Hot Wheels: Beat That!

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Hot Wheels: Beat That!
Hot Wheels Beat That game cover.jpg
European Cover art
Developer(s) Eutechnyx (PlayStation 2, Wii, Xbox 360, PC)
Human Soft (Nintendo DS)
Publisher(s) Activision
Distributor(s) Mattel Games
Activision Blizzard
Series Hot Wheels
Engine GTX4 Engine
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Xbox 360
Wii
Nintendo DS
Microsoft Windows
Release date(s) PlayStation 2
  • NA September 25, 2007
  • EU November 30, 2007
Xbox 360
  • NA September 26, 2007
  • EU December 7, 2007
Wii
  • NA September 30, 2007
  • EU December 7, 2007
Nintendo DS
  • NA November 6, 2007
  • AUS November 21, 2007
  • EU December 7, 2007
Windows
  • NA November 16, 2007
Genre(s) Racing, Vehicular Combat
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer

Hot Wheels: Beat That! is a racing video game released in 2007 developed by Eutechnyx.

Zones and Tracks[edit]

The zones in Hot Wheels: Beat That! are domestic environments. They have four tracks in each.

  • Bedroom - Floorboard Frenzy, Bedroom Brawl, Desktop Dash, and Bathroom Break.
  • Mini Golf - Spooky Sprint, Underwater Washout, Witch Doctor Way, and T-Rex Rush.
  • Attic - Train Set Twist, Science Speedway, Pinball Pursuit, and Hairpin Highway.
  • Bowling Alley - Bowling Ball Bash, Ten-Pin Tearaway, Arcade Alley, and Multi Lane Mash (Unavailable On DS Version).

Standard Weapons[edit]

Standard weapons can be gained by driving or jumping through a basic fire ring.

  • Mortars - Throw triple mortar shells at close range.
  • Tesla - Fires an energy ray that siphons opponent's speed to your car.
  • Rockets - Rockets fire straight ahead and explode upon impact. If the player is too close to the explosion, they will be slowed down by the blast. Comes with three rockets to be fired individually.
  • Parachutes - Player receives the ability to fire 3 shells straight ahead. When hit, the opponent will be slowed down by a parachute for a few seconds. Parachutes are fired individually.
  • Mine - One mine can be dropped behind the player's vehicle. It will be triggered whenever a car passes close by and then explode within a couple of seconds.
  • Shield - Protects your car from most weapons. Explosive weapons (rockets, mines, etc.) take off one of the three beams. If a shield is hit by a rocket (or explosive weapon) three times, it is destroyed, with no more energy fields to protect the car.
  • Smoke - Emits a smoke screen from the rear of your vehicle to limit opponent's view of the track.
  • EMP - Activating EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) disables all opponents' unfired weapons.
  • Boost - Blasts your car forward with fire tread marks coming from the rear wheels. Lasts roughly four seconds. It can also be activated by driving through a green fire ring.
  • Air Strike - A drone that flies around the track dropping mines on all opponents. When activated, a red airwave will appear above the car firing it.
  • Ice - A machine-fire of sharp ice chunks from your car. If it hits an opponent's car correctly, it will disable their steering for a few seconds.

Supercharged Weapons[edit]

Supercharged weapons can be received by activating Hot Wheels Power when the Hot Wheels bar is flaming. Activating Hot Wheels Power changes whatever standard weapon you have into its superior supercharged version. A weapon with three activations can only be supercharged if it has not been used. Supercharged weapons are essentially the same as their standard counterparts, except with special qualities.

  • Mortars - Fires two volleys of six mortar shells.
  • Tesla - Fires an energy ray at your opponent's car, disabling its steering for a few seconds.
  • Rockets - Still comes with three rockets, but the rockets now turn into self-guiding missiles, automatically swerving to hit your opponent.
  • Parachutes - Combines all three parachutes into one shot, and also adds auto-guiding, similar to rockets.
  • Mine - Turns one mine into three to be dropped individually.
  • Shield - Similar to standard shield, except blue. When hit by a weapon, instead of taking damage, the shield absorbs the opponent's weapon, giving you that weapon.
  • Smoke - Emits a smoke screen from the rear of your vehicle to limit opponent's view of the track, lasting longer than standard smoke. Explosive sparks also emit from your vehicle in the smoke.
  • EMP - Works the same way as standard EMP, except completely destroys unfired weapons, instead of temporarily disabling them.
  • Boost - Works the same way as standard Boost, blasting your car forward, except you have three to activate individually.
  • Air Strike - Like standard Air Strike with improved features, including longer duration and more frequent Mine dropping,
  • Ice - Auto-guiding ice missiles/chunks. When fired, they will automatically steer to any opponent's car, if it is near enough. It disables steering, just like the machine ice. This weapon has three fires.

