Excerpt: The Micro Machines name is synonymous with two things, that being toy cars and gaming. The toys were a craze that swept throughout the land, and were renowned for their miniature size (they were a mere 1.5 inches in length on average and much smaller than matchbox vehicles). The tiny cars may only really live on in the hands of collectors, on eBay and in car boot sales these days, but that hasn’t stopped Codemasters in bringing back the much revered series from its long...
Excerpt: There was a time when you weren't anyone in the school playground unless you had some Micro Machines in your pocket. Like the Pokemon cards and Yu-Gi-Oh cards that followed, the tiny little vehicles were a toy phenomenon. As with all things, the fad didn't last forever, with the toy line now all but phased out - the one-time superstars being relegated to car boot sales and eBay. However, things from the past have a habit of coming back and biting you on the arse.
Conclusion: I would have loved to see this as the sort of ReVolt-style update that nostalgic gamers could go nuts over. The concept of taking little racers and placing them in the real world is so rife with good material, but MMv4 never pulls it off convincingly.
Conclusion: The sheer number of cars and tracks in Micro Machines V4 is impressive, but the actual racing just hasn't held up over the years. Some of the tracks are cleverly designed and are genuinely interesting, but even then, the frustrating camera and loose handling of the vehicles can make for a trying and tiresome race. Even at a slightly reduced price, V4 just isn't worth adding to your collection.
Pros: 750 cars to collect, Some of the tracks are cleverly designed.
Cons: The camera angle makes it impossible to tell where you're going most of the time, Generic, uninteresting vehicles, Very little room for error in the challenges.
Conclusion: Micro Machines V4 takes the parts that made the old games fun and bolted some PS2 additions onto it. Most improve the game and the multiplayer is as fun as it ever was. The problems only come when you try to play on your own-the computer will frustrate you to the point of desperation. But no-one really buys a MM game for the single player, so go out and get this game for what it’s meant for: no-holds-barred old-school multiplayer fun!
Pros: Great tracks, Cool weapons, Excellent multiplayer, Extensive Single player, Sneaky AI
Cons: Graphics not too hot, Camera is frequently, Inconsistent AI.
Excerpt: Micro Machines first debuted on the NES, and ever since then there's been games based on the tiny cars for all manner of platforms. In our day in the schoolyard, Micro Machines used to be a huge fad, with kids trading them, racing them and, if they went to Brendan's school, throwing them at people.