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Speed Racer

The Wachowski's do Mario Kart

Set in a world where car culture is the culture, Speed Racer is set to blaze its psychedelic, loop-the-loop, so-fast-your-eyes-water trail this summer.

Based on the Wachowski brothers' film of the same name, you get behind the wheel of each character's signature car, competing in the World Racing League on rollercoaster-style tracks at breakneck speeds.

Car fu fighting

This is no ordinary race, though. Each car has four independently turning wheels, allowing you to make the most of the game's 'car fu' combat system.

Earn points by jumping, flipping and out-manoeuvring your opponent off the track.

The more fancy and complex your moves, the more 'energy' you earn in 'The Zone' - an eyeball-vibrating power surge primed for turbo.

You can also establish alliances with other drivers in order to gang up against your enemies.

Speed Racer seems ideal for the Wii, though we have our concerns about using a wheel peripheral for control. Play seems slightly easier on the DS, but we'll keep our fingers crossed for fun.

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