Bravo Air Race (known as Reciproheat 5000 in Japan and Air Race in Europe) is an arcade/action racing video game for PlayStation developed by Xing Entertainment and published by THQ.


Bravo Air Race features several prominent aircraft from several decades. Using exploits it's possible to unlock jet planes and alternate racing colors.[1]


Players can select the following aircraft:
Gee Bee Racer
Pitts Special
P-51 Mustang
P-47 Thunderbolt
F4U Corsair
P-38 Lightning
Mitsubishi A6M "Zero"
JW7 Shinden
Messerschmitt BF109
F16 Falcon
F117 Night Hawk

In the opening intro of the game, it also featured several aircraft that are seen in the footage from the 1997 Reno Air Races such as the T-6 Texan and the T-28 Trojan which aren't appeared in the game.


Aircraft, despite of obvious differences in real life, are equally balanced; that is to say a player using a jet aircraft can lose to a propeller driven one, and vice versa.

There are a handful of maps; one of which is selected by the player after selecting their aircraft. Most of the maps feature racing through narrow ravines and canyons, diving under bridges and rock structures accompanied by sharp turns and climbing maneuvers. Airplanes can't roll, and the game will stop your climb at a certain altitude, forcing players to mainly stick to the course direction. The game featured a time run mode and a split screen multi-player mode. [2]


A sequel to this game was made, which is known as "Air Race Championship" and was only released in Japan.