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. AceGamez
    70
    Speed Racer the Videogame, much like the movie it's based upon, is a resounding victory of style over substance.
  2. It has lackluster graphics, awkward controls, and just doesn't make a memorable or worthwhile game experience.
  3. Despite having some great gameplay, SR: TVG is ultimately let down by its serious lack of depth.
  4. Excite Truck meets F-Zero – entertaining future-racer, but too short.
  5. 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.
  6. If you should spot Speed Racer in a bargain bin, and fancy a few hours of simple, entertaining arcade racing, it's worth a look.
  7. 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.
  8. When all is said and done, Speed Racer: The Videogame is a licensed title that is actually a fun game, but it's just not complete.
  9. While it represents a modest improvement over Enter The Matrix, it still shares a vital similarity in that it feels unfinished and rushed to market to meet a deadline.
  10. 60
    Speed Racer is a decent racing game, but it never gets your adrenaline pumping. Even the movie connection doesn't juice up the show. Also, unlike most racing for Nintendo systems, only two players can race in split screen mode, and there's no online mode at all.
  11. I was pleasantly surprised and then challenged at how well a game based on a movie was playing; good controls and level design make this a good find.
  12. 70
    A surprisingly adept and entertaining racing game. The fundamental gameplay mechanics are strong, the control well done, and the visual presentation more or less perfectly in tune with the film.
  13. Overall, Speed Racer is a very solid F-Zero clone with a few niggles dragging it down. Mainly, it’s the lack of a real sense of speed that disappointed us, which is something we adored about the F-Zero series.
  14. And so Speed Racer: The Videogame offers a solid, if unremarkable experience.
  15. Speed Racer is definitely a rental unless you're a fan of the television series or the newly released movie.
  16. 70
    Speed Racer is a very solid movie game tie in that does justice to the film. In fact, it's easily the best movie game tie in of the year, aside from the lack of content the game is a lot of fun and makes every other racing game feel slow.
  17. Speed Racer is a movie that assaults your eyes with colour and the game does its best to bring that to gamers.
  18. 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.

Awards & Rankings

#57 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
#81 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 »