First footage of Wii F-Zer — wait, no, it’s just Speed Racer on the Wii

Unfortunately, this is not the first footage of an upcoming F-Zero title for the Wii. Actually, let me go ahead and rephrase that: Fortunately, this is not the first footage of an upcoming F-Zero title for the Wii. What you’re looking at is MTV Multiplayer’s exclusive gameplay footage of Sidhe Interactive’s Speed Racer title for the Wii, available on May 6 to coincide with the film’s release.

So where do we start with this? Well, I think they said it best on the MTV Multiplayer blog: “take a look at Speed Racer yourself and see what you think of the very first gameplay video.” I applaud their professionalism. We’re allowed to say that the game — solely based on the video — looks fast but boring, and the voice acting is atrocious. But hey, it takes advantage of the Wii Wheel, so it could be fun … right? 

Regardless of the game’s quality (I certainly hope it’s good), this game will sell enough units to justify its release. The Speed Racer hype-machine is already in full effect, with my ten-year-old son asking me — I swear to God — if Speed Racer was “a cartoon or something,” before demanding I take him to see it when the film hits theaters because it looks “totally sweet.” Kids these days …

Nick Chester