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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 and it is the first third-party game for the Wii to support the Wii Wheel. 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. Maximum speeds during the races can exceed 350 MPH.

The race tracks feature loops, jumps, corkscrews, and many twists and turns. They all have a high-tech look with bright colors. The game offers split-screen multiplayer in addition to single player races. 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.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Speed Racer: Le Jeu Video" -- French title

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Game Shark Wii Jun 04, 2008 A- 91 Wii Jun 02, 2008 83 out of 100 83
NintendoWorldReport Wii May 05, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
NZGamer Wii Jun 03, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Wii Jun 20, 2008 7 out of 10 70
GameDaily Wii May 07, 2008 7 out of 10 70
IGN Wii May 09, 2008 7 out of 10 70 Wii May 14, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65 Wii Jun 18, 2008 13 out of 20 65 PlayStation 2 Oct 17, 2008 12 out of 20 60


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