Cars Mater-National Championship

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Cars Mater-National Championship
Cars - Mater-National Championship.jpg
Developer(s)Rainbow Studios
(Wii, Xbox 360, Windows, PS2, PS3)
Tantalus Interactive
Incinerator Studios (Wii, PS3)
Platform(s)Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows
Xbox (cancelled)
Nintendo GameCube (cancelled)
PlayStation Portable (cancelled)
  • NA: October 29, 2007
  • EU: November 30, 2007

Cars Mater-National Championship is a racing video game developed by Rainbow Studios and published by THQ for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance, released on October 29, 2007. It is the sequel to the 2006 video game Cars, which was based on the Cars film from Pixar. In 2009, a sequel called Cars Race-O-Rama was released. This is the last Pixar game to be released on Game Boy Advance.


The game is set in the Cars world of Radiator Springs, and the game about the first ever Mater-National race, held in Radiator Springs by Lightning McQueen. There are some new characters that are in the game. The game features different-looking playing areas, and Radiator Springs, Ornament Valley, and Tailfin Pass have all been updated. In Radiator Springs, new roads have been added. In Ornament Valley, an airport and several new rock formations have been added. In Tailfin Pass, the roads have been completely revamped. In all three playing areas, some of the roads have been blocked off and can only be played in races.



Cars Mater-National has received average reviews from critics upon the release. PSXExtreme gave this game a 7.0, praising the better audio, but criticized the graphics. IGN rated the Nintendo DS version of the game 6.8/10.0, calling it "cute" and "kid-friendly" but never made into 5th gear. Metacritic aggregate scores for the Nintendo DS version 69/100, the Xbox 360 version 58/100, the PlayStation 3 version 63/100, and the PlayStation 2 version 67/100.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-08-31. Retrieved 2007-08-25.: Games Release Schedule, 04/09/07

Cars Mater-National (PS3 version) IGN
Games Release Schedule, 04/09/07

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