Ben 10: Galactic Racing

Ben 10: Galactic Racing is a racing video game in the Ben 10 series, produced for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo 3DS. It was released in North America on October 18, 2011 and November 25, 2011 in Europe, for the Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS.[citation needed] The PlayStation Vita port of Ben 10: Galactic Racing was released on February 22, 2012 in North America and March 16, 2012 in Europe. It is published by D3 Publisher and developed by Monkey Bar Games. It was announced at Electronic Entertainment Expo 2011 on June 7, 2011. While players can enable Ben's alien forms in mid-race, other characters such as Kevin Levin can utilize their unique special abilities to affect the outcome of a race. All playable characters can pick up special Omni-Node Power-Ups with many different types of alien-based abilities, including a special Ultimate move that unleashes a super boost of speed and power. Races are held in Galactic Grand Prix circuits, and players can set record-breaking time scores that can be set in Time Trials mode.[1] A new alien, Fasttrack, made his video game debut on every platform and one of Ben's original aliens, Diamondhead was made exclusively available on the Nintendo DS version.[1] This is the first Ben 10 game that's not available on the PlayStation Portable and the PlayStation 2, and the first Ben 10 game in which the player can play as Vilgax.

Ben 10: Galactic Racing
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Developer(s)Monkey Bar Games
(PS3, Wii, X360, 3DS, PS Vita)
Tantalus Media
(DS)
Publisher(s)D3 Publisher
SeriesBen 10
Platform(s)PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
ReleasePS3, Wii, X360, 3DS, DS
PS Vita
  • NA: February 22, 2012
  • EU: March 16, 2012
Genre(s)Racing game
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

GameplayEdit

Gameplay has been cited to be similar to Nintendo's 2008 and 2014 games Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 8 ,[2] with characters racing through various race circuits based on different places across the Ben 10 franchise, and collecting power-ups (called Omni-Nodes) to boost their speed or hamper their opponents. The game features different types of stages or modes. Featuring: The Galactic Grand Prix (racing in several multi-tracks to unlock characters and win trophies), Short Circuit (racing on a custom prix consisting of three tracks), Single Race (racing on any track), Time Trials (beat times set by players and where players unlock karts), Showdown (three bonus games consisting of Ultimate Alienation, Omni-Tag and Ultimate Elimination) and Multiplayer (a mode that includes up to four players who race against each other.)

ReceptionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "D3Publisher's BEN 10 Galactic Racing to Hit Shelves Fall 2011". Retrieved May 30, 2011.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "E3 2011: Ben 10: Galactic Racing is the Most Fun Ben 10 Game Ever". Archived from the original on 2011-08-27. Retrieved 2011-08-20.