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  • Summary: Race for the line in Classic Races, establish your best time in Time Trial, pass as many turbocharged toys as you can in Overtake, avoid getting wiped out by the tide in Escape and beat the clock in Countdown. You’ll also take on bosses in multi-round Elimination mode. [Codemasters]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. CD-Action
    Feb 7, 2015
    80
    I was once fascinated with Micro Machines, but Toybox Turbos is a great game in its own right, not just as a stroll down the memory lane. [01/2015, p.71]
  2. Nov 12, 2014
    80
    Toybox Turbos might not have the Micro Machines branding then, but when it nails everything else that those licensed games did so well in the first place, it feels churlish not to look past such superfluous things.
  3. Feb 1, 2015
    80
    If you loved the old Micro Machines, Toybox Turbos is the title you've been waiting. Funny, competitive and graphically inspired, is only lacking in courage, not offering anything new compared to the original series which is deeply connected.
  4. Nov 12, 2014
    70
    It works as a Micro Machines spiritual successor, but we recommend to try it first, since it might doesn't appeal those who doesn't feel that nostalgic or no longer play with friends offline.
  5. Nov 14, 2014
    70
    It's hard not to see the ways in which this could have been more ambitious, more innovative in the way it dusts off the past, but equally it's hard to blame Codemasters for simply giving Micro Machines fans exactly what they wanted, just how they remembered it.
  6. Nov 18, 2014
    67
    A fun but very short return to Codemasters’ arcade roots.
  7. Dec 22, 2014
    58
    As it turns out, Toybox Turbos is just a boring, simplified clone of Micro Machines, Codemasters’ old hit.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19
  1. Nov 13, 2014
    10
    Genuinely the first game I've seen that legitimately picks up Micro Machines' crown. The art style is spot on - real childhood nostalgia, veryGenuinely the first game I've seen that legitimately picks up Micro Machines' crown. The art style is spot on - real childhood nostalgia, very much feels like a spiritual successor in terms of tone, but brought bang up to date with modern visuals. Handling's good, and although the single player starts out easy, it gets to a challenging level of fun pretty quickly. Best way to play it, though, is still multiplayer. This is one of the best smack-talk, post-pub multiplayer brag-a-thons I've seen for a long while. Love it! Expand
  2. Nov 11, 2014
    10
    This is a great spiritual successor to micro machines V4, sad to see its so under known.Once I fired it up I HAD to complete every stage withThis is a great spiritual successor to micro machines V4, sad to see its so under known.Once I fired it up I HAD to complete every stage with 3 stars.Note: I'm using the Steam version and its very solid, constant fps, no crashes. The online mode is amazing and has almost no issues even with other players having high pings.

    Would recommend for everyone.
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  3. Nov 13, 2014
    10
    Great game for the price. The most fun I've had with multiplayer since Left 4 Dead. The singe player had enough modes, cars and tracks to keepGreat game for the price. The most fun I've had with multiplayer since Left 4 Dead. The singe player had enough modes, cars and tracks to keep me happy for a few hours. Expand
  4. May 21, 2021
    8
    What a cute fun game! It is like revolt or micro machines. It has great style and cars.

    The thing is there is no quick race. It would be
    What a cute fun game! It is like revolt or micro machines. It has great style and cars.

    The thing is there is no quick race. It would be even better with that.
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  5. Jan 31, 2021
    7
    Remember Micro Machines? That's what you see here, it's the same setting, the same gameplay, even the same developer.
    Only the title is
    Remember Micro Machines? That's what you see here, it's the same setting, the same gameplay, even the same developer.
    Only the title is different because Codemasters wanted to distance themselves from the franchise and release a game under their own IP, or at least that's what I'm guessing happened. Whatever the plan was, looks like it didn't really work since a couple of years later they went back to the Micro Machines trademark.

    It is a pretty good game, though. It has everything a table-top racing game should have.
    Plenty of creative and colorful stages, various toy cars to unlock and play with, many gameplay modes, and purposefully clunky controls.
    It's very laid-back and simplistic, even bordering on being a mobile-type game (and progress being tied to a number of stars you gain in each level, like in a typical mobile title, definitely doesn't help that impression,) but if you're into that type of casual arcade racing and don't mind almost decade-old games, there's definitely plenty of fun to have here.
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  6. Dec 29, 2017
    6
    voto 63/100.
    Costo irrisorio e divertimento con gli amici per una sera assicurato.
    E perchè no, anche online può rendere qualcosina, seppur
    voto 63/100.
    Costo irrisorio e divertimento con gli amici per una sera assicurato.
    E perchè no, anche online può rendere qualcosina, seppur miseramente.
    Il gioco viene assolutamente premiato dall'originalità.
    Il Gameplay però stecca, spesso, tra bug di seconda fascia e frustrazioni continue
    voto 63/100
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  7. Nov 12, 2014
    0
    If this was an Android or iOS title, available for ~£2.99 I would be over the moon! However, as this is instead masquerading as a 'proper'If this was an Android or iOS title, available for ~£2.99 I would be over the moon! However, as this is instead masquerading as a 'proper' game at £11.99, and has 80% of the game modes removed from Multiplayer, I feel ripped off to say the least.
    Massively disappointed, but then this is Codemasters, so I should have known better...
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