Cars (video game)

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Cars
Cars (video game).jpg
PAL region cover art
Developer(s) Locomotive Games (PSP)
Rainbow Studios (GameCube, PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360, Wii)
Helixe (Game Boy Advance, DS)
Beenox (PC, Mac)
Publisher(s) THQ
Composer(s) Bruno Coon
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox, Xbox 360, Wii, Mac OS X
Release date(s) Game Boy Advance, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable & Xbox
NA 20060606June 6, 2006

AU June 8, 2006 (DS only)
JP July 6, 2006 (exc. Xbox, PC)

EU 20060714July 14, 2006
Xbox 360
  • NA October 23, 2006
  • EU November 17, 2006
  • AUS November 23, 2006
Wii
NA 20061116November 16, 2006

EU 20061208December 8, 2006
AU 20061214December 14, 2006
JP 20070322March 22, 2007

Genre(s) Racing, Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
Distribution DVD, Universal Media Disc, Cartridge (electronics), CD-ROM, Nintendo optical disc

Cars is a racing video game based on and considered a sequel to the film of the same name. It is available on Game Boy Advance, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Wii.[1]

The Wii version includes functionality geared towards its controller, and was a launch game. It, and most of the other console versions, also feature the voice-over cast from the Cars film.[2]

Gameplay[edit]

The game is set in the fictional town of Radiator Springs, the player must compete in fifty races to help Lightning McQueen win the Piston Cup. The game takes place in an open world environment and features ten playable characters from the film, each voiced by the original voice talent.[3][4] The game also features a number of minigames and items for the player to collect.[5]

Reception[edit]

Cars videogame got mainly positive reviews. GameSpot gave 7.0 out of 10 for Xbox 360 and Wii versions, for PlayStation 2, 7.6 out of 10 for the GameCube and Xbox versions, and 7.4 out of 10 for the PSP version.[6] Metacritic gave 65 out of 100 for the Wii version,[7] 54 out of 100 for the DS version,[8] 73 out of 100 for the PC version,[9] 71 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version,[10] and 70 out of 100 for the PSP version.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cars: The Videogame. Carsvideogame.com. Retrieved on 2010-12-10.
  2. ^ Bozon, Mark (2006-05-18). "Wii: The Launch Games". IGN. Retrieved 2006-05-19. 
  3. ^ Cars for Xbox 360. G4tv. Retrieved on 2010-12-10.
  4. ^ Cars: The Video Game (2006, Video Game) - Voice Cast Listing at Voice Chasers. Voicechasers.com (2006-06-26). Retrieved on 2010-12-10.
  5. ^ Orlando, Greg. (2006-07-06) Cars Review for Xbox 360. G4tv. Retrieved on 2010-12-10.
  6. ^ "GameSpot Review". 2011-12-10. 
  7. ^ "Cars (Wii)". Metacritic. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Cars (DS)". Metacritic. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Cars (PC)". Metacritic. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Cars (PlayStation 2)". Metacritic. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Cars (PSP)". Metacritic. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 

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