Cars, Loops, Jumps, Boosts and world records to break! Trackmania Turbo is summed up in the title, crazy loops within dynamic tracks are the only things standing in your way of being the fastest maniac on the roads against you and your friends (let alone the rest of Xbox Live)
Offering a variety of modes:
- Track Builder
- Online Racing
- Campaign – Solo, Double driver, Worldwide challenges, Buddy Challenges
- Multiplayer – Hotseat, Arcade, Split Screen, Secret (hit buttons and get a secret mode)
Each mode alone can offer a good variety of enjoyment but I love campaigns that stack up and head towards greater rewards, with 200 tracks in the campaign getting stuck straight in was a must and for the first 4-5 races I got to grips or lack of grip I should say with the drifting round corners. At first I hit walls a little too easy but after a couple of tries knowing how early, late to drift became very natural.
Frankly after the first 15 tracks it was already mundane and I found myself moving onto other modes despite the change in scenery every 10 tracks.
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Intrigued by the ability to build tracks and even create one fast in the track generator, I set out to create turns tighter than Monaco but faster than Monza.
Most generated tracks were quite basic and really were more of a platform to amend and adjust into something exciting. Having 4 versions of the editor, generator, basic (just use this to learn controls) makes it easy for any level of willing designer to create a masterpiece.
Personally I found it more amusing seeing how many metres I could make my car fly off the track (post your distance in the comments below)
It was fun but the advanced editor was a bit of a let down as certain features like loops etc were not there so my crazy rollercoaster boost track will have to wait for Trackmania Turbo 2.
Having followed this for a while, I was perhaps hoping for a little too much. It’s fun to play but the large number grinding 3 star or gold/bronze types of games released in the past couple of years offers a good challenge but you have to have the desire to try and retry.
Colourful and easy to master drifting gave the game a good overall feel but it just lacks variety and appeal in a classy sense and unfortunately does not have enough amusement to classify as the comedy driver.