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  • Summary: [WiiWare] Art Style: light trax takes racing to whole new (and very surreal) levels as you control a white beam of light moving perpetually forward while your viewpoint shifts between 2-D and 3-D perspectives. Start by choosing one of the two main modes of game play, each with its own distinct goal. In light tours mode, you vie with other light beams for the most points in a three-course racing tour. Watch out for obstacles, use items and strategically use your dash ability to finish first. In freeway mode, your objective is to set a high score by traveling the greatest distance within a set amount of time. Mastering the intricacies of each setting is crucial: you'll have to alternate between them in order to progress through the game and unlock all of its modes. With precise controls packed in and a driving techno soundtrack, Art Style: light trax offers an experience unlike any other. Are you ready to compete in a mind-bending race at the speed of light? Games in the Art Style series feature elegant design, polished graphics and pick-up-and-play controls, creating an experience focused purely on fun and engaging game play. Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. It's the coolest way to spend six bucks.
  2. Furious, wasp-in-a-jar electronica does little to diminish the pounding tension, while the restless minimalism of the visuals throws your perception into a blender, morphing seamlessly between 2D and 3D and back again, spinning you upside down before leaving you in a disorientated heap in the face of the next malevolent onslaught.
  3. It's not very easy to get to grips with but once it clicks it's very difficult to put down. [Sept 2010, p.91]
  4. Odd, but enjoyably so. [Sept 2010, p.99]
  5. Light Trax continues to zip along the fine line between puzzler and racer neatly. [Aug 2010, p.98]
  6. An innovative and cleverly nuanced mix of race game and puzzler - albeit a rather pretentious one.
  7. The game looks as simple as it plays. A black background and colored lines move on the screen and that's pretty much it. The retro-look is popular right now, but this games takes it a little bit too far. The gameplay isn't interesting enough to keep your attention for more than ten minutes.

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  1. Jun 1, 2011
    Minimalist racing game, while the races really do start as races the tracks soon become extremely tough and become a lesson in memorization in having to avoid all the traps. The 8 bit music is danceable, the game's visuals are pretty trippy and the free way mode is relaxing. Expand