Super Toy Cars
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Super Toy Cars could be seen as a modest and cost-effective alternative to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe but to be fair, you really can’t compare the two.
Super Toy Cars is a fun game to play, providing a series of increasing racing challenges, the ability to play with friends and to create custom tracks. All of it is wrapped up in a nostalgic package that calls back to my childhood days, zipping around and letting my imagination do the majority of the work.
There is nothing more fun than taking out a member of your family with a missile and then pipping them to the finish!
Super Toy Cars was a lot of fun, and really brought back some great memories. Is it worth the price? You'll have to decide for yourself. Fans of the micro-machines style racing games will find the $10USD more than reasonable, while others might not see the value. Definitely a great time with a couple of friends, but don't expect a free ride without a few hurdles.
Super Toy Cars ends up being a mediocre outing. For some, it might be enough to play through the content it offers and bust it out when friends are over. It is the best way to experience this title after all and it works all well enough. If you are playing alone, you can go through all the events on offer, but the lack of online features gives only limited appeal.
If the physics engine is feeling kind then Super Toy Cars can be a lot of fun, especially in the evade races. However, most of the time you will find yourself being unfairly treated due to bad hit detection and general glitches. The career mode doesn't offer much in the way of playtime so chances are if you are going to play for more than a few hours it will be in split-screen with others. Online multiplayer would have made Super Toy Cars a lot more attractive but at least the track editor is solid, if a little confusing.
While it does have its issues, the racing is fine and the look of it all is interesting and fun. It's not going to blow anyone's socks off, but it does offer a decent racing experience if you're able to handle the issues it has. There's a decent amount to do for the single player gamer, but people looking for a competitive experience will have to look elsewhere.
With Super Toy Cars, you either embrace the weird physics and accept that this is a cheap, silly experience, or you don't. Adopting the former mentality will net you a fun ride at a decent price, and though there are definitely far better racers on Wii U, the nostalgic may want to open the toy-box one more time. Boosted by an in-game track editor, it's a solid chunk of content that will amuse if nothing else.
Super Toy Cars looks cute on the surface, and is fun for a short time, but frustrating collision detection and lack of content stop this from being great. Stick to the classics.
While performance issues in handheld mode are less prevalent, I found the performance in docked mode to be quite frustrating. At times I found the framerate inconsistency to be so jarring it would cause me to have difficulty controlling the car and sometimes even crash.