I am sure everyone remembers playing with miniature Hot Wheels as kid or even as an adult. There have been games like Micro Machines and the more recently released Hot Wheels add-on for Forza Horizon 3. Now we have a game dedicated to Hot Wheel Vehicles called Hot Wheels Unleashed. This is actually a game that has some great potential. This is only a preview version, so the finished game will feature much more stuff but they are going the right way on first impressions.
Thanks to the publisher for the review code.
The cars have not been changed to full size instead have they have opted to stick with the scale. This is a stroke of genius as remembering my childhood they always seemed bigger than they actually were. You can see that they have kept the detail as you can see the windscreen, different materials used to create the cars and also played with marks, which most them would have had like kids’ fingerprints. And if you flip the cars, you will notice the detail of stamps on the chassis.
I loaded up the game and I spent a good 15 – 20 minutes selecting the choice of car from the 28 included in the preview. I just had fun inspecting the cars and admiring the details. Apparently, the full release will have over 70 cars, so hopefully will include some from the 80’s or even the 70’s and other classic models from the line up. When you are racing them around the tracks, then look even more awesome as the scaling is just spot-on.
This preview version features various game modes which include the garage, skate park, skyscraper, and college campus. While there was only one track available on a lot of the courses, this still provided an opportunity to try out the gameplay and was still amazing fun to play. While It was not included in this build, there is going to be a track editor, which will be loads of fun and I for one can’t wait to get my hands on that to create some fun tracks, like when I was a kid.
The racing was fun and the drifting through corners and the Rocket League style controlling mid-air jumps just adds to the fun factor. The car shows minor damage which shows the attention to detail. This preview build showcases the game in the right light and if you loved miniature cars as a kid then this is for you. I can’t wait for final game to just try out the track editor.