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  • Summary: Sometime in the middle of the 21st century, shortly following the development of hydrogen-based power, a global treaty prohibiting the use of fossil fuels was passed which banned all motor sports. Although the world established a culture of peace and environmental preservation, people wanted a sport that would whet their appetites for speed and competition...

    Get your adrenaline fix as you race at incredible speeds in hover vehicles that slide through futuristic gravity-defying race courses enclosed in tubes... reaching speeds over 1,000 miles per hour! The future of championship formula racing is faster, sleeker, and more dangerous. You may be able to finish a race, but can you take home a championship?
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. Tube Slider (insert sexual pun here), jumps directly to the head of the GameCube racing class, placing itself firmly in the pole position waiting for F-Zero to take it on. [Apr 2003, p.51]
  2. The competitors in Tube Slider are brutal and extremely difficult to beat. Racing using these controls is nigh impossible at first and takes a while to get used to, resulting in an unappetizing first course of gameplay.
  3. 75
    The graphics flow toward you with zero draw-in at a rock-solid 60 frames per second, creating a mesmerizing light show that can be captivating.
  4. 61
    The game can't compete with the "F-Zero"'s greater sense of speed, balance and visual finesse, and with only one gameplay mode consisting of 10 tracks that can be whipped through, it lacks the depth to keep you coming back for more.
  5. The lack of speed is actually an interesting concept because you can use some strategy when controlling your vehicle.
  6. Since the races take place inside tubes, sharp curves do not pose a sense of danger, which takes some excitement out of the race. [May 2003, p.138]
  7. 40
    An average game that is easy enough for anyone to play, but it lacks the overall depth and variety needed to keep you coming back for more.

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