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  • Summary: Classic 8-bit graphics clash with the modern 3D era – welcome to the world’s first 3D pixel retro-cool racing game. Challenge up to four friends in crazy race modes. Enjoy fast arcade action and unlock new tracks and cars. Turn on your headlights and experience the thrill of a night race. Select your favorite car and get ready to burst ahead in the first 3D pixel championship of the world. Game modes include Single Race, Championship, Capture the Flag, Hot Pursuit and Time Trial. Variable weather conditions (sun, fog, rain, snow) are also included. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 4 out of 5
  1. Jul 18, 2011
    60
    3D Pixel Racing averages out to be somewhere around the Okay range. Drop five bucks on it in the Wii Shop if you're looking for a fresh racing fix with a unique new look, but just don't expect it to dethrone the best racers already in your Wii library.
  2. So despite all the options - Championship mode, Capture The Flag, four player split screen and a Hot Pursuit mode - the wild handling is a little too much to cope with.
  3. Jul 16, 2011
    40
    As interesting and unique as the visual presentation is, it's still not quite enough to cover up the many gameplay flaws that rear their heads rather frequently throughout the game.
  4. Nov 2, 2011
    40
    A contradiction on wheels. [Nov 2011, p.75]
  5. Oct 23, 2011
    28
    Pixel imperfect. [Dec 2011, p.91]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Sep 11, 2011
    9
    This is a really fun racer. Yes it takes time to get used to the rather loose tilt controls, but once you master it you will enjoy this racer just as much as say Mario Kart. Yes, it's that good if you are willing to invest the time. You should start on easy to get the hang of things and soon you will enjoy driving around these retro courses, and drifting around sharp corners wiil become second nature and is tremendous fun and intuitive and one of the key elements in the game and bouncing into other cars is another fun aspect in the game, forcing you sooner or later to go to the pit, putting a little strategy into the game. This is a fantastic game and the bad reviews on the left must be made of people who sadly didn't have the patience and time to get into the swing of thing. They are going to miss out on a really great and fun racing game. Expand
  2. Sep 6, 2011
    9
    3D Pixel Racing is a racing retro game, a drive simulator with the face of a funny kart game.
    The tilting of wiimote is perfect and reply to
    user instantaneously.
    You can select between Cars of famous vintage games (Outrun, Sega Rally, Chase HQ, Pole Position, etc)and any car has own characteristics:
    the Arrow(celica,sega rally) and Shadow(delta, sega rally) are 4x4 cars
    Outrun's Ferrari, Turbo Outrun's F40, Lambo(Crazy cars?), Vette(Test Drive XXX???) are sport cars, rear drive.
    Daytona Hornet and F1 Pole Position are racing cars "ever straight".
    Chaser and Chaser S (From Chase HQ and S.C.I) are turbo sport cars.
    You can play this game like you want: Like Sega Rally, Like Outrun, Like Daytona.... !!!
    The Multiplayer mode is simply funny and amazing.
    The best thing is the drifting technique and the tilting of Wiimote. (someone don't like it, but if you are
    GT racers, you will love it!!) Very nice weather cycles (The world become white when it's snowing!)
    Hot pursuit can be played in cooperative: 1 on 1, 2 on 2, 3 on 3, 4 on 4!!!!! (4 cops, 4 thieves!!!) mixing human/AI players.
    Very interesting original game modes (specially in multiplayer (I SUGGEST 4)) Time trial and Take the flag.
    In championship and single race, the Pit Stops are very technical, and you must save your tyres and fuel.
    Totally a game very complete, a gem!
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  3. Oct 21, 2011
    8
    3D Pixel Racing is a 1-4 player racing WiiWare game. You can use the Wheel or Wii Remote to play. It costs 500 points at 46 blocks of memory. Welcome to a no gimmicks, all hard, good racing events!

    For a WiiWare title, this game has quite a bit of features. When accessing the main menu, a player can choose these modes: Championship, Single Race, Capture the Flag, Hot Pursuit, and Time Trial. In the Settings menu, a player can set difficulty (Easy, Medium, and Hard), in-race pit stop On/Off, in-game music, Drivers for players and CPU and race laps.

    Most of the racing modes allows a player to choose these standards: Number of Players, Car Selections including colors and transmission, Pixel Character Selections, Enter Player Name, Track Selections including weather (Sun, Snowy, Night, Fog, Rain) and direction (Normal, Reverse). When starting out, a player can choose from only 6 vehicles, 5 pixel characters and 5 tracks. As certain race modes are won, a player can unlock 5 more vehicles, 5 pixel characters and 5 tracks for a total of 15 unlock-able content. To choose the best car to use, a player can look at the basic stats of a car which includes speed, grip and handling. If you know what track and mode you are racing, choosing the car to best fit the race is IMPORTANT as this game's physics is pretty accurate.
    All in all, this game is worth the 500 points or more due to difficulty of the tracks and amount of things you can unlock. This game is definitely for racing fans. I don't think casuals can get into 3D Pixel Racing. It takes a good amount of skill to win. Some might say it's a little imbalanced, but that is because you have to get used to the physics of the game. After about 2 -3 hours, I was winning left and right and zooming through the tracks like a bat out of hell.
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  4. Oct 21, 2011
    8
    It's like Minecraft meets Sega Racers meets Mario Kart. And if you are astute, you'll notice some actual Sega racers here. There's the Ferrari Testarossa from OutRun, the Hornet from Daytona USA. the Lancia from Sega Rally, Formula 1 cars (Virtua Racing perhaps?). Also there's what looks like the Porsche from Chase HQ. Also Lamborghinis and Corvettes...

    Take a look at their website. You can see what looks like the Ferrari Testarossa & F40, the Hornet, & the Lancia and Celica. I find that fascinating. Also, the Chase HQ car is coincidentally named "Chaser," HA!


    As for the game itself, it looks very charming. Not brutal and absurd like Burnout or Split/Second. It has pit stops and "cop chases." The way the cars "shake" and slide back and forth when they drive is very Sega-esque. THESE GUYS must be Sega racing fans, I know it!!! GIVE THEM PROPS, PEOPLE!!!

    The only bad news: it's only for the Nintendo Wii. I would get this in a heartbeat but I only have the Xbox 360. Also, I don't know how much customization there is...looks like you can design your own cars and tracks although I doubt you can do the former and the latter is questionable...

    Download it from the Wii Store. DO IT FOR GREAT JUSTICE. AT THIS POINT IN TIME, WE MUST STICK UP FOR ANYONE REPRESENTING SEGA'S GLORY DAYS!!!
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  5. Sep 11, 2011
    5
    This was a hard game to rate. While the amount of content you get for 500 wii points is to be appluaded, the game itself is a mess. The handling is poor, the pixels make the car slow and choppy and it is next to impossible to catch up. Playing in multi-player is a little better, due to you both having the same problems. This is a missed opportunity. I was expecting so much more. Expand
  6. Jan 2, 2014
    0
    There's nothing good about this game. It doesn't work. I have tried using the Wii Wheel, I have tried using the Wii Remote alone, but it doesn't works, the car goes into whenever feels like, I couldn't win a single race, I couldn't even finish a lap! 0/10. Expand