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Hot Wheels: Beat That

Not Rentable
Also on:PS2, Wii, DS
GF Rating
4.9

713 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

Good for what it is

posted by Droppo (MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, WA) Oct 5, 2007

Top Reviewer

Member since Dec 2006

10 out of 10 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

If you are looking for a silly racer with weapons and loopy tracks, here is your game. The cars available are fantasy vehicles like you would find in a package of Hot Wheels cars in the store. The tracks are like giant versions of the toy tracks with parts of them running through bedrooms and such. The size of the world is giant compared to the little racing cars. The only thing added that is beyond the normal Hot Wheels universe is the power ups. Weapons and speed bursts are most common.

You have to play and do well to unlock more cars and tracks. If you aren't used to racing games, it can take a little while to get the hang of it.

Hot Wheels: Beat That may not be a buy, but it is a great rental. Just fast paced racing goodness.

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GF Rating
2

Really Bad

Should have been on XBOX Live Arcade. Horrible.

posted by DankMojo (VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) Apr 20, 2008

Member since Sep 2007

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The Good :

Not Much.. Basically the only driving game with a corkscrew and loop=de-loop. Not early enough to make up for the Bad.

The Bad :

Basically.. the whole game.
Only 4 Race Tracks.. ?!?
All the car physics are horrible and unpredictable.
Probably only a dozen cars to choose from, but they are all basically the same.
You have to play through the same 4 Tracks over 100 times a piece to finish the game.. which honestly becomes unbearable even the second time around.
This game will take you roughly 40 hours to get all the achievements.

Summary :

Basically, they seemed to have skipped the whole play testing step in game development. Patches of the environments aren't mapped well enough, which results in your car flipping, losing control whenever you encounter them.

The AI is so bad, the game has to compensate by rubber-banding your enemies behind you, just to make a challenge. Which is really cheap, considering you'll be so far ahead that you shouldn't have to worry, but within seconds, they pass you or cheese you with a Tesla weapon.

You'll notice that physics don't apply to enemy's either. Something that would normally stop you cold, has little or no effect on them.

Final Say :

This game should have been an XBOX Live Arcade game.. not something worth burning a CD for.

With so many different racers for the 360.. I guess the Kid Niche was left out.. This hardly makes any ripples or even comes near filling it.
Definitely Not a Buy.. and I'd even second guess Renting it. I rented it for achievements, but ended up more aggravated than anything.

I highly Suggest you pick something else, Esp if your choosing this for children. This was aggrivating enough for me to seriously want to throw my controller across the room. So I doubt children would exercise as much control as I.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Not bad

posted by cyberguy (WHITTIER, CA) Sep 28, 2007

Member since Nov 2006

9 out of 12 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

Very addicting, good multiplayer mode. Graphics look great. Achievements are fairly easy to obtain.

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