In 2002, Initial D: Arcade Stage Ver.2 was released, based on the same graphics engine as Arcade Stage 1, with 2 additional races and a Story mode which picks up the story where the first version left off. The 6 available races can now be run uphill or downhill, day or night, in wet or dry soil. An additional secret race is available to challenge the best players at the end of the single player mode. A new mode, called Bunta, challenges us against a character who becomes more and more difficult to beat over the races.
The magnetic card of Ver.1 is compatible with this suite.