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  • Summary: Players take on the role of the characters from the Speed Racer film, getting behind the wheels of each character’s signature vehicles to experience first hand the film’s high adrenaline, combative racing style. The car-fu style of action within the game closely represent the action stylePlayers take on the role of the characters from the Speed Racer film, getting behind the wheels of each character’s signature vehicles to experience first hand the film’s high adrenaline, combative racing style. The car-fu style of action within the game closely represent the action style designed by the Wachowski brothers for the film itself as they lend direction and assets to the development team directly from their Berlin set. Written and directed by the Wachowski brothers and produced by Joel Silver, Speed Racer is based on the classic series created by anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshida. Speed Racer follows the young race car driver Speed in his quest for glory on and off the track in his thundering Mach 5. The film features other characters that fans of the show remember, including Speed's family and his mysterious arch-rival, Racer X. [Warner Bros.] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 30
  2. Negative: 2 out of 30
  1. It is unfortunate that the movie performed as poorly as it did, as the game is one of the better arcade-style racing games that have come out in a long time.
  2. You won't find an epic amount of unique content here (perhaps throwing the full price tag into question for some), but while it lasts, Speed Racer: The Videogame is a thrilling, futuristic race experience that succeeds with stylish visuals, incredible speed, and addictive combat.
  3. Races are frantic and the controls are a pleasure, and the only regret is that there isn't much in the way of track diversity.
  4. If you are a fan of the Speed Racer label then you will have a good reason to go check out Speed Racer: The Videogame.
  5. It's a novel idea that works, yet despite the fun racing action, Speed Racer suffers from limited tracks, a short Championship Mode and no online play. It's worth a few hours of your time, but don't spend $49.99 for it.
  6. If you are a fan of racers and are looking for something other than Mario Kart then this is certainly a game worth looking at.
  7. 42
    It is fun ripping around in two player mode trying to trash or out pace each other in your favorite ride, which is probably the best time to be had in the game. However, all this can't really justify putting up with the horrible AI ramblings, poor graphics and awkward controls that make this game so frustrating and monotonous at times.

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  1. BrentG.
    Nov 28, 2008
    10
    This is the ultimate Wii racing game. From the incredible graphics to the fantastic music to the wide variety of race courses and all of the This is the ultimate Wii racing game. From the incredible graphics to the fantastic music to the wide variety of race courses and all of the "Car Fu" action, it is our families favorite Wii game from our 5 year old to Dad. The game really brings the car racing concept of the movie to life. This one game made the Wii worth owning and we are still playing it enthusiastically months later. Expand
  2. Jun 7, 2012
    10
    Speed Racer!!!!!!! The movie is a funny disaster, but the game OMG is amazing and funny, have all the cars that appear in the movie. SpeedSpeed Racer!!!!!!! The movie is a funny disaster, but the game OMG is amazing and funny, have all the cars that appear in the movie. Speed Racer is a great game. Expand
  3. Dec 16, 2012
    9
    This is a very good racing game; in the leagues of Mario Kart perhaps. While the movie was terrible, this is one of the exceptions to theThis is a very good racing game; in the leagues of Mario Kart perhaps. While the movie was terrible, this is one of the exceptions to the common law that "movie video games suck." There are only five main racetracks but they courses are altered so you can get 6 different tracks out of one scenario. There are also a wide array of characters to choose from and they all have their own unique race car. One thing that I surprisingly liked was "Car Fu", which is doing Karate and Kung Fu moves with your car on other racers. The points you get from these moves can are turned into energy in a bar. When the energy fills up, you have a speed boost. The nice thing about these speed boosts though, is that they can stack upon one another (to a max of 4) and releasing all 4 simultaneously will turn you into an unstoppable speed machine. If you were uninspired by the movie, don't let that influence your decision to play this game. BUY. Expand
  4. Jun 16, 2014
    8
    You complain there's no fzero game on the wii....we'll here it is! It's more easy but still good. The car-fu is the only car compat I actuallyYou complain there's no fzero game on the wii....we'll here it is! It's more easy but still good. The car-fu is the only car compat I actually like in racing games. It's a awesome game that racing fans should play! Expand
  5. RockyM.
    May 7, 2008
    8
    Hey this is a must buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hey hey hey i know it comes only a week after kart! but woah (my bad keanu lol) for a game i am sure Hey this is a must buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hey hey hey i know it comes only a week after kart! but woah (my bad keanu lol) for a game i am sure none of us expected anything from(being a movie tie in and all)wow this game delivers lets call it a combination of f-zero gx burnout with a slight dash of mario kart thrown in, the voice overs from the real actors is fun and a great touch, the car fu is natural once u get the hang, the speed ....well like i said f-zero on the wii comes to mind , the control is really good the soundtrack nice , i cant say enough even if the w bros. jack the movie up at least wb interactive gave us the best speed racer game to date , on a final note on a system that lacks an f-zero or a wave race(to long time nintendo franchises)this is a needed and welcomed arcade addition to the wii, finally a third party racing game not from the big n that is worth the price of admission, o btw the graphics are decent for a wii game no seriously they are lol. Expand
  6. EliIdono
    Jun 11, 2008
    7
    My friends little bro picked it up, and I have to say, not so bad. It has the I always win easy feel to it and the easy Im better feeling, itMy friends little bro picked it up, and I have to say, not so bad. It has the I always win easy feel to it and the easy Im better feeling, it is like a fps where you never die, every racing game just is plain hard this tones it down and lets you sit back and actually just play! Expand