Excerpt: Disney's Cars took the world by storm in the summer of 2006. Lightning McQueen, Doc Hudson, Sally, and the lovable Mater were so popular that now they have their second videogame. The graphics in Cars: Mater-National Championship are wonderful. The characters look exactly like they did in the movie. The scenery is bright and colorful, since this does take place after the movie. The town isn't full yet, but the main buildings are restored.
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a kid's racing game based on the Disney/Pixar film Cars and that it feels quite commercial. Dozens of locations and characters from the film are featured in the game, and there is even a pamphlet from Mattel stuffed in the packaging that advertises toy cars from the movie. The game itself is polished and very accessible to kids, providing simple controls, plenty of guidance, and customizable skill levels.
Summary: Cars Mater-National offers a fresh adventure set in the super-fueled world of Radiator Springs, featuring all-new international characters vying for their chance to compete against Lightning McQueen in the First Annual Mater-National Race Festival.