Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 7 out of 18
  1. 78
    Choro Q is delicious sugar coated fun for the child deep down, or not so deep down, in everyone. Just don’t attempt to drive a real car any time after playing it, the urge to speed past other cars is almost to strong to ignore.
  2. For me, it became much more enjoyable as something to pick up and play for five or 10 minutes at a time rather than for prolonged sessions, but this is somewhat contrary to the way it's designed. [Nov 2004, p.130]
  3. Warts and all, the game has got more than enough depth in its customization to keep fans busy for quite a while.
  4. 70
    While the graphics and sound won't be winning any awards, their strong, primary colors and simple but clean approach come across with a Hello Kitty feel that wraps everything up perfectly for the style.
  5. A surprisingly deep and satisfying ride, made all the more appealing by its $19.99 price tag. [Nov 2004, p.136]
  6. There are glitches in the graphics and an AI that goes from passive to cutthroat in a hurry. If you are looking for a racing game, there are better ones on the market. If you are looking for a game that has charm and some RPG elements, this may be worth a look.
  7. I absolutely love the off-the-wall concept...The only thing that truly hold this title back is the racing. It's just way too slow and clunky. [Oct 2004, p.136]
  8. A game about toy-car-racing with a unique although not spectacular racing system that chooses to imbed this racing, like an egg, inside a pretty bland and lifeless RPG that features toy cars that yell at you for coming into their house. It's not for everybody.
  9. It ain't horrible, but the racing is thin and stalls well before the finish line. [Dec 2004, p.92]
  10. 50
    The racing action can be a kick, but it just doesn't compare to other racers -- gameplay or presentation-wise -- available for the system. The accent on racing also takes away from the story-driven RPG elements that made Road Trip so unique.
  11. Choro Q stutters at the starting grid with its most obvious flaw, the game play just is not riveting. As mentioned before it is the sense of speed that kills the game.
  12. It's more frustrating than challenging and it certainly isn't a whole lot of fun for any player of any age.
  13. If you don't already have an established love for Takara's customizable line of toy cars, you'll find that ChoroQ has little in the way of redeeming qualities.
  14. 40
    You’ll have to dig through hours of babying and layers of silliness, strangeness, and awkward dialogue to get to the good stuff.
  15. A mundane experience that is probably best forgotten. If, however, you’re still curious, consider a rental first, and see if you like it.
  16. No matter what extras that are packed into a game, if the very fundamentals are as marred as they are here in this game, the title itself is impaired. ChoroQ could have been great is the racing itself were not so inadequate.
  17. 20
    ChoroQ has the dumbest racing system ever. Pole Position on the Atari was a better planned racer. ChoroQ starts off painfully slow (like walking); then, with the help of all the car upgrades and stuff, you eventually get up to golf cart speed, which is where the game really picks up.
  18. While the fanciful racetracks are cute, they don't redeem the atrocious racing and so-bad-it's-good-oh-wait-it's-just-bad dialogue. [Dec 2004, p.170]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jul 20, 2012
    I love the Choro Q games. Maybe one day the serie will be back on smartphone. Many clones already exist and sell fine. And why not on 3DS orI love the Choro Q games. Maybe one day the serie will be back on smartphone. Many clones already exist and sell fine. And why not on 3DS or Playstation Vita ? Full Review »
  2. JeromeS.
    Dec 24, 2006
    ChoroQ is the most favorite racing choro cars.