Are you a fan of Speed Racer for its inane, badly lip-synced audio or its high-profile, octane racing sequences? Personally, I could never get into the series because of its rather off-kilter dub job, and the recent John Goodman-having movie from a few years back didn’t do a whole lot for me either.
If you are down with Speed, Sparky and all their friends, you may be interested to hear about a side-scrolling adaptation of the series. Social Games International, along with official brand manager Speed Racer Enterprises, have blown the lid off in a manner of speaking, handing out a score of screenshots to help illustrate what the game (officially titled Speed Racer: The Beginning, which makes me wonder what exactly is “beginning” here) is all about. It looks like a pretty cut-and-dry iOS release, with touch controls for the different abilities that Speed Racer’s car has and a series of obstacles and other racers to avoid. There are also plans to include clips from the show and lots of obligatory customization thrown in for good measure.
Speed Racer: The Beginning is gonna come out sometime next month. The pictures are all beyond the cut, so feel free to enjoy them!