Both young and grown kids will probably remember the range of Hot Wheels miniature cars released by Mattel. It's a real classic together with others of the likes of Matchbox, Majorette, Guiloy or Guisval that has managed to survive the pass of time (some of these brands had to shut down) and that is now trying to reinvent itself to carry on doing business with its products as well as bringing in some new customers thanks to a mobile video game.
And the truth is that they're not doing too bad, releasing a Hot Wheels: Race Off for iPhone and iPad that we can also play on Android by downloading the corresponding APK (unfortunately, it's not out for PC yet). It offers us a racing game with some of the most famous cars in its catalog and in which we can drive around 3D settings while obeying the laws of physics that will put our skill behind the wheel to the test.
Car races on acrobatic tracks
The tracks we'll have to race around could well be any of the physical circuits that the brand used to sell in which the cards had to do all sorts of acrobatic movements and stunts. We'll control the vehicles with two pedals: accelerator and brakes, and although it seems simple, you're going to have to make an effort to not tip over your vehicle.
You can drive the classic Mako Shark among others.
- Over 30 classic cars from Mattel's catalog.
- 40 different tracks.
- Circuits full of obstacles, ramps, leaps and loops.
- Collect car models.
- Play the online multiplayer mode.
The game can be downloaded for free although it includes in-app purchases. You'll have loads of fun in a game that will remind you of Hill Climb Racing on certain occasions.