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.
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.
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...
Excerpt: TrackMania DS is the latest title released by fan-favorite publisher Atlus, although it's not quite what one would expect. Instead of something RPG-related or strategy-based, it's straight racing... well, sort of.
Pros: Lots of content for those who want it.
Cons: The track creator needs a lot more work on the interface.
Summary: In the genre of hardcore arcade racing games, you can’t more niche than TrackMania. The games are well known for their highly competitive gameplay, not to mention their controversial and potentially invasive DRM.
Excerpt: Name: TrackMania DS Genre: Racing Platform: Nintendo DS The DS doesn’t have too many good racing games. Actually, it really only has one or two. There’s Mario Kart , which puts a focus on shooting shells, and Indianapolis 500 Legends , which put a focus on, well, the Indy 500.
Excerpt: I think Jason had some reservations about sending me Trackmania DS. My email with him went something like this: Jason: So I’ve got Trackmania ... I need someone who’s serious about racing games. Me: “Ooooh, I’ll review Trackmania ! I’ve played tons of racing games, like Mario Kart and Excite Truck!