Logo of TNT Racers
|Release date(s)||December 1, 2010 (PS3)
February 9, 2011 (Xbox 360)
March 31, 2011 (Wii, PSP)
September 5, 2013 (Wii U)
TNT Racers is a racing video game for the Wii U, Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, and Xbox 360. The game was released on the consoles as downloadable games. The game was developed by dtp entertainment for the WiiWare and PSP games, while Keen Games developed the PS3 and Xbox Live Arcade versions. The game was released on December 1, 2010 for the PS3, February 9, 2011 for the Xbox 360, and March 31 for the Wii and PSP.
TNT (short for "Tracks N Tricks") Racers is a top-down arcade-style racer. The game features 16 vehicles with various strengths and weaknesses. In races, the player can use powerups that are scattered around the 18 tracks to destroy opponents and hazards in their path. Players that have their vehicle destroyed or fall off the screen will resurrect as a ghost that can tamper with the remaining racers. The game also has 45 challenges for the player to complete. The game's soundtrack ranges from various jazz themes to cartoon chase scene-style music.
Development and marketing
The game also released two downloadable content packages, called TNT Racers Drift Challenge and TNT Racers Formula TNT. Drift Challenge features two new cars and four new tracks, as well as the "Drift Challenge". The same applies to Formula TNT, which also features two new cars and four tracks.
The game received positive reviews, with critics comparing the game to the Micro Machines and Mario Kart series. GameSpot gave the game a 7.0/10, praising the graphics, but criticized the difficulty of finding opponents online. Xbox Magazine gave a more critical score of 5.0, questioning the need of selecting a control scheme before every race, the camera, and the lack of balance between the challenges. Metacritic's average score for the Xbox 360 is a 64.
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