Mario Kart on Steroids
This was way more fun than I had anticipated. I borrowed it from a friend and am purchasing it from Gamestop right now. The game uses the wii remote in a way no other non-nintendo game has. Remember when you used to play racing games on the NES? I would twist and turn the game pad this way and that, or jerk it one direction or another. Well, that is how you play Speed Racer. Jerk left and you knock the guy to your left off the track. Jerk the wiimote up and you jump. It sounds simple and you may think "duh" but it feels more natural than any other game I have played for the wii, aside from nintendo makes that is. I would highly recommend this game to anyone who likes mario kart. I wouldn't say it is better or worse that mario kart. I would just say that it is another great racing game. If there is a flaw in the game, it is it's lack of customization. The game has everything preset for you when it comes to cars and characters. But there are enough of those to unlock that it is a small issue.
Not a Speed Racer fan generally, buuuttt...
This game is great! If you just feel like sitting down for a few racing matches or going the whole yard, I'm sure this would be a great game for you. I'm not a big fan of Speed Racer in general, nor racing games, but this game is just fun. I love how you stay on the track, no road signs to run into, no crazy sharp turns to stop the race, etc. It's a smooth fluid race with car combat and it's a blast. My only real complaint is the graphics not being HD simply for the reason that sometimes the "Speed up" panels that give you more speed bleed into the background and are hard to spot at times. Other than that, this is a blast.
A REAL WINNER!!!
I'm a huge fan of Speed Racer, the cartoon, and I love a good racing game. Still I was very worried about purchasing this title. The reason being is that I've owned a Wii since they hit the market, and until Mario Kart Wii, no one has been able to design a decent racer for the system. They have all had major control problems and they were not able to deliver the feel of speed that other systems have. I do not know what the developers did with this game, but they were able to overcome those issues and deliver, hitting all cylinders. This game controls perfect and the feeling of all out speed is great. You can either use the Wiimote or the Wii wheel that came out with Mario Kart. Both work flawlessly but I highly recommend the Wii wheel, it adds a lot of fun to the experience. The character roster is huge and while there is very little vehicle customization, each character's vehicle brings different strengths to the race. You are even able to create alliances with other racers that assist you during races, helping to defeat your rivals. This is a great racing game with depth and enough skill needed to win, which makes it addicting. This is not your typical movie based game here. They went out of their way to craft a great racing game that I would say is a blend of wipeout with some burnout thrown in. With three classes of racing, stunt mode, and a battle mode you'll be playing this one for a while. GREAT FUN!
Great Racing Game!!
For all of you waiting for a fast, fun, sleek racing game specifically for the Wii- here it is! Not available on the other systems- the Wachoski Brothers who are active gamers- have set their sights on a super Wii offering, Movie tickets included with the disk. Fast races, easy to learn controls especially with the Wii Wheel, entertaining side story lines, lots of ways to jump-flip-knockout the competition. Or just drive fast and furious- you make the choice. Unlock lots of stuff. Character voices are not annoying- graphics are excellent- music is catchy- fun fun fun for all. Thanks to the creators- we've been waiting
This Game is AMAZING!
this game is amazing because you can hit people and have them blow up. It is a neat game also b/c you go up to 500 mph. This game is fun for kid gamers and i think anyone who thinks speed racer is awesome
When I first got this game as a gift, I thought it would be terrible. I was as wrong as I'll ever be. This is honestly one of the best games I've played ever. After about a week or two, or at least until you know the controls, it is an amazing game. The fact that you're both trying to race and not get killed at the same time is phenomenal. This game is worth WAY more than $5.
this game is amazing and is fun but when you get to the big championships and class 2 it gets a little hard and the disc is scratched but thats not a major problem (for you). this game is amazing and they really like and they really did good with people you can have an ally with somebody.
Speed Racer is not a great game. It's basically a bunch of people going around and killing other people with cars. NOT FUN. The instructions don't tell you how to do any of the stunts so I never really got to enjoy it. STAY AWAY FROM THIS GAME.
I really want 2 get this game 4 me and it seems it is a little underpriced but overall it seems a game right 4 me