In secret gatherings around the world a mysterious group of urban streetracers, known as the Midnight Club, race for pride, power and glory in sleekly customized, tricked-out sportscars.
Speeding through crowded streets, running red lights, terrorizing pedestrians, driving on sidewalks and outrunning the cops are merely the beginning for the Midnight Club.
Furious action in accurate models of New York and London – race anywhere in a living city and win the pink slips of opposing players.
Players race through London and New York cities. At the time of release, the game’s cities were considered highly detailed and large. Along with Turbo Esprit, the game pioneered the use of an open world environment design instead of predefined circuit tracks. Both cities are designed for the street racing scenario.
Each city contains landmarks from their real life counterparts. Some of London’s visible landmarks include Trafalgar Square, the Palace of Westminster, Big Ben, and the Tower Bridge. New York includes such landmarks as Times Square, the Empire State Building, the World Trade Center, Rockefeller Center, United Nations Plaza, Plaza Hotel, Madison Square Garden,Washington Square Park, the Wall Street Bull, Battery Park and Central Park.
A strange group of urban street racers known as the Midnight Club race for pride, power, and glory in sleekly customized, enhanced sports cars. As a regular New York City cab driver, the player learns about this secret club and decides to join.
The player begins with a relatively unmodified and slow vehicle, that being the Taxi. Through a series of races, each with different goals, they defeat other racers and win faster and more expensive vehicles. The goal is to defeat the world champion, who is revealed to be a young Japanese woman named Anika whose father manufactures concept cars in Japan. Being the only person to beat her in a race, the player is the only one who sees her identity and become the World Champion of the Midnight Club, along with winning her concept car.
Midnight Club Street Racing has a total of 7 characters in the game:
Midnight Club: Street Racing is a racing arcade game, developed by Angel Studios (now Rockstar San Diego) and published by Rockstar Games. The game focuses on competitive street racing and the import scene. It released on October 26th, 2000 on PS2 for North America, and then on December 7th, 2000 for Europe.