Reviews and Problems with Hot Wheels Ultimate Racing
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Hot Wheels Ultimate Racing
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: I am sure you have read my preview for this hand held video game on the website by now. Hot Wheels Ultimate Racing had so much going for it, that I hoped it would shine above the other racers on the Playstation Portable (PSP). Unfortunately there are some major mechanical issues with Hot Wheels Ultimate Racing. Players get to race with some really cool Hot Wheels cars in some great locations.
Excerpt: Hot Wheels Ultimate Racing, from the moment you turn it on, is going to feel a lot like every other racer on the market. It doesn’t really offer you very much innovation-wise except for a few quirks during the racing. Other than this there is nothing all that much about this game that yells out to for it to be owned, nor is there anything to make you feel as if you are getting all that much bang for your buck if you did buy it.
Excerpt: It wouldn't be too far off the mark to describe Hot Wheels Ultimate Racing for the PlayStation Portable as a no-frills knockoff of Need For Speed Underground. The game lets you collect, decorate, upgrade, and race Hot Wheels toy cars on a number of outlandish courses. Generally speaking, the racing action is solid. However, there aren't a whole lot of different tracks or competitions, and the 3D graphics don't hold a candle to A-list racers like Ridge Racer or Wipeout.
Pros: You can collect, upgrade, and decorate 30 different Hot Wheels cars, The combination of jump ramps and nitro makes for a thrilling sense of speed, The different cars look nice, especially when you apply decals and neon accents
Cons: The six competitions in the career-style challenge mode don't take long to beat, There are only 11 different tracks, No online functionality whatsoever, not even for downloading new tracks, Weak graphics