Overview

Number of Players
8
Genre
Racing
Release Date

WiiWare

  • 28th Sep 2009, 800 points (USA)
  • 31st Jul 2009, 800 points (UK/EU)
Controller Support
Wii Remote, Nunchuk + Wii Remote, Classic

Screenshots (6)

Driift Mania Screenshot
Driift Mania Screenshot
Driift Mania Screenshot
Driift Mania Screenshot
Driift Mania Screenshot
Driift Mania Screenshot

Reviews

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    WiiWare

    Review Driift Mania

    Super Sprint and Super Off-Road had a baby and it's soooo cute!

    If you were a gamer in the mid-late 80s you'll probably remember a couple of arcade games called Super Sprint and Ivan "Ironman" Stewart's Super Off-Road, both of which gave 1-3 players the chance to compete in a series of races against human or computer-controlled opponents...

About The Game

Viewed from above, Driift Mania is a fast-paced racer that allows up to eight players to race each other, using cartoon-style cars.

Featuring twelve different tracks based on four themed environments – cityscape, hills, snow and a desert oasis – players can also select one of 32 vehicles from four categories. Each category is tailored for use within the different environments, with variations of speed, acceleration and handling and grip levels making specific vehicles ideal for particular locations.

Driift Mania’s multi-player modes allow users to play using combinations of Wii Remotes, Nunchucks and Classic Controllers, and seven game modes are on offer. These range from the single-player and multi-player championships, and Team Race, wherein participants are divided into two teams, with the winner determined by those that accrue the most points. The VIP mode elects one player per team as a VIP vehicle, who must be protected at all costs from the opposition cars, with the removal of the VIP car resulting in a win for the attacking team.

Driift Mania also uses ‘Contamination’ where a player is marked contagious and must contaminate very other player within a set period, while the ‘Cold Potato’ mode charges the user with collecting said vegetable and holding on to it for as long as possible! Finally, the ‘Meteorite’ option sees players embarking on a normal race, while trying to avoid a series of meteors as they fall from the sky.