Summary: First of all, I know this game is for DS but it has nothing in common with Need for Speed or even Mario Kart DS. Although there is a preety good selection of cool cars, you can do little more to customize them than changing their color. The cars handle ok but it is very easy to lose control of the cars and it is very frustrating to lose a race because the game made you wipe out and then try the same race over and over again.
Summary: I remember writing a review for Micro Machines many years ago.....Codemasters then were Gods of Gaming and they are today. Have been playing computer games since the early 80's and this is one of the best games i have ever played on any system let alone a DS. Possibly, for Car Racing fans this is Nervana...it is sheer class and the reason to own a DS....PERFECTION DOES EXIST AND IT'S CALLED GRID....
Summary: When it comes to street racing games for the DS, you don't have an awful lot of choices. Other than the Need for Speed series, there isn't much that's worth playing on the DS in this department, but thankfully, Grid manages to provide street racing gamers a pretty good time. Offering a decent amount of races, events, and options; Grid mixes elements of arcade racing with simulation as well, providing a pretty good experience.
Summary: GRID is an interesting game. It is a wonderful racing game that really shows what the DS is capable of. It allows for damage and the effects on how the car handles, and even allows you to tweak the cars performance some. It will not be mistaken for a game like Gran Turismo, since the depth is no where near that title. (C'mon, it's meant as a more arcade-style racer, you know that is why you would buy a title like this.