Gran Turismo 4 The Ride and other Auto Fun at Mega Web (Odaiba)
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Posted 25 January 2006 - 09:38 AM
The ride uses the Gran Turismo 4 graphics engine projected on a large movie screen. The audience sits in bucket racing seats, complete with seat belts which were actually really necessary!
I look like I'm missing a few chromosomes in this picture
When the ride started, the platform we were sitting on raised up a few feet and the screen was showing a driveby of Fuji International Speedway, using the GT4 engine, of course. Eventually, the race started and we were looking through a first person perspective of our race car. The seats violently moved about with every turn and gear shift. I am not one to get motion sick, but the movements were very convincing (and quite jarring). Our friend that accompanied us said he felt nauseous for the rest of the afternoon. I've been on a few rides like this before and this was definitely one of the most intense of it's kind. Best of all, the ride was free!
Other photos from Mega Web/Odaiba:
The Mega Web Toyota Showroom
This is as close as I could get to getting inside this racecar
The car of the future. You definitely don't want to hit an SUV in this thing.
Outside of the showroom, with giant ferris wheel in the background
They had this poor monkey performing (and even bowing) for the man
A nice shot of the Rainbow bridge from the Fuji TV building