Cars Mater-National Championship
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|Cars Mater-National Championship|
(DS, Game Boy Advance)
|Platform(s)||Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows|
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.
- Keith Ferguson as Lightning McQueen
- Larry the Cable Guy as Mater
- Corey Burton as Doc Hudson
- Cheech Marin as Ramone
- Jenifer Lewis as Flo
- Paul Dooley as Sarge
- Tony Shalhoub as Luigi
- Katherine Helmond as Lizzie
- Michael Wallis as Sheriff
- Brian George as Fillmore
- Jennifer Hale as Emma
- Andrew Stanton as Fred
- Masi Oka as Koji
- Dee Bradley Baker as Otto von Flassenbottom
- Ivar Brogger as Michael "Mike" Wazowski (Car)
- John Goodman as James P. "Sulley" Sullivan (Car)
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.