Cars

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  • Summary: Based on the PIXAR film of the same name, Cars has you playing as characters from the movie as you help Lightning McQueen capture the coveted Piston Cup Championship.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 4 out of 8
  1. Sometimes, the flaws make the masterpiece, and sometimes, the flaws just make something flawed. More a case of the latter than the former, Cars is a game that is a rental at best, unless you have children who are really, really into the movie, or if you really liked Kirby Air Ride but didn't care much for all that replay value.
  2. Nintendo Power
    65
    Cars is a decent racer, but ultimately, it is too fast and too rigid for its own good. {Aug 2006, p.86]
  3. Fans of the movie will probably be satisfied with Cars for the GBA. The game is a competent movie tie-in and a good racing game in its own right. The limited number of events, though, combined with the lack of a multiplayer mode, means that those looking to add another racing game to their GBA collection should probably look elsewhere.
  4. The game is simply too easy and over too soon.
  5. 40
    The extra unlockable characters don't make replaying races a worthy use of time, and the credits roll long before you expect them to, even for a GBA racer. It's too bad, since it could have been a cute family-friendly title, but thirty bucks it's a complete waste of money for an hour's worth of gameplay.
  6. The game's extremely short length, zoomed in camera, and unhelpful guiding arrows make Cars a disappointing game that isn't even worth a rental.
  7. 30
    The lack of depth and attention to detail makes this product an amazingly hard sell, and we honestly can't recommend it to even the most avid of fans.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. Jan 19, 2020
    10
    An incredible racing game for the Game Boy Advance. The usage of characters like Lightning McQueen and Doc Hudson push this game over the top.An incredible racing game for the Game Boy Advance. The usage of characters like Lightning McQueen and Doc Hudson push this game over the top. Arguably one of the best GBA racing games, second only to Shrek Swamp Kart Speedway. Expand
  2. BubbleMan
    Jun 19, 2006
    8
    I thought this game would be bad, but when I played it I was surprised! It was actually a really fun game with great graphics, awesome sound, I thought this game would be bad, but when I played it I was surprised! It was actually a really fun game with great graphics, awesome sound, and exciting gameplay! I mean in this game it's even fun to lose! I reccomend playing it at least once in your whole life. Expand
  3. Jan 8, 2020
    4
    This game Isn't as bad as some make it out to be. Is the game short? Yes. Is the camera angle crap? Certainly. The game's speed, while not badThis game Isn't as bad as some make it out to be. Is the game short? Yes. Is the camera angle crap? Certainly. The game's speed, while not bad on its own, does not always mesh well with the camera and track designs. However, the music is decent, there is a sense of speed, and the game looks quite good on GBA. While not a must-play, if you find this game for a nice low price, give it a try. Expand
  4. Apr 25, 2020
    1
    Cars on gameboy advance is not what i call fun, the gameplay makes the game almost unplayable, uninspiring music, and the unlockables are notCars on gameboy advance is not what i call fun, the gameplay makes the game almost unplayable, uninspiring music, and the unlockables are not worth wasting time trying to unlock. I don't even recommend this to the most hardcore fans of the series. Expand
  5. Feb 12, 2015
    0
    What is this? This is the worst GBA game I've played. The controls are so bad, cars are in the way, and it has terrible gameplay. Who wouldWhat is this? This is the worst GBA game I've played. The controls are so bad, cars are in the way, and it has terrible gameplay. Who would give this a positive review? Expand
  6. Feb 13, 2015
    0
    Do not buy this game at all. It made me bored after 20 minutes. If you want a good racing game on GBA then buy Need For Speed Underground.Do not buy this game at all. It made me bored after 20 minutes. If you want a good racing game on GBA then buy Need For Speed Underground. This game is not worth the price. Or buy the PS2, Gamecube, Wii, Xbox and Xbox 360 versions. Even the DS version was bad, but at least it's better than this. Bad music, terrible gameplay, terrible controls and traffic cars are in the way during a race. Expand

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#6 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2006