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SCORE: 66

Lifespeed 

 

Family Friendly Gaming was offered a digital download code for Lifespeed on the Nintendo 3DS. That offer was accepted. I am thankful the code was sent our direction. Lifespeed looks amazing for an indie made video game. The sounds and the storyline are also top notch for an indie game. The controls are a different story, and I will get into that in my review. Look for it.

For the millions of upon millions of gamers in the physical copy movement - Lifespeed is only provided in the digital downloadable format. Lifespeed is also only playable on the most recent Nintendo 3DS XL systems. I tried to download Lifespeed on an original Nintendo 3DS and it errored out. Which is a shame to expect families to upgrade to the most current version of the system. I saw nothing in Lifespeed that made me believe it would not work on the original 3DS.

The intro movie in Lifespeed is exceptional. I was shocked to see it. The story is told in a comic book like fashion. Which looks better in 3D than in the normal and reliable 2D mode. I jammed out to the music in Lifespeed while playing it on the Nintendo 3DS XL. The storyline involves wars being fought in races instead of troops and weapons. The flying vehicles have weapons in Lifespeed.

Lifespeed is hard. Lifespeed is frustrating. I tried the easiest difficulty mode and lost in Story mode. I also tried the Single Race, and Championship modes. I lost in them. I lost over and over again. Lifespeed taught me one thing - the computer controlled racers are way better than me. I dropped multiple places after making one mistake. Like four to five places.

The layout of the levels in Lifespeed leaves multiple places where we can get stuck. Since the throttle is always on (unless you press the brake button), you can expect to get stuck on walls. I got stuck high, low, right side, and left side in Lifespeed. I got hit with weapons from the other vehicles. I ran into objects and got stuck, or turned around and had to wait to reset.

Lifespeed teaches us to bring down the government. I like the different rings in Lifespeed. We fly through them to repair the ship, get weapons, power up, and more. That can be the key to getting into first and losing in ninth place. I was actually in first place for a few seconds a couple of times while playing Lifespeed on the Nintendo 3DS. Hardcore gamers who like an ultra challenge will get into Lifespeed.
- Mark

 

Graphics: 80%
Sound: 80%
Replay/Extras: 70%
Gameplay: 40%
Family Friendly Factor: 60%

System: Nintendo 3DS
Publisher: Wee Man Studios
Developer: Wee Man Studios
Rating:
‘E’ - Everyone SIX and OLDER ONLY {Mild Fantasy Violence}
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