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  • Summary: Players take on the role of the characters from the Speed Racer film, getting behind the wheels of each character’s signature vehicles to experience first hand the film’s high adrenaline, combative racing style. The car-fu style of action within the game closely represent the action stylePlayers take on the role of the characters from the Speed Racer film, getting behind the wheels of each character’s signature vehicles to experience first hand the film’s high adrenaline, combative racing style. The car-fu style of action within the game closely represent the action style designed by the Wachowski brothers for the film itself as they lend direction and assets to the development team directly from their Berlin set. Written and directed by the Wachowski brothers and produced by Joel Silver, Speed Racer is based on the classic series created by anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshida. Speed Racer follows the young race car driver Speed in his quest for glory on and off the track in his thundering Mach 5. The film features other characters that fans of the show remember, including Speed's family and his mysterious arch-rival, Racer X. [Warner Bros.] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. The high-speed racing, combined with a dedicated combat interface, makes for a exciting mix without placing too much emphasis on the vehicle-versus-vehicle matches.
  2. Speed Racer The Videogame is surprisingly good. Very good. It blends fun gameplay with superb graphics. Its biggest problem is that there isn't more to play; the single player can be conquered in a fairly short period of time, and the lack of a story means there isn't a whole lot of pay-off for doing so.
  3. 80
    Speed Racer is a game that gets a lot of things right but it never goes that extra mile. The license probably does make the game better than it should be but that doesn't mean you should give it a miss.
  4. Speed Racer's entertainingly off-the-wall fun already puts it ahead of other titles that bank on a movie license to draw in fans.
  5. 70
    A forgiving, kid-friendly experience. Any times I somehow fell off the course were balanced by the times I probably should have, but didn't. Since you never actually explode, it's pretty much mindless fun, even when dealing with AI that always seems to manage to catch up.
  6. While those negatives seem significant on paper, the reality is that when you're actually playing, you'll find that the game's intensity has a way of luring you back for more.
  7. 60
    Speed Racer had potential but missed out in the end. The game’s AI is unbalanced, the Jump Attack mini-game feels like a gimmick and when you miss jumps you’re advanced ahead of other players. If you’re a Speed Racer fan or just like fast paced games in general though, then Speed Racer: The Videogame will appeal to you.

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  1. Jun 2, 2015
    8
    The startup of the game, menu and interface may give a bit of a cheap impression, but the game itself is awsome! The gameplay is fun andThe startup of the game, menu and interface may give a bit of a cheap impression, but the game itself is awsome! The gameplay is fun and extremely action packed for a racing game! Driving on twisted tracks at high speeds while doing tricks and crushing opponents is just so satisfying and different, that once I start up this game, I can't lay it down in the next hour.
    There is also lots of unlockable stuff.
    As you only start with 1 driver and 1 car, you unlock more by earning more fans, which is sort of a currency in this game. Also there are lots of different modes which you can switch to if you would get bored with the other ones.
    Definitely not what I expected from a movie licensed game which's movie isn't all that great either...
    Only reason why it loses some points is again: that the menu and overall interface could use some polish/ look a bit more sharp.
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