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GameTap GDC 08: Speed Racer Preview

GameTap writes: Speed Racer the movie, as written and directed by Andy and Larry Wachowski (The Matrix, V for Vendetta), has all sorts of questions swirling around it, not the least of which are concerns by loyal fans of the 1960s Japanese anime that the Matrix masterminds are going to submarine the series. Speed Racer the videogame is pretty much what you'd expect it to be, even though the Wachowski's influence extends to the Wii game, too.

What immediately strikes you about Speed Racer are the dazzling, candy-colored graphics. The gleaming color scheme is meant to reflect the visual style of the film, and in fact all but one of the 15 track models are straight from the movie. Blasting around wicked track layouts that fiendishly loop, twist, and turn like a psychedelic roller coaster is sometimes an eye-searing experience. Every now and then you string together speed boosts and you rocket into Zone mode, which looks like you're driving with night vision goggles on acid.

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