Released in 2003, Initial D Special Stage is based on Initial D: Arcade Stage Ver.2 while adding content. 5 tracks are added to the 6 of the arcade version, there is more music selectable at the start of the race and the Story mode goes a little further in the adventure of Takumi. So there are more opponents to challenge. The races are always 1 on 1, but since there is no 2-player split screen or link mode, this racing game is exclusively solo. A shame on our times.
The conversion from the Naomi 2 Hardware was smooth. Graphically equivalent with just a little clipping in the night races and a few brief drops in framerate with the rain, however ridiculous.