Speed Racer Wii

Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 30
  2. Negative: 2 out of 30
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  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. 83
    Unlike the vast majority of videogame adaptations designed to further boost Hollywood's already bulging coffers, Speed Racer doesn't overreach by trying to justify its existence with masses of unnecessary gameplay fluff, convoluted storylines and flashy worthless extras. Instead it keeps its focus solely on fun-filled Car-Fu racing, not needing to swamp the gameplay with star likenesses and vocal performances in an effort to paper over any developmental shortcomings.
  3. Speed Racer is a good racing game. The key to the success of the game is its simplicity, so it is suitable for beginners and pros.
  4. 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.
  5. Speed Racer at its core is an amazing game, with great depth, control, and nice difficulty progression. Perhaps Sidhe Interactive will use this great engine (and maybe even the Speed Racer license) for another title with more inspired track design, better graphics, and a more fully-featured package overall.
  6. 75
    For what it is, with voiceovers from the actors, what I imagine is probably movie soundtrack, and some excellent-looking, swift racing with seriously fun combat stunts, Speed Racer: The Videogame is awesome.
  7. Not a bad portable racer by any means, but there has been better. I'd suggest this one more for the younger crowd, due to the simplified controls if for no other reason.
  8. 75
    Speed Racer: The Videogame excels at multiplayer, allowing two people to play split screen across a variety of Championship races.
  9. Quite simply, Speed Racer works while it lasts. It is not an exceptionally long or difficult game, but while it lasts, it is unusually awesome, managing to distill many of the greatest elements of the original "Speed Racer" series and movie into one manic whole.
  10. 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.

Awards & Rankings

70
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#58 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
92
#92 Most Shared Wii Game of 2008
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Nov 21, 2015
    7
    A good fun game whihc has some similaries to f-zero but you can smash your car againt other racers to protect yourself. The tracks can getA good fun game whihc has some similaries to f-zero but you can smash your car againt other racers to protect yourself. The tracks can get boring but its a solid racing game! Full Review »
  2. 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! Full Review »
  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. Full Review »