All told, Speed Racer: The Videogame is a forgiving, kid-friendly experience. Any times GamePro somehow fell off the course were balanced by the times they probably should have, but didn't. Since you never actually explode, it's pretty much mindless fun, even when dealing with AI that always seems to manage to catch up. It's too bad there's no downloadable multiplayer option, but up to five can join in with their own cards. For those not quite willing to pop for the Wii Wheelin' version or who need their Speed on the road, the DS game holds its own.
PROS: Super friendly "car-fu" controls, wireless for up to six, decent 3-D.
CONS: Some AI rubberbanding, puzzling lack of award ceremony screen.