The player starts straight into the action, at a circuit race driving a uniquely styled Acura Integra Type R with a Mantis wide body kit, easily winning over his opponents… only to be woken up by Samantha (Cindy Johnson) from his daydreaming.
Samantha is the player’s friend in the new environment; she shows the player how the console with the races works, who’s who, and makes fun of the player’s starter car. Eddie (and his orange-metallic Nissan Skyline), is the leader of the Eastsiders and current top racer of the streets, and Melissa (Amy Walz) is his girlfriend.
Time passes, races are won. The player meets other racers, and eventually gathers a small list of nemeses that continually challenge him and are defeated. He is introduced to TJ, who promises unique performance upgrades in exchange of beating time trial challenges; Samantha does the same from time to time, offering unique visual modifications instead.
||128 MB (256 MB RAM is required for Windows 2000 or XP)
||32MB DirectX 9.0c compatible video card (NVIDIA GeForce2 MX+ / ATI Radeon 7500+ / Intel 865+)
||DirectX 9.0c (included)