• Publisher: Tecmo
  • Release Date: May 2, 2006
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. This is not a title to sit down and play five minutes worth before you run out for errands. But if you devote some time to learning about horses and the racing itself, Gallop Racer 2006 is surprisingly rewarding.
  2. 85
    For fans of horses, racing, stats, or high functioning autistics this title stocks plenty to do. Tack on decent graphics and challenging (but not impossible) learning curve and you've got one satisfying niche title and a surprisingly great and wicked way to get your pony fix.
  3. The new design segments game play dramatically, but the core excitement of horse racing is brought across more than ever in Gallop Racer 2006.
  4. Despite that small problem, Gallop Racer 2006 is a small improvement from the last installment. With even more addicting betting, stat managing and racing, Gallop Racer 2006 improved for the better.
  5. At the end of the day, though, you're still going to have to have a real interest in the sport.
  6. Still, it's as good as it gets in terms of an arcade horse racing game, and it's impossible to deny its addictive qualities. It's just a shame that Tecmo took the series into this more solitary direction.
  7. As engrossing and deep as Gallop Racer 2006 is, it's still a horse-racing simulation, after all. This severely limits the appeal of the game, as most people are probably more interested in managing a football franchise or a baseball team than a horse farm.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. TonyaD.
    Jan 8, 2007
    9
    I'm new to GR. After playing BCC I like GR for the most part, but there are a few things I would change. I dont like the fact that you I'm new to GR. After playing BCC I like GR for the most part, but there are a few things I would change. I dont like the fact that you can only race one horse at a time. Once you pick a MyHorse to race you are stuck with it until it wins so many races. I do like the breeding aspect of the game, trying to find the perfect combo. I did figure out to edit a F horse into a "Super Horse" in Simulation mode and then race it in Theme Park mode to win lots of money so I can breed to my hearts content. Full Review »
  2. DavidK.
    Jun 23, 2006
    9
    excellent, just takes many ours of betting breeding racing.
  3. LukeV.
    May 29, 2006
    10
    This game is great! I know a lot about horse racing and this game didn't have one thing wrong with it. The graphics are really nice and This game is great! I know a lot about horse racing and this game didn't have one thing wrong with it. The graphics are really nice and season mode is incredible! It's worth every penny! Full Review »