Art Style: light trax
Part light show, part racing game, light trax is actually a WiiWare reworking of the Japan-only GBA release Dotstream, which was released there as part of the Bit Generations series. Where the handheld original was a purely 2D affair, the console release starts off looking familiar enough, but soon takes a wild turn, bending into 3D space at various perspectives. Those multi-colored lines in the screenshots are the racers -- you're the white line and the gameplay is, in keeping with the series, very simple. D-pad movements relative to the lines' directions nudge the lines around obstacles and through boost pads ... but the more you move, the more momentum you'll lose. The whole thing's accompanied by a dynamic electronic soundtrack, so I agreed with the Nintendo rep who described the game as a "total trip." It's out this spring.