistant Producer: Gen Takabe, Jun Taniguchi
Produced by: Tetsuya Mizuguchi
Directed by: Kenji Sasaki

Saturn Version

(In-game credits)

Chief Programmer: Toru Kujirai
Programmers: Hironobu Tsujikawa, Yukinori Kaneko, Hajime Take, Kazunori Masuda
Graphic Designers: Satoshi Fujinuma, Masakazu Yanagida, Tatsushi Hashimoto, Yuji Yamashita, Kazuya Suzuki, Toshiaki Toyoda
S.E. Arranger: Naoshi Kunisawa
Music: Ebizoo Tanuma (Freak Out), Yoji Biomehanika, Yuki Kubo, Ryo Arai, Hiro, Sei Matsumura, Yohsuke Takeda, Hidenori Shoji
CRI ChannelWeb Staff: Hideo Gunji, Kiyotaka Sakai, Nao Yanase
Technical Advisers: Sohei Yamamoto, Masahito Kurosawa
Graphical Adviser: Kenji Sasaki
Sound Advisers: Hiro, Sei Matsumura
Special Thanks: Ryuichi Hattori, Mario Cotza, Isamu Hasegawa (Apex), Yoshihiro Kitomi (Apex), Toshiaki Suzuki (Apex), Sega Digital Studio, Alfa Romeo, Mercedes‑Benz, Opel, Toyota, Lancia
Production Managers: Hiroshi Aso, Hiroya Tanaka
Assistant Producer: Jun Taniguchi
Producer: Gen Takabe
Executive Producers: Tetsuya Mizuguchi, Keisuke Chiwata
Directed by: Gen Takabe, Toru Kujirai
Developed by: CSK Research Institute Corp. (CRI)

(US Manual)

Sega of America, Inc.
Producer: Tre' Johnson
Brand Manager: Brad Hogan
Lead Tester: Howard "T. Car" Gipson
Assistant Lead Tester: Joe Damon
Testers: Amy Albertson, Marco Alvarado, Lorne Ascuncion, Karen Brown, Mike Dobbins, Sean Doidge, Rick Greer, Rod Hong, Laine Maeda, Mike McCollum, Jason Philyaw, Kenny Robinson, Jacob Rohrer, Matt Underwood, Ferdinand Villar
Team Sega Racing: Geraldine Dessimoz, Brad Hogan, Tracy Johnson, Marcus Matthews, David Perkinson
Manual: Abbass Hussain
Special Thanks: Jadelyn Chang, Angela Edwards, Bernie Stolar, Shuji Utsumi, and the Seedy Crew. The automobiles depicted in this game appears by courtesy of ALFA ROMEO, MERCEDEZ-BENZ, OPEL and TOYOTA

PC Version

~In-game credits~
Chief Programmer: Masayoshi Iwai
Programmers: Masaru Inoue, Masatoshi Kawada, Masanori Sato
Graphic Designers: Satoshi Fujinuma, Masakazu Yanagida, Kiyoshi Fujita, Tatsushi Hashimoto, Yuji Yamashita, Kazuya Suzuki, Toshiaki Toyoda
S.E. Arranger: Naoshi Kunisawa
Music: Ebizoo Tanuma (Freak Out), Yoji Biomehanika, Yuki Kubo, Ryo Arai, Hiro, Sei Matsumura, Yohsuke Takeda, Hidenori Shoji
Technical Advisors: Sohei Yamamoto, Masahito Kurosawa
Graphical Advisor: Kenji Sasaki
Sound Advisors: Hiro, Sei Matsumura
Special Thanks: Alfa Romeo, Mercedes‑Benz, Opel, Toyota, Lancia, Ryuichi Hattori, Mario Cotza, Sega Digital Studio, Toshiro Nakayama, Isamu Hasegawa (Apex), Yoshihiro Kitomi (Apex), Toshiaki Suzuki (Apex)
Production Managers: Hiroshi Aso, Hiroya Tanaka
Assistant Producers: Jun Taniguchi, Hiroyuki Otaka
Producer: Hisayoshi Yoshida
Executive Producers: Tetsuya Mizuguchi, Keisuke Chiwata, Toshinori Asai
Directed by: Gen Takabe, Toru Kujirai, Hisayoshi Yoshida
Developed by: CSK Research Institute Corp. (CRI)

~Other credits~
OnlineHelp: Kaoru Ichigozaki, Hiroyuki Mitsui, Abbass Hussain, Mitsuaki Chono

European Development

Assistant Producer: Richard Lloyd
Test: John Murphy
Assistant Test: James Lyons
Product Support Manager: John Murphy, James Lyons
Product & Language Testers: Dave Thompson, Roberto Parraga
Manual Coordination: Tony Hinchliffe
Packaging Design: Paul Jerem
Territory Input: Mark Hartley, Paco del Puerto, Thorsten Moe, Cédric Maréchal
Manual Translation: Eurotek
Testing Company: XXCAL
Assistant Product Manager: Steve Wombwell
European Marketing Manager: Hitendra Naik
Special Thanks to: Louise Anderson, Nicky Beale, Madeline Cross, Hans-Erik Gassner, Tony Hinchliffe, Edward Luck, Debbie Morris, Hitoshi Okuno, David Wilkin

Gallery

Artwork

Physical Scans

Model 2 Version

Model 2, US
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Flyer
Model 2, US (Alt)
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Flyer
Model 2, EU
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Sega Saturn Version

































































Sega Saturn 68 Sega Retro Average
Based on 5 reviews
Publication Score Source
Consoles + 94 №70, p98/99
Computer & Video Games 40 №194, p70
EDGE 50 №53, p103
Saturn Power 78 №8, p74/75/76/77
Sega Saturn Magazine 79 №26, p56/57/58/59
Saturn, US
STCC Saturn US Box Back.jpgSTCC Saturn US Box Front.jpg

Cover

Stcc sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
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Cover

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Disc
Saturn, JP
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Cover

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Disc
Saturn, BR
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Cover

Windows Version

































































PCs 50 Sega Retro Average
Based on 1 review
Publication Score Source
EDGE 50 №56, p104
PC, US
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Cover

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Jewel Case
PC, US (Expert Software)
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Cover

PC, EU
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Cover

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Disc
PC, EU (Fair Game)
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Cover

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Disc
PC, JP
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Cover

PC, JP (Ultra 2000)
PC, UK (Expert Software)
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Cover

PC, UK (Xplosiv)
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PC, DE

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