HotWheels Turbo Racing Review
Hot-wheels Turbo Racing (HTR) is a game using the classic metal cast vehicles created by the Hot-wheels company, varying from the well known "Twin-mill" and "Twin-mill II" all the way to the powerful Jet Engine powered "Thunder-Roller" This game possesses many astounding race types as well, Time Trials and championships are available to best yourself against the track and A.I controlled competition with a difficulty ramp that becomes slightly annoying on the final championship.
The cars have their own stats that give each vehicle a different feel when driving and allow the player to try different race-styles depending on the track. This game has another variant available on the PlayStation which has far better graphics, longer music clips and also has a voice which says the name of the vehicle, the N64 variant is a bare-minimum of what it progressed into for the PSX.
Expedition race or standard race: allows you to race in a single map with a car of your choice against opponents that you can change the difficulty of in the options.
Time Trial: think you have what it takes to beat your previous times? Choose your car and give it a whirl in this race against the clock! No competition aside from the time and your own abilities as a driver.
Championship [Cup series]: there are three championships, each with a different difficulty and a longer list of tracks. With each championship you complete, you unlock more tracks. Upon completion of the third, you unlock the Twin-Mill cup.
Twin-mill Cup: you are put up against three other Twin-mills in a 4 car race on some of the most difficult tracks in the game, these competitors are FAR more difficult than the ones in the previous races.
Graphics: 7/10. The graphics occasionally have their glitches such as vehicles fading through the map or flashing objects from too many items on-screen but the game runs solidly compared to the visual effects.
Sound: 6/10. The music is repetitive and also does not complete the entire song! There are many songs which only loop the first portion and make it sound as though it's a skipping record player.
Addictiveness: 10/10. The game has a lot of replay value thanks to the championships and the ability to unlock more cars via hidden passage-ways within each track. Couple that with the reputation that Hot-Wheels had as a company (and still does), and you have one heck of a game to let die.
Story: 0/10. There is no story, no point except to win each race or time-trial and become better than the rest.
Depth: 8/10. The vehicles are depicted very closely to their real-life toy counterparts with stats that are different for every car in the game.
Difficulty: 7/10. Controls are very easy to learn with a controller but on the keyboard it's a bit tougher, there are many times when you need to press more than two buttons (which most computers don't allow), such as taking a sharp corner and hitting the boost right before a jump (a beep of rejection normally happens causing the last button to not respond and end whatever move you were doing, forcing you to press the button again).
Over-all: 8/10. The game is great, but I would highly recommend playing the PlayStation version for a better experience without as many glitches and music that plays through the entire clip before looping.
Graphics 7 Sound 6 Addictive 10 Depth 8 Difficulty 7
Hot Wheels Turbo Racing Description: In Hot Wheels: Turbo Racing you can race over 40 classic Hot Wheels cars, some looking sporty and some not. Race through 11 tracks filled with loops and danger chargers.Cars and tracks are unlocked as you play, either by winning races or performing stunt flips, side rolls and combos. Two player races can either be pure head-to-head, or also feature the computer cars. The soundtrack is rock-based, including tracks by Metallica and Primus.
: Mild Animated Violence
Loose Value: (beta)
Complete Value: (beta)
New Value: (beta)