PALGN writes: "We usually approach movie tie-ins with caution. In most cases they simply don't stack up against other games on the market, largely due to the lack of resources put into their development by publishers looking to make a quick buck. The DS version of Speed Racer: The Videogame had great potential. The game has quite a few interesting gameplay mechanics, feels fast and, more importantly, is fun to play. Unfortunately, there are a few flaws that prevent it from reaching first place.
Despite being based on the film there's no particular story in Speed Racer: The Videogame - Speed, Racer X and a few others from the series simply compete in championship races. The game offers two main single-player modes: Arcade and World Racing League, which acts as a championship mode. Once you select the desired mode you'll then get to choose from a range of racers, all of whom have their own unique speed, drifting, boost and handling attributes."