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TrackMania DS (Nintendo DS)

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Description

The TrackMania series is now going portable with this Nintendo DS release.

Race with over 100 tracks by yourself or with your friends. The new modes exclusive to the game are Platform, in which you must navigate through complex levels without using too many retries, and Puzzle, in which you must create your own map with checkpoints and a limited number of building blocks to connect the pieces, and race to the finish, while the Race mode is left intact. The game includes three environments to race: Desert (the environment used in TrackMania Original), Rally, and Stadium (the environment used in TrackMania Nations).

Instead of complex racing simulators where you have to measure a correct speed to turn through narrow roads, this is an arcade-style racing game with high speeds (over 400 km/h!) and simple controls. All you have is accelerate, brake, horn and that's it! Of course, like it's PC counterparts, you can freely reset the track if you fall of the track, or if you want a better medal. There are three types of medals: bronze, silver and gold. You can either race with AI opponents or race by yourself. The main objective is to get to the finish line as fast as possible. The target time is given to you at the beginning of every track, depending on for which medal you are racing.

The game also includes a built-in map editor, which allows you to create a custom map with your stylus.

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User Reviews

A good arcade racing game NeoJ (428) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

The Press Says

Worth Playing Feb 15, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
GamingExcellence Mar 03, 2009 8.1 out of 10 81
GameZone Mar 03, 2009 8 out of 10 80
IGN Mar 17, 2009 7.8 out of 10 78
Game Freaks 365 Mar 25, 2009 7.6 out of 10 76
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 14, 2008 15 out of 20 75
Digital Chumps Mar 13, 2009 7.4 out of 10 74
Mygamer.com Jun 08, 2009 7.4 out of 10 74
Gemakei (formerly Zentendo) Mar 04, 2009 7 out of 10 70
NintendoWorldReport Mar 23, 2009 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

TrackMania DS appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Luka Milutinovic (170) added TrackMania DS (Nintendo DS) on Jun 21, 2009