GrooveRider: Slot Car Thunder Reviews (GameCube)
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Gaming Target (Dec 02, 2003)
Grooverider: Slot Car Thunder starts off on the right foot by mixing some of the best elements of the top racing and top kart racing titles. There are tons of unlockable cars and tracks and there are oodles of in-race power-ups to collect. The game is effectively difficult and, with everything unlocked, there is a great variety that will satisfy even fickle game players. The game is fun to play in short bursts, especially against three friends. The best part is that the game only gets better as you unlock more items.
64 Power / big.N / N Games (May, 2004)
Trotz der manchmal grassierenden Eintönigkeit ein absoluter Fun-Titel, wird Grooverider leider durch eine katastrophale Präsentation VERNICHTET. Die Menüführungen, die Grafik und der praktisch nicht vorhandene Sound würden selbst einem N64-Titel schlecht zu Gesicht stehen. Mensch, das hätte ein 80%-Titel werden können!
With 2003 being the year of the racer on the GameCube, with titles such as F-Zero, Mario Kart and Need for Speed Underground, Grooverider: Slot Car Thunder is able to separate itself form the pack through its simple control scheme and fast action gameplay. If you are looking for a racer for the kid who always crashes into the wall in other racing games, then Slot Car Thunder is the perfect choice. For everyone else, this is a good rental to test your reaction times, but not much else.
IGN (Mar 10, 2004)
Well, you get what you pay for, I guess. This is the very definition of a budget racer and I don't mean that in a good way. Basic arcadey track designs mix with stupidly simple controls and poor graphics for an end experience that falls somewhere below the average. Slot Car might be willing to brave some the backward design choices and mechanical defects and find some entertainment here, but most would do well to look elsewhere -- far away, if possible -- for their racing fix.
GamerFeed (Oct 24, 2003)
Although I've focused a lot on the negatives, I'd like to wrap things up by saying that Grooverider is not a bad game. It's just strictly OK. I didn't have to force myself to play it, even with other October releases begging to be put into my GameCube. The title is just a little too unforgiving, and the presentation and racing itself just a little too bland. I suggest that gamers looking for something different or fans of slot car racing give Grooverider a rent. There's a decent chance you'll find out it's well worth its $20 price tag.