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TrackMania DS
7.6 out of 10

TrackMania DS

Breaking the established rules of the racing genre, the TrackMan Read more

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Overall 9
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Gameplay 8
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Graphics 9
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Sound 9
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Replay value 10
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TrackMania DS

Family Friendly Gaming
22 July 2013
  • Excerpt: I can see Trackmania DS becoming an instant classic in the year of our Lord 2009. What makes Trackmania DS so interesting to us at Family Friendly Gaming is Atlus is not known for this kind of a video game. So I did a double take to make sure I had the publisher right. Sure enough it is Atlus, and this is very encouraging. It is great to see a publisher like them spread their wings, and actively fly towards families.
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Overall 7
6.5

This Little Racer Is A Little Low Octane

Game Informer
22 September 2009
  • Conclusion: Concept: Bring the popular PC racing franchise to DS Graphics: Simple, yet surprisingly smooth Sound: Zippy engine noise mixed with Euro techno Playability: Racing controls smoothly. The same cannot be said for the track editor Entertainment: You'll be fine if you focus on the racing mode Replay: Moderately High
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Keeping kids busy for hours

GameCritics.com
16 May 2009
  • Conclusion: There's no "real" racing in any of the modes.
  • Pros: Lots of content for those who want it.
  • Cons: The track creator needs a lot more work on the interface.
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Overall 8
7.8
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 7
6.6
Control 7
7.4
Addiction 8
8.0

Trackmania DS Review

Cheat Code Central
16 May 2009

Trackmania DS

playmagazine
8 May 2009
  • Conclusion: So, yes, while Trackmania's much-loved online gameplay isn't available here, local multiplayer is at least an option. Stadium races can be shared between friends via single cart download play, or up to four players that all own copies of the game can compete in the full roster of courses and multiplayer game types. Where you'll probably end up spending most of your time, however, will be in the single player mode.
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Ingenious, compelling race game lets you build racetracks.

Common Sense Media
8 May 2009
  • Summary: Parents need to know that even though the "E" rating suggests the game is fine for young players, the construction of the tracks requires some sophistication that younger players won't have. Kids as young as age 4 can race, but to appreciate the full benefit of what this game has to offer, it is best played by kids 6-up.
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TrackMania DS Review

VideoGamer.com
4 May 2009
  • Excerpt: Trackmania has gained quite a following on the PC over the last few years. Releasing the brilliant Trackmania Nations for free helped a lot, but the fun arcade racing with an emphasis on time trials had a lot to do with it. There's also a big community of track designers, so you're never short of new content. In theory, the game seemed like a great fit for the DS.
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Overall 7
6.5

Expert Review

Game Informer
1 May 2009
  • Summary: Trackmania is hit or miss for me. The standard arcade racing is simple, if shallow, fun. The platform levels are a unique attempt to do something different, requiring you to navigate tricky tracks filled with sky-high jumps and fifty-foot potholes, these levels' cheap ''deaths'' are little too frustrating. The puzzle bits allows you to assemble uncompleted tracks and make race courses with a limited toolset.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Kidzworld
2 April 2009
  • Excerpt: The popular online racing game finally arrives on the Nintendo DS and does it with style.
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 5
5.0
Control 8
8.0
Addiction 8
8.0

TrackMania DS

Nintendo World Report
23 March 2009
  • Summary: The Trackmania series moves from the PC to the DS, and is scaled down accordingly.
  • Pros: Each vehicle type controls differently, requiring different skills, Lots of different tracks and challenges, Powerful track editor, Retains accessibility of PC version
  • Cons: Game camera is problematic during jumps, Online racing and track sharing is sorely missed, Skill level of computer racers can make things frustrating
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