Speed Racer DS


Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. A genuine surprise. The intoxicating mixture of exhilarating stunt work and impressive pace help to make this a top-notch racing title, albeit one with a few disappointing issues.
  5. Not quite hitting pole position, Speed Racer is more like a bronze medalist that you secretly want to support.
  6. 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.

Awards & Rankings

#66 Most Shared DS Game of 2008
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jun 2, 2015
    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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