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Speed Racer in The Challenge of Racer X

DOS - 1993

Alt names
Speed Racer no Desafio do Corredor X, Speed Racer in The Challenge of RacerX
Year
1993
Platform
DOS
Released in
United States
Genre
Action, Racing / Driving
Theme
Anime / Manga, Arcade, Licensed Title
Publisher
Accolade, Inc.
Developer
Accolade, Inc.
Perspective
3rd-Person
4.41 / 5 - 39 votes

Description of Speed Racer in The Challenge of Racer X

Developed by Accolade, Inc. and published by Accolade, Inc., Speed Racer in The Challenge of Racer X (also known as Speed Racer no Desafio do Corredor X, Speed Racer in The Challenge of RacerX) is a action, racing / driving game revolving around anime / manga, arcade, licensed title. It was published in 1993, feel free to download and play it now!

"The Mach-5 is the most complex and ingenious car ever built, a tribute to my father's imagination, genius, and technical skill!" -- Speed RacerJapan's Mach GoGoGo [retitled Speed Racer outside Japan] anime gained cultish popularity in the 1960s. We recall nostalgically Speed Racer's fight against a bizarre rogues' gallery of villains--villains with creepy names like Ace Deucey, Mr. Fixer, and Tongue Blaggard. Each episode brought complex family dynamics; Dadaist, oneiric race tracks; comedy and tragedy; and virtuousness. Speed Racer's courage was as important as his Mach-5 in attaining victory. Given the anime's popularity, an official Speed Racer computer game seems bound for success.

Unfortunately, Accolade botched the blockbuster license so badly with The Challenge of Racer X that it is not surprising the game quickly disappeared from store shelves. For starters, Speed Racer's car is ridiculously easy to drive-- there is no friction, no inertia that will convince you that you're driving a car and not a feather. The tracks are boring, and there is little variation to spice up the races. The only thing that saves the game from a Real Dog award is the inclusion of Mach-5's capabilities that anime fans will be familiar with: there's "autojack," for jumping; "belt tires," for traction; "chopper," for cutting [when selected, you see twin rotary saws extend from the Mach-5's front], and more. These are fun to try out, but after a while you will discover that they add little to the game except as a diversion to gameplay. Overall, a lackluster racing game that only die-hard fans of the anime will likely enjoy. Strip away the license, and there is little content underneath the silver chrome.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

#11303

abu added this comment on 2014-04-18 :

i love this game pleases on this game

#9118

Steven McFly Jr added this comment on 2013-11-20 :

U can play ... just enter any character into where it asks using a manual ... anything works ...

i do a capital C

#6699

eddy added this comment on 2013-04-01 :

how to install it

#5126

speed racer added this comment on 2012-11-18 :

guys you can run it with dos box but way of need the manual for the full vercion if someone get it please tell

#4113

MALCOLM added this comment on 2012-07-26 :

I wanted bad
so could play

#3910

speed racer nex added this comment on 2012-07-10 :

can't play

#3597

dianamice added this comment on 2012-05-24 :

hahahaha

#3146

speed racer added this comment on 2012-03-10 :

is saw a video it was great

#2377

speed racer added this comment on 2011-11-26 :

i like it

#1068

Paperinik77pk added this comment on 2010-11-21 :

It's a strange game...

Nice, colorful graphics...but no perspective at all. Cars don't fit on the road!
Played for hours!

3 out of 5!

#922

Videogamer555 added this comment on 2010-09-24 :

Obvious F-Zero knockoff.

#381

allanon added this comment on 2009-02-16 :

there is a manual??

#56

pickles added this comment on 2008-03-28 :

oh god yes, i though this disappeared

#38

Invasores added this comment on 2008-03-10 :

This game is the best.

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