Hot Wheels World Race (video game)

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Hot Wheels World Race
Hot Wheels World Race
Developer(s) Climax Group
Publisher(s) THQ
Series Hot Wheels
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
GameCube
Windows
Game Boy Advance
Release
  • NA: October 29, 2003 (PS2)
  • NA: October 31, 2003 (GC)
  • NA: November 14, 2003 (GBA)
  • NA: November 19, 2003 (PC)
  • EU: November 28, 2003
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer

Hot Wheels World Race is a racing video game developed by Climax Group and published by THQ. The game is based on the movie 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 movie to coincide with the 35th anniversary of the creation of the franchise. The game was released in 2003.

Gameplay[edit]

The gameplay of World Race is similar to many other racing games. Players can do special tricks when in the air, which adds on to the players' 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
Review scores
Publication Score
GBA GC PC PS2
CVG N/A 2.6/10[1] N/A N/A
Game Informer N/A N/A N/A 6/10[2]
GameSpot N/A 6.3/10[3] N/A 6.3/10[3]
GameZone N/A 7.5/10[4] 7/10[5] 7.4/10[6]
IGN N/A 4/10[7] N/A 4/10[7]
NGC Magazine N/A 33%[8] N/A N/A
Nintendo Power 2.4/5[9] 2.6/5[10] N/A N/A
OPM (UK) N/A N/A N/A 6/10[11]
PC Gamer (UK) N/A N/A 55%[12] N/A
PC Zone N/A N/A 58%[13] N/A
Aggregate score
Metacritic 48/100[14] 59/100[1] 64/100[15] 55/100[16]

The game received "mixed" reviews on all platforms except the Game Boy Advance version, which received "generally unfavorable reviews", according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[1][14][15][16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Hot Wheels World Race for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ Biessener, Adam (January 2004). "Hot Wheels World Race (PS2)". Game Informer (129): 135. 
  3. ^ a b Navarro, Alex (December 4, 2003). "Hot Wheels World Race Review (GC, PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ David, Mike (December 1, 2003). "Hot Wheels World Race - GC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 18, 2008. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  5. ^ Lafferty, Michael (December 28, 2003). "Hot Wheels World Race - PC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 12, 2008. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  6. ^ Ceradsky, Tim (December 7, 2003). "Hot Wheels World Race - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 18, 2008. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Lewis, Ed (October 30, 2003). "Hot Wheels: World Race (GCN, PS2)". IGN. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Hot Wheels World Race (GC)". NGC Magazine. February 2004. 
  9. ^ "Hot Wheels World Race (GBA)". Nintendo Power. 176: 153. February 2004. 
  10. ^ "Hot Wheels World Race (GC)". Nintendo Power. 175: 159. January 2004. 
  11. ^ "Hot Wheels World Race". Official UK PlayStation 2 Magazine. December 2003. 
  12. ^ "Hot Wheels World Race". PC Gamer UK. February 2004. 
  13. ^ 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. 
  14. ^ a b "Hot Wheels World Race for Game Boy Advance". Metacritic. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "Hot Wheels: World Race for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "Hot Wheels World Race for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 

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