Hot Wheels World Race (video game)

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Hot Wheels World Race
Hot Wheels World Race
North American cover art for PlayStation 2
Developer(s) Climax Group
Publisher(s) THQ
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
GameCube
Windows
Game Boy Advance
Release date(s) PlayStation 2
  • NA October 29, 2003
  • PAL November 28, 2003
GameCube
  • NA October 31, 2003
  • PAL November 28, 2003
Game Boy Advance
  • NA November 14, 2003
  • PAL November 28, 2003
Windows
  • NA November 19, 2003
  • PAL November 28, 2003
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer

Hot Wheels World Race (known as Hot Wheels: Highway 35 World Race in Europe) is a racing video game released in 2003 by Climax Group and THQ. The game is based on the movie and TV series of the same name that was released by Hot Wheels and Mainframe Entertainment, and 35 Hot Wheels toy automobiles were released in conjunction with the TV series to coincide with the 35th anniversary of the creation of the franchise.

Gameplay[edit]

The gameplay of World Race is similar to many other racing games. You can do special tricks when in the air, which adds on to your car's boost. Collecting gold rings also increases the boost. The PC, GameCube, and PS2 versions each have multi-player, all of which are split-screen.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PS2) 65.17%[1]
(PC) 64.33%[2]
(GC) 60.64%[3]
(GBA) 49.50%[4]
Metacritic (PC) 64/100[5]
(GC) 59/100[6]
(PS2) 55/100[7]
(GBA) 48/100[8]
Review scores
Publication Score
Computer and Video Games 2.6/10[6]
Game Informer 6/10[9]
GameSpot 6.3/10[10]
GameZone (GC) 7.5/10[11]
(PS2) 7.4/10[12]
(PC) 7/10[13]
IGN 4/10[14]
NGC Magazine 33%[15]
Nintendo Power (GC) 2.6/5[16]
(GBA) 2.4/5[17]
Official PlayStation Magazine (UK) 6/10[18]
PC Gamer (UK) 55%[19]
PC Zone 58%[20]

The game was met with mixed to negative reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it 65.17% and 55 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version;[1][7] 64.33% and 64 out of 100 for the PC version;[2][5] 60.64% and 59 out of 100 for the GameCube version;[3][6] and 49.50% and 48 out of 100 for the Game Boy Advance version.[4][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hot Wheels: World Race for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Hot Wheels: World Race for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Hot Wheels: World Race for GameCube". GameRankings. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Hot Wheels: World Race for Game Boy Advance". GameRankings. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Hot Wheels: World Race for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c "Hot Wheels World Race for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Hot Wheels World Race for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Hot Wheels World Race for Game Boy Advance". Metacritic. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  9. ^ Biessener, Adam (January 2004). "Hot Wheels World Race (PS2)". Game Informer (129): 135. Archived from the original on May 28, 2007. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  10. ^ Navarro, Alex (December 4, 2003). "Hot Wheels World Race Review (GC, PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  11. ^ David, Mike (December 1, 2003). "Hot Wheels World Race - GC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 18, 2008. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  12. ^ Ceradsky, Tim (December 7, 2003). "Hot Wheels World Race - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 18, 2008. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  13. ^ Lafferty, Michael (December 28, 2003). "Hot Wheels World Race - PC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 12, 2008. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  14. ^ Lewis, Ed (October 30, 2003). "Hot Wheels: World Race (GCN, PS2)". IGN. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Hot Wheels World Race (GC)". NGC Magazine. February 2004. 
  16. ^ "Hot Wheels World Race (GC)". Nintendo Power 176: 159. January 2004. 
  17. ^ "Hot Wheels World Race (GBA)". Nintendo Power 177: 153. February 2004. 
  18. ^ "Hot Wheels World Race". Official UK PlayStation 2 Magazine. December 2003. 
  19. ^ "Hot Wheels World Race". PC Gamer UK. February 2004. 
  20. ^ PC Zone staff (March 2004). "PC Review: Hot Wheels: Highway 35 World Race Review". PC Zone. Archived from the original on July 15, 2010. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 

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