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Destruction Derby Ahoy!

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TNT Racers was a solid WiiWare title that was released in April 2012 in North America so how does this Nitro Machines Edition stack up? Find out in our review!

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Gameplay And Controls:

The object of TNT Racers is to force your competition off the screen or destroy them by using power-ups in a variety of different modes including knockout, timed knockout, shadow races, etc. Each mode has unique gameplay mechanics, but for the most part the object is destroy or be destroyed!

The Gamepad is required for single player races and sadly the controls do feel a little wonky which makes progressing in the campaign very difficult, but it's not bad enough to call the controls broken, they just could have been better.

The game features a fair amount of content and should keep you entertained for awhile!

The local multiplayer is where this game really shines however, and if you have friends to play this game with do so as it is seriously fun!

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Graphics And Sounds:

The graphics in TNT Racers: Nitro Machines Edition have the same cell-shaded cartoon look of the WiiWare version of the game, but the lighting and effects have a fairly impressive HD look that really makes the game look much better than the previous title on the WiiWare service.

The music is fairly good in this title, but the sound effects can get repetitive after awhile, but all and all the game does a good job in the sound department!

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With fun gameplay, excellent local multiplayer and sweet cell-shaded graphics TNT Racers: Nitro Machines Edition is a good racing title for the Wii U eshop, however wonky controls do hinder the enjoyability of the game. Still we recommend this title for those of you who are looking for a fun multiplayer title available on the Wii U eshop!

Score: 7/10

Last edited by Ichigofan on February 11th 2016, 3:06 pm; edited 1 time in total

Review: TNT Racers - Nitro Machines Edition (Wii U eShop) Rukiafan7

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Very nice review Rukiafan Smile
Um...thank you for the multiplayer matches @Rukiafan I had so much fun! Smile
If you wanna have some fun with your friends this game is a really good choice. Smile
^ It's a shame the online multiplayer was omitted from this sequel. Sad
Aqua Cherry Blossom
on October 7th 2013, 2:40 pmAqua Cherry Blossom
Nice review @Rukiafan. =)
@Nintenbro hopefully it'll be added in a software update lol? Neutral
on October 7th 2013, 2:52 pmMetroidBlaster
Yeah it's a shame that there isn't any online multiplayer in the game.
on October 7th 2013, 3:15 pmStaroceancrazy
It's still a good game though the review is very accurate Very Happy
I did not like this game, but I think that the score is just about right since I'm sure there are people who would really enjoy the game it just wasn't my cup of tea. Smile
I'll take a kart racer like Mario Kart or Crash Tag Team Racing over this game any day of the week, but I wouldn't say that the game is awful it just isn't a game that can keep you entertained for hours at a time.
Rena Ryuugu Fanboy
on October 10th 2013, 3:56 pmRena Ryuugu Fanboy
Another sweet review from Rukiafan!
on October 11th 2013, 2:35 pmSonicKnuckles
This game would be better as a purely racing title instead of a destruction derby knockout game.
I thought it would be a good place for the Wii U - WiiWare Side-by-side comparison on TNT Racers here.


Total amount of Tracks in Wii U version: 13 (it's 26 but half of them are mirrored versions)
Total amount of Tracks in WiiWare version: 10 (6 without DLC; again half of them mirrored)

Available in WiiWare and Wii U version:
1. Beach
2. Oasis
3. Lost City
4. Jungle
5. Ice Lake
6. Mountain
7. Speedway (WiiWare Drift Pack DLC)
8. Velocista (WiiWare Drift Pack DLC)
9. Vulcan (WiiWare Formula TNT DLC)
10. Fire Cave (WiiWare Formula TNT DLC)

Available only in the Wii U version:
11. Arctic
12. Waterfall
13. Summit


Amount of Vehicles in Wii U version: 16
Amount of Vehicles in WiiWare version: 6 (10 with both DLC packs)

Available in both versions:
1. Standard
2. Trekker
3. Coupé
4. GT
5. Truck
6. Crunsher
7. Racing Car (WiiWare Drift Pack)
8. Speedracer (WiiWare Drift Pack)
9. Rocket (WiiWare Formula TNT Pack)
10. UFO (WiiWare Formula TNT Pack)

These 6 vehicles are only in the Wii U version:
11. Beetle
12. Rolls
13. Bus
14. Chicken
15. Turtle
16. Turbocar


Wii U: 16
WiiWare: 14 (same items, except missing Time Machine and World Flipper)
Well, I really like this game. You get pretty good content for such a low price. But don't expect a Wii U experience. It's old school, and it has very basic graphics, but it makes up for it with a great sense of speed and is totally awesome with 4 friends that are into racing games as well. Despite it's simple controls it starts getting really deep once you master drifting, getting a rush throughout the highspeed classes and learn to put plenty of cool items to your advantage.

I completed the game in all modes now, and the difficulty is much more balanced than it was in the WiiWare version. In fact the one level I couldn't beat in the WiiWare version is much easier now. Destroy now only 100 statues instead of 120. It's also easier because the new cars are all amazing. It's also nice to check out online leaderboards for each of the 75 challenges, definately something for the competitive (would have been nice if you could race ghosts MotoHeroz style though.)

In the times of SNES and N64 this game would have been a classic. Me and my bros agree that apart from very minor issues (soundtrack, camera sometimes, small bugs, no online multiplayer) this is a very fun game.


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