So weaving around bedrooms and The Great Beyond is out there, but what would a breakneck race-to-the-finish be without some artillery? There are 25 weapons to pick up in this petite world, everything from missiles to plasma guns to an electric lasso. Driving up and around rulers, shoes and active pool tables is one thing, but throw in a few well-placed bombs and now you've got a race that's worth watching.
While the bits and pieces are essentially the same on the DS, there'll be some touch screen steering goodness to consider. We're guessing you'll be able to choose between the stylus control and the more traditional D-pad method. Machines is, of course, a major multiplayer draw so you can expect DS local Wi-Fi to command your attention.
With several standard-but-necessary racing modes, 25 vehicle types and 750 individual cars to collect, Micro Machines V4 will keep giving for some time. Single player is a little repetitive (who wants to keep beating up on the computer?), but grab some pals and you've got an iron-fisted party title for the ages.