Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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. This isn't what you'd call a 'non-game', however. Art Style: Light Trax has a deep set of mechanics that challenge and reward in equal measure, and make its gameplay as satisfying as the presentation is beautiful.
  5. Don't be fooled by the racing appearance, as light trax is just as much a puzzle game able to hold its strategic own against any other entry in the Art Style series. It's full of unconventional and clever ideas executed through an attractive neon minimalist style that can satisfy fans of both genres, especially those who have grown weary of the typical fare each tends to offer.
  6. One of the most successful Art Style experiments we've played, with a concept that deserves more. [July 2010, p.71]
  7. Light Trax continues to zip along the fine line between puzzler and racer neatly. [Aug 2010, p.98]
  8. An innovative and cleverly nuanced mix of race game and puzzler - albeit a rather pretentious one.
  9. Odd, but enjoyably so. [Sept 2010, p.99]
  10. If they make light trax 2 with a little more to do, a more consistently fair camera, and a versus mode, that game could get a 10.
  11. 65
    Art Style: Light Trax definitely looks better than it plays, but it's not a complete dud. It's just not as fun as its visual style, and when it comes to gameplay, it's one of the weaker additions to the "style and substance" download series from Nintendo.
  12. 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
    7
    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. Full Review »