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  • Summary: Cars Mater-National features an all-new International group of racers vying for their chance to compete against Lightning McQueen in the First Annual Mater-National Race Festival, hosted by Lightning’s best friend, Mater. Explore the new and improved open world of Radiator Springs, play in the all-new Monster Mode, jump into the fast lane with 6 new International racing competitors, burn rubber on new tracks, and twist and turn your way through new mini-games like Ramone’s Rhythmic Rumble and Fillmore’s Fuel Frenzy. Explore the new open world of Radiator Springs, Lightning McQueen’s new Racing Headquarters, and practice facility Over 20 challenging mini-games. 7 exciting new international characters. Multiple new adrenaline-packed tracks to race on. Go head to head with over 10 multiplayer games. [THQ] Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. If you can have only one racing game on the DS, get Mario Kart DS. However, after that, you’d do well to check out Pixar’s Cars: Mater-National Championship.
  2. 80
    THQ had an opportunity to cash in on an expensive license with a barely-there effort, but instead decided to spend the time and resources necessary to build a racing game that offers lots of fun for kids and fans of the movie.
  3. 80
    Mater-National features more of everything: more tracks and more opponents. It is a great game for kids and one of the best racing games on the Nintendo DS.
  4. If you fancy a bit of no-frills drifting action, this is a safe bet. [Issue#17, p.92]
  5. 68
    It's definitely a better decision to get Cars Mater-National over the DS prequel, but, unless the recipient is in the elementary school age bracket, it's still not recommended.
  6. The game will be far too easy for all but the youngest set of players, making it hard to recommend for anyone but really young fans of the film.
  7. It cannot be compared (favorably) to the console versions, but it's the only iteration of Mater-National that improves upon its predecessor, and is not a bad option for race-loving tykes this holiday season.
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  1. MarkH.
    Dec 18, 2007
    10
    Bought this for my young kids for christmas, but have ended up playing it quite often myself. The mini games are a nice side challenge. Highly recommended . Collapse
  2. [Anonymous]
    Jan 22, 2008
    4
    This game was terrible due to the hard to manage cars and boring tracks. Stay away from it if you can.