Fire Rings[edit]

Fire rings are how you obtain weapons. There are three types of fire rings.

  • Standard Fire Ring - This is how you obtain all standard weapons. (See above)
  • Blue Fire Ring - When activating a blue fire ring, you can get select supercharged weapons, but not any of them. Through a blue fire ring, you can only get supercharged versions of Tesla, EMP, Rockets, and Air Strike.
  • Green Fire Ring - When you drive through a green fire ring, you activate a standard boost. You cannot supercharge this, as it is instantly activated the instant you drive through the ring.

Playable Cars[edit]

Hot Wheels: Beat That! features 31 playable cars from the diecast Hot Wheels line.

Starting cars

  • Brutalistic
  • Spectyte
  • Covelight
  • Rapid Transit
  • Off Track
  • Mid Drift
  • Bully Goat
  • Cool-One
  • Sooo Fast
  • Jack Hammer
  • MST Suzuka
  • Formul8r
  • Rockster
  • Chicane
  • Fandango (Replaces Off Track On DS Version)
  • Vandetta (Replaces Mid Drift On DS Version)
  • Rapid Transit (DS Version, Replaces MS-T Suzuka)

Unlockable Cars[edit]

Unlock cars by collecting all flames And winning tournaments.

Unlockable cars

  • Hot Wheels Drift King 24/Seven
  • The Demon
  • Phantom Racer
  • 16 Angels
  • Super Tsunami
  • Muscle Tone
  • Bone Shaker
  • Battle Spec
  • Nitro Door Slammer
  • Da Kar
  • Hollowback
  • Dieselboy
  • Spine Buster
  • Power Bomb (Stats Changed On DS Version, Replaces Speed Bump)
  • Speed Bump
  • Shadow MKII (Unlocked By a Cheat Code.)
  • Burlesque (Replaces Phantom Racer On DS Version)
  • Synkro (Replaces Nitro Doorslammer On DS Version)
  • Vulture (Replaces Da Kar On DS Version)
  • Carbide (Replaces Power Bomb On DS Version)

Glitches[edit]

There is one known glitch from Hot Wheels Beat That.

Multi-Lane Mash glitch[edit]

This glitch occurs in Multi-Lane Mash (usually in the final lap in 1st place). When the player races in Multi-Lane Mash, the game may crash and freeze. The chance rises when you are in a better position. This glitch only occurs in the Wii version.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (DS) 65%[1]
(Wii) 54.50%[2]
(X360) 47.22%[3]
(PS2) 47%[4]
(PC) 35%[5]
Metacritic (DS) 65/100[6]
(Wii) 55/100[7]
(PS2) 50/100[8]
(X360) 43/100[9]
(PC) 35/100[10]
Review scores
Publication Score
IGN (DS) 6.5/10[11]
3.5/10[12][13]
(PS2 & Wii) 3.3/10[14]
OXM 6.5/10[15]
OXM (UK) 3/10[16]
PALGN 4.5/10[17]
TeamXbox 2.5/10[18]

The game was met with mixed to negative reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it 65% and 65 out of 100 for the DS version;[1][6] 54.50% and 55 out of 100 for the Wii version;[2][7] 47.22% and 43 out of 100 for the Xbox 360 version;[3][9] 47% and 50 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version;[4][8] and 35% and 35 out of 100 for the PC version.[5][10]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Hot Wheels: Beat That! for Wii". GameRankings. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Hot Wheels: Beat That! for Xbox 360". GameRankings. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Hot Wheels: Beat That! for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Hot Wheels: Beat That! for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Hot Wheels: Beat That! for DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Hot Wheels: Beat That! for Wii Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Hot Wheels: Beat That! for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Hot Wheels: Beat That! for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "Hot Wheels: Beat That! for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  11. ^ DeVries, Jack (December 4, 2007). "Hot Wheels: Beat That! Review (NDS)". IGN. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  12. ^ Clements, Ryan (October 8, 2007). "Hot Wheels: Beat That! Review (X360)". IGN. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  13. ^ Clements, Ryan (December 11, 2007). "Hot Wheels: Beat That! Review (PC)". IGN. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  14. ^ Clements, Ryan (October 8, 2007). "Hot Wheels: Beat That! Review (PS2, Wii)". IGN. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Hot Wheels: Beat That!". Official Xbox Magazine: 69. January 2008. 
  16. ^ "Hot Wheels: Beat That!". Official Xbox Magazine UK: 73. June 2008. 
  17. ^ Van Leuveren, Luke (November 24, 2007). "Hot Wheels: Beat That! Review - Kids Review (X360)". PALGN. Archived from the original on June 16, 2007. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  18. ^ Chapman, David (October 16, 2007). "Hot Wheels: Beat That! Review (Xbox 360)". TeamXbox. Archived from the original on January 23, 2012. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 

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