The menu system is not without issues either. After you earn an upgrade in a race you have to back out of a myriad of submenus until you get the option to enter the garage and adjust your vehicle. Then, upon completing the installation of your car's upgrade, you need to go back through a bunch of menus to get to the next race – you spend more time going through the menus than you do upgrading the car.
There are some fun aspects to the game, mainly finding various shortcuts and trying to determine which shortcuts are shortcuts and which are longer paths as well as the game's Wii wheel compatibility (for the extra challenge of trying to use the device). The fun though is almost completely lost when having to deal dealing with the game's shortcomings. For the game to not be realistic would be fine, but the game isn't particularly over the top or exciting in its lack of realism either. There are, in short, better racing choices out there.
GTI Club - Supermini Festa! is rated E (Everyone) by the ESRB for Mild Violence. This game can also be found on: PSP