An especially forgettable arcade racer
There's not much good to be said of this game. It's a relatively recent (released in 2004) racer that wanted to exploit the Initial D franchise, only that it never really managed the transition from the arcades to the PCs that well. That is why the game was almost unknown to Initial D aficionados, most of them being from the West anyway. The game looks OK, though, for a 2004 game it really feels old and dated. By 2004 there were arcade games as well as simulators that managed to offer a much more visually interesting facade as well as many more game modes and even more attractive other features. For some reason, not even Initial D fans didn't see the game as belonging to the franchise because ot sported none of the entails of the other, games that had a long history of embedding all sort of references and nods to the series. Therefore, I'd advise against this game, partly because it doesn't deliver to Initial D followers as well as making as being a less than mediocre game on its own terms. Rather go for any of the NFS games, Need for Speed Underground was already released at that time and it was a tenfold better arcade game than Mountain Vengeance.