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Speed Racer in The Challenge of Racer X

DOS - 1993

Alt names Speed Racer in The Challenge of RacerX, Speed Racer no Desafio do Corredor X
Year 1993
Platform DOS
Released in United States (1993)
Brazil (1994)
Genre Racing / Driving
Theme Anime / Manga, Arcade, Automobile, Licensed Title, Street Racing, TV Cartoons
Publisher Accolade, Inc.
Developer Accolade, Inc.
Perspective Behind view
4.36 / 5 - 67 votes

Description of Speed Racer in The Challenge of Racer X

"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

MAZter 2023-12-03 0 point

Manual and Mach V specification booklet:

the Doser 2020-01-14 1 point

If you need any password, just search for "Speed Racer in The Challenge of Racer X manual" on DuckDuckGo. I found a spanish one or so.

Green 2018-02-15 1 point

Well I liked it as a kid. :P

sujal 2015-10-22 1 point

thank you


go speed racer, GOOOO!!!!

Boy2 man 2015-09-03 0 point

I like this game is change my mide

abu 2014-04-18 0 point DOS version

i love this game pleases on this game

Steven McFly Jr 2013-11-20 -1 point DOS version

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

i do a capital C

eddy 2013-04-01 -3 points DOS version

how to install it

speed racer 2012-11-18 1 point DOS version

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

MALCOLM 2012-07-26 0 point DOS version

I wanted bad
so could play

speed racer nex 2012-07-10 0 point DOS version

can't play

dianamice 2012-05-24 -1 point DOS version


speed racer 2012-03-10 0 point DOS version

is saw a video it was great

speed racer 2011-11-26 0 point DOS version

i like it

Paperinik77pk 2010-11-21 1 point DOS version

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!

Videogamer555 2010-09-24 -1 point DOS version

Obvious F-Zero knockoff.

allanon 2009-02-16 0 point DOS version

there is a manual??

pickles 2008-03-28 0 point DOS version

oh god yes, i though this disappeared

Invasores 2008-03-10 0 point DOS version

This game is the best.

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