Hot Wheels Track Attack :: Wii Game Review
Build your own race tracks using the classic orange track peices and then drive on them! How hot is this game? Read our review to find out!
If you already have a racing game like Mario Kart or Excite Truck, you may not need another one. Still, Hot Wheels Track Attack is a pretty awesome offering that deserves a look.
Hot Wheels, Cool Tracks
The best part about Track Attack is that you can make your own race course using the same materials that you can buy in real life. The actual construction part of the game is simple and easy to use, even a three-year old can handle it. Everything is in here: big jumps and crazy loops. There are four different environments to choose from. Each comes with a cool monster that terrorizes the track.
For the Wii version of the game, there are 32 cars in total to choose from. However, at the start you only get one and have to unlock the rest, which is a major pain. Eventually, you will be able to upgrade and custom paint your cars.
Pacing and Racing
The race courses that come with the game are interesting and quite fun to run through. The motion controls for Track Attack are fairly good and reliable. Rarely does it frustrate. Instead, there are some game breaking glitches, such driving through walls or falling through the floor. Also, the announcer is a bit annoying but, for the most part, the game is solid.
You can play up to four players on split screen and there are extra modes like team mode and token grabbing. The game play is pretty fun and light hearted. The racing is straight forward, without too many special features to complicate and distract from the ultimate goal of coming in first. Overall, Hot Wheels Track Attack is a good inexpensive game that is great for young Hot Wheels/racing fans. Older kids, who are getting ready to enter high school, might appreciate a game like Mario Kart more.
ESRB Rating: E for Everyone