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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 beMixing 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
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 35
  2. Negative: 5 out of 35
  1. Good, clean fun. A solid concept, great execution and a ton of reasons to play again and again mean that this is a title that no PS2 owner could easily pass up.
  2. I thoroughly enjoyed Micro Machines V4, probably because of the heavy dosage of nostalgia that it administered to me, but also because the developers obeyed the golden rule of retro game reiteration: provide the gamer with a modern day standard game whilst maintaining the elements they loved from the original, something that is not at all easy to do.
  3. I’m not embarrassed to say that I really liked Micro Machines V4. 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. 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]
  5. Tiny-car heaven can't make up for a game that feels a bit wimpy next to bigger racers. [Aug 2006, p.79]
  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. This was a great game...15 years ago. The new Micro Machines fails to offer anything new or exciting to an already stale series. [Sept 2006, p.79]

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  1. Andyman
    Aug 19, 2006
    10
    Finally, a worthy sequel to the all-time classic PlayStation party game, Micro Machines V3. Let me make one thing clear... V4 is NOT worth Finally, a worthy sequel to the all-time classic PlayStation party game, Micro Machines V3. Let me make one thing clear... V4 is NOT worth getting for the single-player game, and neither was V3. This is a multiplayer party game to its core, and one that players of any skill level can enjoy together (even people who normally don't like videogames!) If ever there was a reason to buy a PS2 multitap, this game is it. Expand