Excerpt: Genre: Racing Publisher: NEC Interchannel Developer: NdCube Release Date: April 17, 2003 Buy 'TUBE SLIDER': GameCube The announcement last January that corporate giant NEC was planning on getting back into the games business was a surprising one.
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!
Summary: Tube Slider looks and feels good. Unfortunately the very linear tracks and lack of variety keep it from taking 1st place. The same game with better level design could be a 5 star game. After an 8 year hiatus NEC is back, and planning to produce titles for all three major consoles.
Pros: Fast, Fun, Futuristic Racing, True 360 degree maneuverability, Sharp, smooth graphics, even with 4 players
Cons: Lack of depth - only 10 tracks, Linear, not enough variety
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).