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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].
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  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. Despite the wealth of options and considerable depth, it’s pretty much the same over and over again giving you little urge to come back.
  6. 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]
  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