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  • Summary: In Indianapolis 500 Legends, players assume the roles of 30 of the sport’s most daring real-life legends like Al Unser, A.J. Foyt and Parnelli Jones as they draft, dodge and slingshot through a virtual minefield on a track where speeds of up to 180 miles per hour defined racing’s frontier mentality. Experience crashes, upsets and thrills with mission-based racing that puts you in the middle of some of the Indy 500’s most famous and infamous moments. Drive the last of the front-engine roadsters; experiment with the first turbine cars or strap on the earliest sets of bolt-on wings. But buckle up - back then the rules were few, protection was a luxury and making it to the finish line was never guaranteed. [Destineer] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. In many ways, Indianapolis 500 Legends is more an interactive history lesson than a proper game. By limiting you to certain drivers and certain years, players gain a deep historical knowledge of certain races at the expense of all the others.
  2. As far as racing games with only one track goes, Indianapolis 500 Legends isn't half bad. Unfortunately its limited scope makes it difficult to recommend over some of the better racing games on the console.
  3. 58
    The game comes up short, and is only going to appeal to fans of the sport that can turn a blind eye to its faults, and instead enjoy what can at times be a fun nod to a racing era long forgotten.
  4. A pretty dull game. Almost every facet of this game feels monotonous and could even be described as boring.
  5. 40
    This game might be worth a rent for a diehard Indy fan who is not an experienced gamer.
  6. It's got bad graphics, boring, repetitive missions, and not enough variety to justify toiling through race after race. The game is really nothing more than a photo and video collection of the race's history with some interactive parts to tie it together.
  7. I’ve played better Flash games. I’ve played better racers on the Game Boy Advance. Those are both very sad statements that I hope I never have to make again.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. BobB.
    Jan 6, 2008
    10
    Great racing game. Accurate, challenging, fun!
  2. PatrickS.
    Jan 4, 2008
    8
    Fun racing game! The controls work well and the pit stop mini games are fun. Graphics aren't that great but it's on the wii so i didnt't expect the graphics to be good. If you like racers at least rent it. Expand
  3. ShawnK.
    Jun 27, 2008
    8
    This is actually a fun game. I love the mechanics of racing and the retro era. The many negatives I see lament that only one track is available. Well it is a game about one track...Indy! I do agree that they should not have limited the car selection so much. But the various cars do drive differently. Expand
  4. RichardHilleman
    Feb 13, 2008
    7
    I suspect this might be a game where the hardcore doesn't get it. It isn't mario kart, but it has its merits. By far the most effective driver aids on the platform, it is very hard to lose control in this game. The drafting/slingshot game mechanic are very nicely done. Now if I could only avoid the pits, and only '60's cars? Expand
  5. Andyman
    Mar 13, 2008
    2
    Ignore Bob B. The Corporate Marketing Goon below. The only thing "accurate" about this game is the information about the cars and track... the gameplay has little basis in reality. The only thing "challenging" is trying to keep your lunch down due to severe nausea resulting from profound regret over wasting your money. Finally, the only thing "fun" here is laughing at the absolutely pathetic visuals... racing games on the N64 looked better than this. Avoid this game at all costs, even if you are a die-hard racing fan. Instead, save your money for Mario Kart. Expand