In this game you play as one of many Game Ponders in a racing game. At the opener, there are 40 Game Ponders selectable, in eight racing teams. Each team has a captain and four other racers.
Royalty - captained by Game Pond owner KieraYinCat, this team includes BJStrykes and his wife Camira Breen, BJ's evil cousin SethraShnoo, and Kiera's boyfriend CataTonic9. Their home track is ShnooWorld, which is shaped like an egg with a beak. The beak has seriously dangerous curves, but the rest of the track is pretty basic.
1st Legion - this team consists mostly of people who have been at the Pond from near the beginning. Flying Omelette captains a team including CRAWLand1000, CLOUDBOND007, Pero the Cat, and nextbillgates. Since NBG incorporates Windoes into the team cars, they have the ability to cause other teams' vehicles to crash at inconvenient times. Their home course is Flying Omelette's Palace, where animé characters will impede racers or they may help them.
2nd Legion - also a team mostly of experienced racers. Aussie2B leads Kefkathe3rd, HobbestheTiger, Liontamer, and DEATHAMSTER. Repair money is often hard to come by since Kefka is infamous for gambling his Arena Points away, though there is no shortage of Starbucks. Their home track is Miss Sarajevo's Blue Room.
Nonsense Posters - one of the most fun teams to use. James FP captains not only MrBlastoise, ErniePants, HiRider, and PUDDMANN, but also legions of ketchup packets and potato salad. James' Paradise Resort is home to this team, which is also armed with PUDDMANN's uncanny ability to overload another team's circuits with bizarre, complicated math. (Though the 1st Legion is generally unfazed, as CRAWLand1000 can decode most of it.)
Trivia Gods - this team built their cars based around how many potential trivia questions it would generate. DEVILRAYS, the founder of the Arena Combat Federation, captains I am a donut, Proto Man and Mega, diamondcutters, and rudoranohihou, all of whom have done well in DEVILRAYS' quizzes (why do you think I would pick them?) Their skill is the ability to distract a driver with a trivia question, though they tend to get frustrated if their opponent can answer it. They play in the DEVILRAYS Sports Complex.
Belmonts - this team has a reputation as bad boys or renegades, and their strength is in their power. WhatAboutRaven2 captains the team consisting of outcastdeathspork, TWEETER911, Dark Diamond, and BrownEagle. DD can't be matched when it comes to bombs, and TWEETER911 can post nonsense with the best of them. They race in the Colosseum and are tough to beat if you don't get an early lead.
Otakus - this team led by Protocool has endured fights with the Belmonts, betrayal by Bugforest, and countless internal struggles before settling on Shykid, Ingrid, NOAImawario, and BrittK007 in its lineup. Their strength is in their secrecy, as the Neo-Otaku World is completely closed to the public.
Mystery Team - this team has a history of causing problems at the Game Pond. Thawhidol is the captain, and GH64, ClaudeKenni, Tridon, and Peace and Quiet are the members. They are tough to beat at close range, since they are all skilled flamers. All of them are very difficult to understand as well. Their home course is at VividImagination and requires an advanced browser and cable modem to enter.
There are three main modes of play, those being Free Race, Circuit, and Mission. With Free Race, any two players or teams can race on any track. They may also battle at any venue.
In Circuit, the eight teams play a series of round-robins, either 7, 14, 28, 42, 56, or 70 with the top 3 going to the playoffs. Each contest consists of 5 races with the first team to win 3 winning. This is a great place to hone your racing skills whether in a free circuit or playing under a User, where you can win Arena Points and Starbucks to upgrade your vehicles.
In Mission mode, you select a team from the list of eight. Each player on your team must win a race before you can advance. At this point the other 7 teams are beefed up and you earn stars by defeating them.
The first Boss is demo, and you must select a team member to face him. He's pretty easy, since all he can say is "ok" and "cool".
Other players you race in future worlds are the Gamblers (Magnus CROWE and Pokémon Master Junus) and the Returners (Corporate Eyebrow and IJzebel) who can be unlocked by defeating them.
The next boss is Seto, who has very strict rules about what attacks you can use. On the other hand, he has no problem using any attack he wants, so you won't win this race using attacks.
Then comes DarkKnight2, and his bark is worse than his bite. He'll make you think he did something to your car, and some of the time he will cut your brake line or flood your engine or something, but other than that, just drive fast and he's history.
The 4th boss is DCS CO LTD, who drives a delivery van full of PSX and DC silvers. You can beat him by ramming his rear and making the GD-ROM copiers fall out the back, outmaneuvering him and making him tip over, or by getting the Feds on his tail and hoping they take him down before the race is over.
Now it's time to move into the NSider's inner sanctum. Move into Camp Hyrule by out-racing a security guard, but be careful - a mystery maniac will be causing havoc on the campsite. Challenge him to a race and take him down.
However, soon you learn that team racing is nothing new to Nsider either. A team of five NSider lamers has gotten together and begun racing, and you must defeat them to get to the NOA inner sanctum. IntotheDarkness, KongsBigDonky, Spyrolover, Reno of the Turks, and captain Ryan Gaunt. NOA DanO and NOA Scott oversee the races, and will be looking for Lists for Deletion. They will also tend to delete their own from time to time as well, but that's ineffectie against Ryan Gaunt. At the end of the race, Ryan Gaunt's arch-rival will show up and try to sabotage the racetrack; trick Ryan Gaunt into falling into what is actually his own trap. Win 3 races of 5 and it's off to the inner sanctum.
NOA DanO, NOA Scott, and NOA Mike run a 3-player racing team, and they race at the dilapidated NSider BBS, which has been allowed to run down by NOA Mike's apathy. When racing NOADanO, avoid his "delete missiles" as being hit by one involves an automatic loss. And just so you don't figure you can take 2 of 3 by just beating Scott and Mike, Scott wields a whip which will delete anything it touches.
Some other wild card racers are Hitmongaimeguy, DOVEBLOB, urobbie, MiyamotoLover, and The Great Butcher. Defeat all 5 of them in one-on-one races and not only do you earn the right to use them in head-to-head races, but they also form a new team, the Odds and Ends. Though they have no synergy whatsoever they are actually the fastest team in the game.
The final round involves going to the Depths of EZBoard Hell. The Poop Groop awaits at the end of the Mission road. There are five of them and five of you, and you can only use each racer once. You have 1 Continue going into this, and you must beat each enemy. The first opponent is Facilitypro, then Serbot, and TermiteJr. The easy way to beat Serbot is to overload his car computer with large pictures, since his modem can't take it. In a last-ditch effort he will flame you and claim to ignore your responses, but he's fried. The second-to-last character is MountainRanger, who will try to get you to visit his board while you're racing. Avoid doing that and he's beatable. However, be sure to beat him on the first try so you can keep your Continue going into the final round against Bugforest, the toughest opponent you will face. He will blast the track with poop, making it extra-slick, and he will flood your car computer with disgusting pictures. Be careful of his alteregos Cader, Mader and Tader impeding your progress. The Trivia Gods have a major grudge against this guy and would be the most driven to defeat him, but the Nonsense Posters may be able to defeat him by making his head explode! Defeat him and unlock the Poop Groop for circuit play, which moves to 2 divisions of 6 players with the top 3 in each division moving on.
Who wouldn't want at least 317 copies of this game, one for each try it will take for you to win?