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  • Summary: Following up "Gallop Racer" for the PSX, GR 2001 players can manage and assemble
    their own stable or simply bet on the races themselves. Players can assume the role of the breeder, the jockey, or a spectator in the stands. [Tecmo].
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 90
    I am very impressed at the level of depth this game provides. If there’s anything to complain about, it’s the fact that you can't 'manage-only' – you must race your horse.
  2. 88
    Even if horse racing doesn't sound too thrilling to you, Gallop Racer 2001 is still worth a look, as it's a fun game on its own merits.
  3. A fine game – but it’s lacking the depth and realism that many of the more complex management type sims have. Those looking for a quick racing thrill without a lot of fuss will find a lot to like.
  4. This is the very definition of 'niche' product, but one with enough gameplay depth (particularly betting on the outcome of races and creation of your own breed of champion horse) and visual splendor to make it worth a trip to the rental store.
  5. It earns our admiration for simply being different and is likely to have everybody crowding around the television at your next party. [Nov 2001, p.105]
  6. It has loads of style, especially in the front end. If you tally up the overall features of the game -- such as the complete design, the front end, the art, graphics, and animation -- instead of just the racing elements themselves, this game comes out way ahead.
  7. Those who do not have an interest in the minutiae of the sport of kings will likely find the gameplay to be dry and overly statistics-focused. Still, if you're looking for a change of pace in your racing game, there is certainly nothing else on the market quite like it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 42
  2. Negative: 1 out of 42
  1. CameronT.
    Jan 6, 2002
    10
    Cool Game.
  2. TheDoomp
    Nov 12, 2001
    10
    Top game. The most addictive. I cannot stop playing it. Hours of fun for the family.
  3. Julie
    Jul 14, 2005
    10
    I wish it had more color in career.its really light.I bought it used and there was no book with it so i am learning how to play of the I wish it had more color in career.its really light.I bought it used and there was no book with it so i am learning how to play of the computer.i have played the 2004 one and that one is sooo much easier!! Expand
  4. WadeM.
    Mar 29, 2002
    10
    Best game ever.
  5. DarceyH.
    Jun 25, 2003
    10
    First off..i love horse racing! The graphics are well made and steady, and some horse r given thier own personality! If u love horse First off..i love horse racing! The graphics are well made and steady, and some horse r given thier own personality! If u love horse racing...your chance 2 get a closer look at it is on in ur hands! Expand
  6. JohnP.
    Feb 14, 2005
    10
    It is a very good game better than tha new ones they got.
  7. DaveM.
    Nov 9, 2001
    1
    i just feel that the game was very disappointing! everything i read about the game and even on the box makes it sound better then it really is.

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