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GameCube Exclusive 'Tube Slider' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 15, 2003 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT

NEC Interchannel, Ltd. today announced it is shipping Tube Slider, a fast and furious racing game developed exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube to retailers across North America. Tube Slider is developed by NDCUBE, creators of the critically acclaimed F-Zero: Maximum Overdrive for the Game Boy Advance. The game's vehicles were designed by Studio 4C, the animation studio behind the anime classic, Akira.

Tube Slider is a futuristic racing game in which players pilot sleek hovercraft around tubular tracks that twist and turn and test not only your speed, but also your ability to keep your craft in control. Choose between Grand Prix or Free Run modes as you race one of fifteen different tweaked-out vehicles around ten unique and highly detailed elevated courses. The game features an interactive Tutorial mode, and multiplayer for up to four players (split-screen).

Critics are already buzzing about this new addition to the Nintendo GameCube library. According to the latest issue of Play Magazine, "Tube Slider jumps directly to the head of the GameCube racing class placing itself firmly in the pole position waiting for F-Zero to take it on - 4 1/2 stars out of 5."

NDCUBE Co., Ltd. is an official second-party developer to Nintendo, formed through a joint venture between the largest advertising company in Japan, Dentsu, and Nintendo. The company, now based out of Tokyo, was founded on March 1, 2000.

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