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  • Summary: Mixing miniature mayhem with maximum multiplayer racing, Micro Machines v4 features knockabout, breakneck racing in the fastest scale miniatures, complete with explosive weapon power-ups. Letting you loose with hundreds of vehicles, each with distinctive performance abilities, you'll be racing your inch-long miniature motors on the wildest tracks where everyday household objects appear immense in size and can become lethal hazards. Sport cars, street racers, stock cars, 4x4s, beach buggies, lowriders and muscle cars are just some of the Micro Machines models you'll be taking out on the improvised tracks around the Micro Machines house, garden and - for the first time - beyond. Spin out around the breakfast table littered with cereal spills, tear through the kitchen but avoid literally burning tyre rubber on the blazing hot cooker, turbo boost around the pool table (while avoiding the treacherous pockets), or hit the gas as you drive around the rim of the bath, carefully negotiating the ferocious waters pouring over the edge of the bath (because someone left the tap running). [Codemasters] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. 82
    An extensive multiplayer mode, a track editor and the ability to trade vehicles online ensure almost infinite longevity and top off a title which is a micro masterpiece in its own right.
  2. Micro Machines V4’s only genuine problem is its overbearing similarity to "Mashed," a game that can be bought for a third of the price. [Aug 2006, p.120]
  3. I’m not embarrassed to say that I really liked Micro Machines V4, but I liked it more on the PS2. After playing all of the more serious games that come my way, this was a pleasantly mindless, yet challenging diversion that showed some real ingenuity, especially in the visionary track designs and great use of scale.
  4. MM4 is what a game about toy cars shouldn't be--boring. [Oct. 2006, p.108]
  5. You wouldn’t even know the game was from the Micro Machines franchise if it weren’t for the title. It could be called “Tiny Racers” and no one would know the difference.
  6. As a harmless game for kids to play together, Micro Machines V4 serves its purpose, but a bit of flair and a larger scope could have made it the ultimate party racing game.
  7. Playing with toy cars should be a lot more entertaining than this. [Oct. 2006, p.77]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
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  1. RedM@
    May 28, 2008
    10
    This game is a blast to play in multiplayer, and can be very competitive. Especially fun are the trecherous train levels, although the massive variety of tracks means you can play for hours without getting bored.

    As a console-to-pc game, you'll want to play with a gamepad and 3 of your friends. It does look very nice on a 22" widescreen monitor. (yes it supports widescreen!)

    A patch fixes rendering issues that plagued the original release on some video cards. It is unfortunately shipped with a driver-based CD detection scheme.
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  2. BenM.
    Sep 22, 2006
    10
    I love this game! Even though you do have to play over and over again to get anywhere, I reckon you can't go wrong if you want a game with fast paced explosive racing action. What I love is how different all the cars are - you really get to know which ones are the best. Oh yes - if you are worried by having to progress sooo slowly through the levels, get the cheats! For $5 you get to unlock everything the game has to offer. Go to www.codemasters.com and find your way from there. Please, enjoy! Expand
  3. BenC.
    Oct 24, 2007
    8
    Great fun and not too serious. Not sure why it's getting such abysmal reviews, perhaps people have forgotten that gaming was about having fun.
  4. MohsenS.
    Sep 1, 2006
    7
    Not bad but with some camera problems.