Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Super Toy Cars (Xbox One) - Review

Super Toy Cars is available now on the Xbox One and is priced at £7.99.

Ever wondered what it would be like to play a budget version of Mario Kart? Wonder no more!

Nintendo won't give us Mario Kart on our beloved Xbox One's and Sega have still not inserted my pleas to bring the excellent Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed to it either, which leaves the playing field wide open for someone to release a kiddie-friendly racing game. By which I mean a game so colourful it'd make LSD induced hallucinations look bland.

Super Toy Cars gives you a few different race tracks for, you guessed it, toy cars to race around. There are a number of cars to buy and mod, with an upgrade available for each part and a few different colours and paint jobs to choose from. You get points for completing races, and these points unlock the next sets of races.

The problem with this game is that everything feels half-assed. I cannot enthuse about this game at all because it is just so lacking. I spent a few hours with it, as has my son, but really neither of us were having fun! We we're going through the motions because it needed to be reviewed. Everything about Super Toy Cars feels like a cheap rip off of the bigger budget racers. Even the power-ups you can collect are boring. And none of the AI character's seem to use them, which is just weird!

This game could have been salvaged had it been for a few things, if it was more polished it would have been infinitely better, but as it stands I keep driving through the environment. A little creator mode would have gone a long way to entertaining my son and I too. The ability to make tracks for your family to play may well have kept us playing that bit longer. As it stands this game simply isn't worth even the relatively small £7.99 price tag, which is a huge shame. Skip it guys.

3/10 TRY IT!
A code was provided for the purpose of this review. 

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