Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge

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Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge
Cover art
Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge cover art (North American PS2 version)
Developer(s) Climax Racing
Publisher(s) THQ
Series Hot Wheels
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
GBA
Windows
Xbox
Release date(s)

Game Boy Advance
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  • NA: November 10, 2004
PlayStation 2 & Xbox
‹See Tfd›
  • NA: November 10, 2004
  • EU: November 26, 2004
Windows
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  • NA: November 15, 2004
  • EU: November 15, 2004
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer

Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge is a video game developed by Climax Racing and published by THQ. It was released in November 2004 and appeared on PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, and Microsoft Windows. It is the ninth instalment in the Hot Wheels series of video games.

The game received mixed reviews from critics upon its release.

Gameplay[edit]

Stunt Track Challenge is a stuntman style arcade game that consists of drivers competing in stunt challenges and winning fast races to stay on the show. Sometimes, there are mini games with special tasks, usually involving collecting icons in a limited amount of time.

Game Show[edit]

The game features a single-player mode called "Game Show", hosted by Ryan Storm. Races take place on one of 12 tracks and players compete to finish first. The game's 24 stunt challenges reward players for performing daring deeds by using the controller. The player starts with 3 cars: 24/Seven, Mega-Duty, and Ballistik.

Development and release[edit]

The game also had an online mode.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
GBA PC PS2 Xbox
Game Informer N/A N/A 6.75/10[1] 6.75/10[1]
GameSpot N/A N/A 5.9/10[2] 5.9/10[2]
GameZone 6.3/10[3] 6.7/10[4] 5.9/10[5] 6/10[6]
IGN 5.5/10[7] N/A 6.5/10[8] 6.5/10[8]
Nintendo Power 3.3/5[9] N/A N/A N/A
OPM (US) N/A N/A 3.5/5 stars[10] N/A
OXM (UK) N/A N/A N/A 5/10[11]
TeamXbox N/A N/A N/A 5.8/10[12]
Aggregate score
Metacritic 61/100[13] 64/100[14] 62/100[15] 63/100[16]

Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge received "mixed" reviews on all platforms according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[13][14][15][16]

Juan Castro of IGN gave the game 6.5 out of 10.

Alex Navarro of GameSpot gave Stunt Track Challenge 5.9 out of 10.

The game sold over 1.16 million copies worldwide, of which 700,000 in North America.

Re-release[edit]

In September 2006, Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge was re-released for the Game Boy Advance as Hot Wheels: All Out, a game that also included Hot Wheels World Race.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Helgeson, Matt (February 2005). "Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge (PS2, Xbox)". Game Informer (142): 113. 
  2. ^ a b Navarro, Alex (November 24, 2004). "Hot Wheels Stunt Track Challenge Review (PS2, Xbox)". GameSpot. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ Hollingshead, Anise (December 12, 2004). "Hot Wheels Stunt Track Challenge - GBA - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 23, 2008. Retrieved December 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ Aceinet (December 19, 2004). "Hot Wheels Stunt Track Challenge - PC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 4, 2008. Retrieved December 28, 2014. 
  5. ^ Bedigian, Louis (December 5, 2004). "Hot Wheels Stunt Track Challenge - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 6, 2008. Retrieved December 28, 2014. 
  6. ^ Code Cowboy (December 18, 2004). "Hot Wheels Stunt Track Challenge - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 18, 2008. Retrieved December 28, 2014. 
  7. ^ Bozon, Mark (February 14, 2005). "Hot Wheels Stunt Track Challenge (GBA)". IGN. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Castro, Juan (November 18, 2004). "Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge (PS2, Xbox)". IGN. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge". Nintendo Power. 188: 116. February 2005. 
  10. ^ "Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 83. February 2005. 
  11. ^ Official Xbox Magazine UK staff (February 2005). "Hot Wheels Stunt Track Challenge review". Official Xbox Magazine UK. Archived from the original on November 28, 2014. Retrieved April 23, 2016. 
  12. ^ Soboleski, Brent (December 1, 2004). "Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge Review (Xbox)". TeamXbox. Archived from the original on July 30, 2013. Retrieved December 28, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "Hot Wheels Stunt Track Challenge for Game Boy Advance Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "Hot Wheels Stunt Track Challenge for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "Hot Wheels Stunt Track Challenge for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Hot Wheels: All Out". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 14, 2014. Retrieved September 27, 2016. 

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