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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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IGN PlayStation 2 Oct 17, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Worth Playing Wii Jun 14, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Gaming Age Wii May 23, 2008 B 75
GameDaily Wii May 07, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Game Vortex Wii May, 2008 70 out of 100 70
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Wii Jun 20, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Avid Gamer Wii May 23, 2008 6 out of 10 60 Wii Jun 13, 2008 12 out of 20 60
ZTGameDomain Wii Jun 04, 2008 4.2 out of 10 42
GNT - Generation Nouvelles Technologies Wii Jun 27, 2008 3 out of 10 30


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