Critic & User Reviews
Good for what it is
posted by Droppo (MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, WA) Oct 5, 2007
Member since Dec 2006
10 out of 10 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
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.
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
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.
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.
posted by cyberguy (WHITTIER, CA) Sep 28, 2007
Member since Nov 2006
9 out of 12 gamers (75%) found this review helpful
Not that bad!!! Worth a rental......
posted by ACustomer (JACKSON, MS) Jan 29, 2008
Member since May 2007
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
Another Game Not worth Playing
posted by upsetgamer (PLAINVILLE, KS) Jan 11, 2008
Member since Mar 2004
1 out of 5 gamers (20%) found this review helpful
fun but hard
posted by dididothat (SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN) Jun 20, 2010
Member since Apr 2006
Not a bad game
posted by Scott31815 (YOUNGSTOWN, OH) Jun 1, 2009
Member since Dec 2007
posted by BruceF (BENTONVILLE, AR) Mar 13, 2008
Member since Nov 2007
Hot wheels: Beat that
posted by Casualplay (ALBUQUERQUE, NM) Feb 17, 2008
Member since Dec 2006