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TrackMania Nations

Written by Alcides Fonseca at 2007/10/21

For those of you who don’t know, TrackmaniaNations is a spin-off of the original Trackmania game, but targeting the e-Sports community. This point has really made the difference and that’s what made it a great success.

Instead of a simple race with high detailed graphics, the French studio Nadeo thought of a different gameplay, where F1-like cars would race in a stadium with wacky tracks featuring jumps, loopings, wallrides and other incredible stunts! Nadeo has also introduced a track editor that has contributed for their great success, since online servers have almost only custom tracks and some were even created specifically for tournaments.

I’ve been a fan of TrackMania Nations when it came out, but now I started to play again with some colleagues when pausing from school work. It is now kinda frustrating when having one the 10 best national players competing with you. It makes me want for this new game mode that differs from time-attack and rounds: a game mode where you win by having more point when the time is up. Crossing the line would give you some points, but you would also gain more by doing some tricks and stunts that TrackMania already recognizes!