Penny Racers

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Penny Racers

PAL cover
Game general and emulation properties:
ESRB rating: E
Game supports multi-tap
Widescreen patch available
Supports up to four local players
Languages supported:
English: SLUS-20225 & SLES-50252
Japanese: SLPS-25014 & SLPS-25015 & SLPM-65149
German: SLES-50252
French: SLES-50252
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20225
Release date: August 21, 2001
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-50252
Release date: May 17, 2002
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPS-25015
SLPS-25014 (Jenny Hi-Grade Box)
SLPM-65149 (The Best Takara)
Release date: December 21, 2000
July 11, 2002 (The Best Takara)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Barnhouse Effect
Publisher(s): Takara (JP), Conspiracy Entertainment (US), Midas Interactive Entertainment (EU)
Genre: Racing
Game review links: Metacritic67/100
Game description: Gear up and go! Grab your steering wheel and get ready for the race of your life! Equip your car with over 120 gadgets, including parts that help you soar above the competition or swim like a fish. Face challenging weather conditions, death-defying jumps, hairpin turns and more as you head for first place. Get ready to burn rubber with Gadget Racers!
A mix of RPG and Racing, with lots of sidequests, lots of car parts, collectables and car bodys; a variety of characters.

Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
  • Intel I5-2500K
  • 2GB Nvidia GTX-550-TI
1.2.1 (r5875) GSDX D3D11 (Hardware) ? BIOS: Europe v01.60, HACKS: None required, Works well, but loading is an issue, certainly events loading can crash the game. Only loading most races in garage have been noted., Regardless of version, you cannot load races in the garage, the game will hang and freeze in an endless loop, BUT, THERE IS A TECHNICAL FIX: First, load a track that works through the garage, these include: Hot Sand Ruins L, Sunset Volcano L and Snow Palace Mountain L Coin Trial, and load another track in quick sucession, you must be quick enough, if you feel like you're slow. Save a state in the garage just in case you do crash. Also, you can load races indirectly through the doors in each town and it's possible to warp to other towns during play. RodgerCrocket
NTSC-U Windows
  • I5 3330
  • HD radeon 6850
1.3 Git 29 of April GSDX
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
USA v02.20(10/02/2006), Unchanged still hang during begin yet,in the intro., Status
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 2.66Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 750 TI 2048MB
1.3.1 GSDX
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
Game works fine but requires the patch attached in the first post else it will hang at start. The patch also skips the movies. You can also enable automatic gamefixes as the patch has already been added to the database. Hangs at start without the patch.
NTSC-U Windows 10 Home 64bit
  • Intel i7 4790k @ 4.0GHz
  • Nvidia GTX 980ti
1.5.0-dev-2319 GSdx D3D11 SPU2-X BIOS: USA v02.20, constant 60FPS at 8x resolution. atmur


  • Original names: チョロQ HG (SLPS-25015) & (SLPS-25014) & (SLPM-65149)
  • Also known as Choro Q HG (JP), Gadget Racers (US)
  • Not to be confused with the EU version of Gadget Racers, which shares the title with the US version of this game.

Public compatibility forum links