Cloud 9 is a gorgeous F-Zero like racer with futuristic vehicles and ballistic speeds. It's still early in development and has one track right now, but it's still worth taking for a spin just for the visuals.

There's a cel-shaded theme going on with both the racers and the environment, and it all looks very pretty indeed. Racing involves balancing boost against health, as both use the same energy bar. Health can be regenerated by racing through the clouds and collecting water. Up to four players can race on the same PC, or a single player can take on the tricky AI.

If you've got a wired Xbox 360 controller, I'd advise using it here - it definitely makes the game more enjoyable. Download from the Cloud 9 site.