Mini Desktop Racing
|Mini Desktop Racing|
|Developer(s)||Data Design Interactive|
|Publisher(s)||Metro3D (PS2, PC)
Mini Desktop Racing is a racing video game published by Metro 3D and developed by Data Design Interactive. It was released on PC and PlayStation 2 formats in July 2005. A Wii version was released in Australia on 22 November 2007, and 23 November 2007 in Europe and North America.
Much like the popular Micro Machines, Mini Desktop Racing is displayed with a top-down view. Players race in a variety of mini cars around a variety of desktop areas. The game offers reasonably interactive courses by allowing players to "turn on fans" and "spill drinks" in attempts to hinder opponents. Every level has a variety of different things that can be interacted with. The game can be played in single-player mode, in which you can race against one or more computer-controlled opponents or in multiplayer where you can race against one other friend.
Reception and Publicity
In 2005, Mini Desktop Racing had very poor advertising, making it a relatively unknown game. Reviews are painfully hard to come by though most critics gave the game low scores, criticising primarily its poor presentation. Most internet gaming sites, such as IGN or GameSpot, feature the game in their databases.
The controls for the Wii version, which involved holding the Wii Remote forward and twisting it left or right to steer, somehow eventually ended up becoming one of the five available control schemes for the Wii version of Need for Speed: Nitro.
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