My Sims Racing Review (Wii)


Rev Yo Tiny Engines

Rev up your engines and get ready to race as EA has released My Sims Racing for the Nintendo Wiii.

Gamers get to select from a quick race options as well as multiplay and career modes that allow gamers to customize not only their characters but their cars and tracks as well.

The game allows up to four players to compete against one another and the wide variety of customizations and upgrades ensure hours of replay value.

Like most racing games, the object is simple, win, but how you do it is another matter. Players can opt for speed at the expense of handling, and may have to learn to drift in order to take on the tight curves, or they can elect to have supreme control but have to be crafty on how and when to attempt to pass a faster opponent.

The great thing about the game is that there are plenty of challenges and players can opt for plenty of tutorials in the campaign mode before roaring into action. I loved how easy it was to jump the car as I was able to get great air and hang time from a simple flick of my wheel. Also, the ability to use a well timed boost to get ahead allowed me to make up ground quickly when I found myself off the track or the victim on another racers weapons.

The game allows players to zap other drivers in a variety of ways, none very violent, which adds a new dimension to the game such as a bubble launcher and a heat seeking jack of lantern.

Graphically the game is solid for the Wii but would be lacking on a Playstation 3 or X Box 360 systems. The audio of the game was a bit odd at times as the characters used mumbled worlds, and squeaks. The game also had some quirky moments such as a female character telling me she was a female human. That being said, for family entertainment and a game that is appropriate for all ages, you will want to add this to your Wii collection as it is a must for younger gamers especially those who love to race.

4 stars out of 5

Gareth Von Kallenbach is a syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of entertainment site "Skewed and Reviewed".