There are four types of races in the game: time trials (against the clock), limited fuel (with an ability to pick up more fuel on root), slalom (specific course to follow) and rival (head-to-head against another snail.
As you might expect from a racing game there's plenty of power ups and upgrades to be had. But, the game charms by turning paint jobs into shell jobs, and offering the possibility to add a spoiler to your shell.
Other features of note include the ability to record "your greatest race moment (instant reply) and share with friends", optional sharing to Facebook and Twitter (show how you've pimped your shell), and leaderboards that let you see how you ranks against your friends and players from around the world.
Yes, it's fair to say that Turbo Turbo Racing League is a essentially a marketing exercise that aims to lure you into seeing a film, but frankly it's a fun game on its own merits and well worth downloading, especially as it is available for free to all Windows Phone 8 devices.