There are so many times that racing games have either made it for gamers, or just crashed within the sounds of the dust. That has been the case previous for games like Mario Kart: Super Circuit for the Game Boy Advance, and Sonic Drift 2 from Sega's Game Gear days. That same thing could also be said for the Need For Speed series. Although it has exceled on the home consoles like the PS2, and Xbox, it hasn't had its fair share on the handhelds like the Nintendo DS. The last edition, Need For Speed Most Wanted, fizzled with lackluster moments on the Nintendo DS, that could've left gamers begging for more. Now, a new DS chapter has arrived. Can this leave the dust from before?
Need For Speed Carbon: Own The City for the Nintendo DS, takes a different spin from the successful races from the previous speed game. This time around, in own the city you have to tackle your way through 12 circuit tracks to cross the finish line, and prove that you're the best of the best.The game features numerous cars like the Mazda RX-8 to your collection, and many others you can tune up, and thrust your way to the finish line. The graphics for the game fair up, as they did with before. Sadly, I just wish there could've been more challenges against the police, as there is with the home console editions. The control is simple to maintain for each car, and takes little to no worries about progress.
All in all, i felt a bit mixed about Need For Speed Carbon: Own The City. I was just expecting a bit more out of this for the Nintendo DS. I really suggest though you try your luck on the regular console editions instead, because there is a lot more there that makes the real need for speed.
Fun & Enjoyment: C
Overall: C 1/2+