Cars 2: Wii Game Review
Become a super C.H.R.O.M.E. agent in the new Cars 2 video game for Nintendo Wii. Want to know more about the races, levels and weapons? Read all about them in Kidzworld’s game review!
In Cars 2 for Wii, players train to become a C.H.R.O.M.E. agent at the C.H.R.O.M.E. Training Academy. In order to complete your training you must complete a series of races and tasks that require you to take on dangerous missions, become the fastest racecar in the world and use your spy skills in combat racing. The video game has three main modes of play: C.H.R.O.M.E. Missions, Free Play and Squad Series. If you want to add multiple players in any of these modes you simply need to press the A Button on the menu screen.
In order to graduate from the academy you need to complete all of the missions. The first mission you need to finish is called C.H.R.O.M.E. basic training. In C.H.R.O.M.E. basic training, Finn and Holley guide you through drivers training where you learn how to control you car. From here you embark on more challenging and enjoyable levels like advanced maneuvers and energy technology training. Each training level is alternated with a race where you can practice your new skills.
Free to Roam
In Free Play, players can customize their own missions. You can choose your location, mode, number of laps, weapons and difficulty. These options basically allow for endless possibilities, ensuring hours of gameplay. The weapons option adds a fun element to the game. The weapons are similar to the bananas and shells in Mario Kart. However, in Cars 2 the weapons are more lifelike and include various types of rockets and guns.
In Squad Series, you play through a series of missions in order to determine who is the best C.H.R.O.M.E. agent! A score is tallied after each level to decide the winner. Your success in Squad Series is directly linked to your training in C.H.R.O.M.E. Missions.
Overall, Cars 2 for Wii is a well-developed car game. It is simple enough for younger players but provides some challenges as well. The game does not follow a deep story line, so some players may have trouble staying focused for a long period of time. Don’t expect to find your favorite Cars characters, as they are noticeably absent from the game. The variety of game modes allows the player to enjoy the game in their own way. Once you master the basic moves try to focus on learning tricks – some of them are pretty neat!
ESRB Rating: E10+