Excerpt: NEC Interchannel’s first offering to the U.S. public is an ultramodern racer with the unfortunate name of “Tube Slider” (which brings to mind images of puffy, waxy-skinned man sliding through a waterpark on an inner tube and not the sleek, speed-rich vehicles that are actually in the game). Well, at least it wasn’t called Tube Slider Xtreme.
Conclusion: Possibly the biggest letdown of TS is the small number of tracks available. The tracks included are well designed. All the tracks are enclosed tubes – hey, that’s where the title came from! – and whip around and around some cool environments that you can never take a good look at unless you like riding in 4 th Place. The presentation is great but also lacking are the racing modes, which break down to the bare necessities: Time Trial, Grand Prix and Free Race.