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Driift Mania (WiiWare)

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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.

Game Review

Review

Europe PAL Version

Posted by Sean Aaron

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...

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User Comments (30)

WindOnFire

#6

WindOnFire said:

Looks alright but I want to know how you control. It says the controllers it supports, but how do you actually do it? Maybe they'll use the pointer that'd be cool.

Jack_Package

#8

Jack_Package said:

Back in the day, I loved top down, single screen racers. I'm a little concerned thats there's only 12 tracks, although 'meteorite' mode sounds like it could add sommat extra to the mix

KnucklesSonic8

#10

KnucklesSonic8 said:

32 vehicles? Well, that alone shows promise since other racers have had a low selection of vehicles. 12 is a good number, IMO, when compared with say, HRS which had 6. Depends on the size, though.

Oh and I agree, Wi-Fi would be great.

LEGEND_MARIOID

#12

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

This doesn't really fo anything for me. Micro Machines V4 WAS pretty good though so I'll wait for the revw...

BF-Medic

#15

BF-Medic said:

Can barely wait for this!! If it has Wi-Fi multiplayer it will be da poo!
Could we please also get the Arcade version of Super Off Road?

jhuhn

#16

jhuhn said:

Looks like this game could be targeted for a July 31 release for the PAL regions.

Metal_Slime

#18

Metal_Slime said:

I love this kind of game! Super Sprint on the NES was great and this looks like it's going to be good too. I'm also glad someone else made a game with a double 'i' in the title, people are giving me crap for that all the time!

Ristar42

#19

Ristar42 said:

Hmm, Super Sprint meets Super Off Road..? Looks good but maybe a bit simple... Even though I love retro style games, will wait for a review of this one to see how it plays!

stedaman

#20

stedaman said:

Looks alot like Super Off Road to me...which is a good thing.

Definatly getting this.

i8cookie

#21

i8cookie said:

Circuit Breakers was amazing, whose with me?!

if it's online i might get this... is it online?

Haze4peace

#22

Haze4peace said:

This game is pretty fun so far. I haven't had a chance to play it in multiplayer mode yet and that is where the real fun is supposed to be. The only thing I think that would make it better would be getting money for upgrades. As it is there are no upgrades, but you do choose your type of car based on weight so that adds some strategy to the game.

raged

#24

raged said:

Wow I love this game! I remember every time I went into an arcade I would look for this game. Using the steering wheel was so fun. I grabbed the wheel and made it spin 20 times to make it turn the way I wanted it. The version I remember playing the most was the monster truck one. Can't wait to download this game. Multiplayer is icing on the cake for me.
Does anyone know when this will be released for the US?

Haze how are you playing it already?

Ender

#25

Ender said:

Bought this yesterday. I have to say I am disapointed, mayhaps my hopes were too high.

Cars are extremely small and the controls are awful to say the least.

Classic controller wasn't working for me, maybe controls will improve with it but I didn't have the chance to test it yet.

My advise: Think it twice before buying.

:-)

OBJECTERON

#27

OBJECTERON said:

were supposed to get this like next week i hope but im wondering if it is even gonna come out for na

Pawtrick

#29

Pawtrick said:

I just picked it up, some of the secret cars handle much nicer on the road.. dirt/ice.

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