Hello! I recently completed my bachelor's degree in digital media, and I am an avid gamer (particularly racing games) and car enthusiast on the side. I am very familiar with the Choro-Q series and have played multiple games in the series. I have owned Gadget Racers (Choro-Q HG), Road Trip Everywhere (Choro-Q HG 2), Choro-Q (Choro-Q HG 4), Road Trip Shifting Gears (Choro-Q Advance 2), Road Trip: The Arcade Edition (Choro-Q!), and Choro-Q Wii at some point in my life. I still have all of the forementioned games except for Choro-Q Wii (which my family sold our Wii several years ago due to its inactivity, and its games were sold too). These games helped me achieve some of my unrealistic dreams, such as racing and customizing cars that weren't ordinary cars. However, I was able to look at some JDM cars at a specialty car dealer (in the US), and after getting in the driver's seat of a 1992 Nissan Skyline GTS Turbo (right-hand drive!), some of those dreams were realistic.
As for the games, I have completed Road Trip Everywhere, become President, got all 100 stamps, and unlocked the Devil Parts. I am still working on completing the other titles but I have made significant progress in all of them.
Road Trip Everywhere is probably my favorite game in the series - I like the idea of the sandbox play and that you can choose how you want to progress in the game. Before the "choose your story" mobile apps came out (or any apps for that matter), Road Trip Everywhere pioneered that concept. Want to move to My City immediately? You can do that. Want to wait until you get an A license to have two teammates? No problem (although you won't be able to compete in the World Grand Prix until you do).
My most notable car was Prof. Plum (modeled after the Clue character of the same name), with plum-colored car bodies and purple wheels. Prof. Plum has been President for 15 years. It took me only a year for Prof. Plum to become President (feat accomplished in December 2003), but took about 10 more years before actually getting all 100 stamps. I have also created other cars on other memory cards to create multiplayer battles between them and have different scenarios amongst them. Oddly, one time I encountered a rare glitch on Temple Raceway where my car went in the air and somehow landed off the track behind one of the barriers, causing me to unexpectedly retire.
I am disappointed Choro-Q is not more popular in the United States - some of the titles never went on sale in the US. In addition, some of the titles were extremely hard to find. I went on a long search for Gadget Racers (Choro-Q HG) to see if any video game stores, flea markets, and just about everywhere in the Jacksonville, FL area (where I lived at the time) had it - none did. I ended up acquiring Gadget Racers by buying it from a local Blockbuster Video, which had the game as a rental. Initially the game was out when I came across it. Once the renter returned the game, I rented it for a few days before returning to Blockbuster to buy it. Thankfully Blockbuster had that policy - otherwise I'd be SOL. Road Trip: The Arcade Edition was just as difficult to find - the only one in town was in a Gamestop in Orange Park, FL - and it was just the Gamecube disc inside a generic black game case that read "HOT ITEM OF THE MONTH." Neither game came with an instruction booklet, but I knew how to play the games.
Eventually, I plan on modifiying my PS2 to play non-US PS2 games, and one reason why is that I am intrigued by Choro-Q HG 3, because it never went on sale in the US. I've seen gameplay videos of it on YouTube and it increased my interest. I liked that it had a DeLorean and a Smokey and the Bandit type Trans Am in it.
I would also want to make my own game - and I would really like to do a Choro-Q-based one, combining HG 2's gameplay with having the more detailed car bodies from HG 1 and HG 4. It would also have all the worlds and cars from every Choro-Q title, and even if it is unpopular as a whole worldwide, if diehard Choro-Q fans want to play this game - I will play the game with them it no matter what!
I have plenty of ideas for Choro-Q fanfiction related to the characters in the games, and ideas for a crossover between characters from different titles (such as Diez racing against Barat in the World Grand Prix, for example), as well as giving all characters equal access to all tracks and parts across the Choro-Q series.
Other game series I've played: Edit
- Need for Speed
- Gran Turismo
- Tokyo Xtreme Racer
- EA Sports NASCAR
- Madden NFL
- Call of Duty
- South Park (The Stick of Truth and The Fractured But Whole)
My favorite pagesEdit
- Choro Q wiki
- Tokyo Xtreme Racer wiki
- Simpsons wiki
- Impractical Jokers wiki