TrackMania DS now demoed on the Nintendo Channel

by: Sean Colleli -
Do you still have the Nintendo channel on your Wii?  Yeah, neither do I, deleted it to make space a long time ago (where's that firmware update Nintendo?!).  But if I did have the Nintendo Channel, I could download a demo for TrackMania DS.  The demo contains three Stadium races, which considering the volume of content in the final game, is kind of a skimpy demo.  At least it's a taste of what to expect, and I appreciate that Atlus lets us try before we buy.  TMDS hits stores on the 17th.

TrackMania® DS demo now

available on Nintendo® Channel

Warning: may cause racing game fans to immediately pre-order

 

Faithful, set down your treatise on why RPGs are the only genre for which you have any interest and take heed!  For a limited time, and in advance of the game's release on March 17th, Wii™ owners connected to Nintendo Channel can play sample portions of TrackMania DS, the upcoming high-flying, fast-paced racing game, by downloading the demo directly to their Nintendo DS systems.

 

"Stunts"

 

Only available for a limited time, this small taste of what the full package offers is sure to satisfy racing fans looking for something with unique style and nearly unlimited replay.  Yes, we know it's not an RPG, but you don't have to be a racing fan to enjoy the high speed excitement of TrackMania!

 

"Desert Race"

 

Featuring three "Stadium" tracks from the final game, the demo was custom-made for North America.  The courses increase in difficulty, length, and complexity, with the first course (A4) allowing racing fans to acclimate to the distinct feel and thrill of the TrackMania series.  The second track (B4) is selected from the next difficulty tier, and begins to introduce players to some of the over-the-top jumps and stunts the series is known for.  The final track (C5) is an Atlus-favorite, with quarter-pipe vaults, loop-de-loops, and some of the most pulse-pounding racing action ever to hit a handheld.

 

"Track Editor"

 

The final game comes with over 100 tracks, spanning three unique environments (Stadium, Desert, and Rally) and multiple difficulty settings.  The final game also includes multiple play modes, including Platform and Puzzle modes, which each take the base TrackMania gameplay and introduce a chalenging new twist.  Best of all, the full version of TrackMania DS includes a powerful Track Design System, allowing players to create custom courses, share them with friends via local wireless support, and then race on those creations.

 

"Environments"

 

The TrackMania DS demo is only available for a limited time, so don't delay!  TrackMania DS is currently scheduled for release on March 17th.

 
 
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