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  • Summary: In Cars Race-O-Rama, players join Lightning McQueen and Chick Hicks in Radiator Springs as they prepare their academy of student racers to compete in the Race-O-Rama Exhibition. Players encounter 12 new playable characters making their video game debut. A new and improved Lightning McQueen comes fully equipped with special racing kits, allowing him to better maneuver brand new, action-packed tracks that takes players to metro city streets, the Baja desert and sandy beaches. In addition, players are now able to modify Lightning McQueen’s wheels, rims, hood, side skirt, rear bumper, spoiler and paint with special customization features, giving Lightning a personalized style and look that has never been seen before. As players compete in this high-speed, racing adventure game, they can utilize Lightning McQueen’s newly designed drifting abilities and perform "Kachow" poses for enthusiastic reporters and fans encountered throughout the game. Cars Race-O-Rama also features multiplayer mini-games based on Disney-Pixar’s "Cars Toons," a series of animated shorts that are currently being aired on the Disney Channel. [THQ] Collapse
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Racing game of the year? Definitely not. A decent effort that will entertain kids and tide fans of the movie and original game over until Cars 2? Definitely.
  2. Overall, Cars Race O Rama is simply another licensed game. There isn’t anything that will keep a hardcore gamer interested, however, the younger audience will probably love this title, especially if they are a fan of the movie.
  3. Cars Race-o-Rama makes fun for some hours, but not for much longer. The controls of the micro cars and monster trucks aren’t made for little children.
  4. Painfully familiar in a Dynasty Warriors style. [Jan 2010, p.86]
  5. 50
    It is the very definition of an average game, and does nothing to pay homage to the original movie, merely taking up six times the shelf space it should and damning any of the current platforms to yet another throwaway licensed game that simply wasn't needed.
  6. Hope for a fresh star when Cars 2 hit theaters in 2011. [Holiday 2009, p.82]
  7. Dull, frustrating and deeply dated cash-in. [Jan 2010, p.113]

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