If you had a Scalextric set as a kid, you%26rsquo;ll understand the appeal of Buzz! Junior Ace Racers. That%26rsquo;s not to say you%26rsquo;ll want to play it, mind you, because this game is pitched quite firmly at the sort of age group that%26rsquo;s only just learnt how to stop dribbling down their chins.
The game gives you a series of minigames to play, in multiplayer bouts against friends or the AI. Mostly made up of racing games %26ndash; in planes, boats or cars %26ndash; these are best described as Micro Machines without the steering wheel. That%26rsquo;s because the vehicles remain on invisible rails %26ndash; you just control their speed with the big red button on the Buzz buzzers, and turbo boost with one of the other four buttons. A few other game types add variety to the racing and, largely, these are quite good. It%26rsquo;s the racing ones that get boring and the stuck-record announcer is annoying too. Not bad for kids.
Nov 14, 2008