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Speed Racer is based on the Wachowski Brothers film of the same name, which is in turn based on a Japanese anime series from the 1960's. The main storyline is based around winning the World Racing League Cup. This video game adaptation focuses on the racing aspect of the film. More than 15 characters from the film are represented as playable drivers in the game and the vehicles from the film can be selected from the game's menu.

The race tracks feature loops, jumps, corkscrews, and many twists and turns. They all have a high-tech look with bright colors. Up to six players are supported via Wireless Connection. Drivers can engage in combat during races by employing "car-fu" manoeuvres such as "tail toss", "boost bash", "smack down", "round house", and "torpedo", among others.


Speed Racer: The Videogame Nintendo DS I have won the tournament!
Speed Racer: The Videogame Nintendo DS Title screen with main menu.
Speed Racer: The Videogame Nintendo DS During long jumps you can rotate your car in crazy ways, doing flips and turns... just remember to land on your wheels again!
Speed Racer: The Videogame Nintendo DS Drifting also gains you new fans.

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Nintendojo 2008 9.1 out of 10 91
NintendoWorldReport May 06, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
NZGamer Jun 04, 2008 8 out of 10 80
IGN Dec 12, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Worth Playing Jun 06, 2008 7.3 out of 10 73
GamesRadar May 13, 2008 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) May 06, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Pocket Gamer UK Jun 02, 2008 7 out of 10 70
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Jul 15, 2008 6 out of 10 60
N-Europe May 20, 2008 6 out of 10 60


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lostsoul78 (2156) added Speed Racer: The Videogame (Nintendo DS) on Jan 10, 2010