A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Kids can learn the basics of level design while also enjoying themselves with this fast-paced racing game. TrackMania Turbo includes a comprehensive track editor for gamers to create and share their own work. This is great for kids to experiment with digital creations, as it includes tools similar to what game developers use, which not only helps let gamers express ideas and concepts but could help those who decide to get into this industry. The fast-paced racing and twisty courses will also keep players engaged, and the ability to try out creations from other players will prolong the fun for the family. TrackMania Turbo gives racing fans and young game designers alike a playground to speed across for hundreds of hours of fun.
This is an arcade racing game, so no message at all.
Ease of Play
Simple controls; easy to learn.
Violence & Scariness
Cars can crash, but there's nothing graphic about it.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that TrackMania Turbo is a racing game that's appropriate for players of all ages. It takes place on over-the-top fantasy tracks, and players can create and share their own work, too. There are no characters to be found within the game (only cars), and the controls are extremely easy to pick up and play. Designing tracks may take a little time to pick up, but it's not difficult. There's no offensive content, and while cars may sometimes crash on (or off) the track, there's nothing graphic shown. Under the CCPA law you have the right to protect your personal information. Make a Do Not Sell request to TrackMania Turbo.
Is It Any Good?
This is a really fun game -- and something you can feel good about your kids playing. Not only is there no inappropriate content to be concerned about but there are more than 200 tracks and track variations, as well as multiple modes. Also, like in past games in the series, there's an integrated track editor for you to make your own playable tracks and share them with other games (and yes, you can download other people's creations). But it's important to note this game isn't about competing against other drivers in a race to the finish line but, rather, is a "time trial" game that has you beat a specific time. This is an important distinction, making it different from past games in the series. It's still very fun, mind you, especially as the courses are downright crazy and challenging, but it's not the kind of racing game everyone will enjoy. The campaign mode challenges you to rack up as many medals as you can and progress in worldwide rankings, while the multiplayer modes on the same TV or online include a new and unique twist on co-op: The "Double Driver" option lets you team up with a friend to control the speed and direction of the same car.
And it wouldn't be a TrackMania game if there weren't a built-in track builder. Easy to use on a console controller, this toolbox lets gamers play, design, or easily generate randomly generated tracks that can be shared with others in the community. The mouse and keyboard might still be a better interface than a PS4 or Xbox One controller, but the developers make it work with analog sticks and buttons, with a comprehensive tutorial. While not for everyone, TrackMania Turbo is a fun, over-the-top racing game that has a lot going for it.
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