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)
Gameloft (iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8)
Publisher(s) THQ
Gameloft
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, iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8
Release date(s) NA 20060606June 6, 2006
AUS 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
AUS 20061214December 14, 2006
JP 20070322March 22, 2007
iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8
  • EU October 2014
Genre(s) Racing, Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

Cars is a racing video game based on and considered a sequel to the 2006 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 film.[2]

Gameloft also released Cars: Fast as Lightning for iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 in October 2014.

Gameplay[edit]

The game is set in the fictional town of Radiator Springs, were it takes place after the movie, 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]

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Song Name Composer(s) Notes Runtime
"Radiator Springs Theme" Bruno Coon Ideal for exploration in daytime. 2:24
"Free Ride" Edgar Winter Group Ideal for exploration. 3:08
"Best Looking Guy in Town" Natural Born Hippies Ideal for road races and Piston Cup races. 3:18
"C'mon Let's Go" Los Lobos Ideal for exploration. 2:10
"Rock This Town" Stray Cats Ideal for road races and Piston Cup races. 3:23
"Night Drive" All American Rejects Ideal for road races and Piston Cup races. 3:25
"What I Want" Autopilot Off Ideal for road races and Piston Cup races. 2:49
"White Knuckle Ride" Lynyrd Skynyrd Ideal for road races and Piston Cup races. 3:20
"Here I Am" The Explosion Ideal for road races and Piston Cup races. 2:50
"Rooster Tails" Bruno Coon Ideal for road races and Piston Cup races. 2:30
"Stone Crows" Bruno Coon Ideal for road races and Piston Cup races. 2:35
"Kickin' Up Dust" Bruno Coon Ideal for road races and Piston Cup races. 2:30
"Tractor Tippin' Blues" Bruno Coon Used in the minigame 'Tractor Tipping'. 2:37
"Lil' Darlin" Bruno Coon Ideal for exploration in daytime. 2:52
"Sarge's March" Bruno Coon Used in the minigame 'Sarge's Boot Camp'. 2:52
"One More Chicken" Bruno Coon Ideal for road races and Piston Cup races. 2:18
"Rusty Fenders" Bruno Coon Ideal for exploration (Tailfin Pass only). 2:21
"Monster Stomp" Dave Lowmiller Used in the stadium race 'Monster Truck Mayhem'. 0:59
"Italia" Paul Lawler Used in the minigame 'Luigi to the Rescue'. 2:32
"Slidin' Home" Bruno Coon Ideal for exploration in nighttime. 2:29
Here Comes Sheriff" Bruno Coon Used in the minigame 'Sheriff's Pursuit'. 2:12
"High Speed Heist" Bruno Coon Used in the minigame 'High Speed Heist'. 2:04
"Lightning Strike" Bruno Coon Used in the minigame 'Lightning Strikes Back'. 2:13
"Slippin' and Slidin'" Bruno Coon Ideal for road races and Piston Cup races. 2:32
"Night, Darlin'" Bruno Coon Ideal for exploration in nighttime. 3:27
"Tailfin Pass" Bruno Coon Ideal for exploration (Tailfin Pass only). 2:19
"Radiator Springs at Night" Bruno Coon Ideal for exploration at nighttime. 2:24

Reception[edit]

Cars received 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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